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Delapidated Old Wagon Wheel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title Delapidated Old Wagon Wheel
Description HONORABLE MENTION P2BS0NAL RECOLLECTION DELAPIMT2D OLD WAGON WHEEL Glenn Thomas 2850 llonroe Blvd. Ogden, Utah 844O5 There it lay before me, a weather-beaten, badly scarred, broken-down ancient wagon wheel. Two spokes were now missing, the remaining ones still intact though very loose. These were now deep fissures in the wood of the aged hub. Fortunately for memory's sake, the old narrow rim, though badly worn, was still hanging on. The wheel, long since abandoned, showed most of a century of great useful service on our small farm iji Wales. As I looked at the old, now useless relic, there appeared before me something very beautiful. Precious happy memories moved across my mind as if it were yesterday, even though more than sixty years have come and gone. Suddenly it became real and moving with the three other wheels on a wagon drawn by our tean of horses with me handling the lines driving them. All this began at a time in ny youthful life when I was not yet ten years old. In those years, horse-drawn wagons were used to do much of the farm work. Because we were poor, we could afford but very little farm equipment. During the hot sumoer months, the narrow-rimmed iron bands on the wheels would become loose. To prevent them from coming off, we would drive the wagon into a stream of water. This allowed the wood to expand and tighten the wheels. The old wheel had been used for many diverse purposes. The wagon had been taken into the hills nany times to bring home a load of pine or cedar wood that we chopped to heat the stove for cooking and for warmth, bringing forth delightful odors from the burning wood. I recall on one occasion during the winter months, we drove the team into the hills for a load of wood. When the wagon was almost loaded and we were heading homewaxd, we rolled into a deep gulch while riding in the wagon, tipping it over and doing severe damage. Fortunately we escaped injury 56
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323761
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323761