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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Why Me
Description Connected with the Settlement of Manti, Utah, and the Building of the Temple. (Thesis prepared in fulfillment of a Master's "Degree at Brigham Young University, 1968) p. 42. WHY HE Donna G. Brunger Fairview, Utah Non-Professional Division Second Place Short Story A picturesque valley in the northeast corner of Sanpete County, encircled by mountains on three sides, has been affectionately called "Beautiful Milburn" by its residents, but July, 1902, was an exception. Death, illness, and privations were an everyday occurrence for the adventurous group of peopl e who came fron^ Fairview to settle Milburn. Elnora, a very young widow, was living with her widower father, and together they were tr y nno to rai se their "fourteen children. She had lived through more than her share of tribulation and often asked herself "Why me?" During the winter of 1901, there had been very little snow and the Spring rains had forgotten to come, so the alfalfa and grain crops were very bad. This morning when Father awoke he noticed some clouds over the Horseshoe slopes. Maybe rain would finally come. The boys helped him milk the cows and get the horses harnessed while Elnora and Mamie prepared breakfast. They also prepared a lunch for the men to take with them as they were going to the west side of the valley to work in the fields. Their water turn on Dry Creek started at 9:00 a.m., so Elnora put the older girls to work washing the dishes while The deep irregular cracks made the garden plot look like furrows it ran into the cracks and seemed to disappear, out finally it would overflow and run into the next crack. She put it on the potatoes first beea use they were so i mportant for their winter food. After making sure the flow into each -46-
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Identifier 060_Why Me.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323728
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323728