The Sanpete Valley Creeper

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Sanpete Valley Creeper
Description for home or its return. A mother and her baby and baby's baggy were allowed to ride for a single fare. The Manti Messenger reported on August 26, 1909 that the Sanpete Valley train was six hours late because of a washout. William (Hill) D. Livingston was traveling to Salt Lake City in 1911 by way of auto, when he ventured a race with 'the Creeper" going north. His "machine" was successful to the ^umrnit at the head of Salt Creek (Nephi) Canyon. As the train started on the down-grade it began to tax the autotnobi 1 e Livingston made Nephi on the "rim" and caught another trair to his destination. For Si.50 a person could have an exciting ride to Nephi got to scuffling and Milt's hat flew out the open window of step; and raced back along the track. He swooped up his hat and ran after the train. He was successful in reaching its siow-moving entrance and swung himself onto its steps. Said the Manti Messenger on January 12, 1912. "A deraH- miles above Nephi due to ice on the track whichi was hidden by about eight inches of snow. The train had been stopped at There were ten passengers in the coach and had the train been running full speed, disaster would have resulted. Engineer Parry and Fireman Reid pumped when the pony truck struck the ice.. No one was injured. Passengers were taken to Nephi 1n sleighs," A wrecking outfit was sent from Thistle Junction causing a 30-hour delay. The phenomenon of this little train rnoving like a cater1"* pillar up and down the Sanpete Valley was a picture one cguIq not easily forget. From a distance one could see its smoke eminating from its cone-shaped smokestack. When the coal it was burning came from the Morrison Mine, the smoke was especially black and heavy. -108-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323725
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