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Old Poor Farm

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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 Old Poor Farm
Description A monument of sons kind should be placed on Block 56. This is another "This is the Place." £he logical spot for it is on the corner where the old rook Council House once stood 1850-1906. ".Jhen speaking about a monument to raenbera of the Utah State Historical Society, soneone replied: "A statue, or marker of some kind is lonj overdue, iianti was the fourth city in all the territory of Deseret to be incorporated. \Jhy hasn't someone done something about this?" THIRD PIAC3 HISTORICAL SSAY OKD POOR Tmi Talula 1?. Nelson 61 Vest 200 florth lit. Pleasant, Utah 84647 "Over the hill to the poor house" was a common saying when I was a child. It iras the worst thing I could ever think of to 50 to that two-story, redbrick building with barred windows. I could picture an old, sick, poor person "bumping alone in the back of the wa-^on £oinc to the poor house. How terrible it was to bear the sti^na of having to 30 to the poor house. '.j'ith the aid of research in an article written by IColeen Peterson for Ht. Pleasant Pyranid. October 16, 1930, to verify naness and dates, I record ny memories of the old poor farm. As I look back to the beginnings of "the poor house," the picture changes as I realize its useful and happy days. It \ia.s a home for the homeless and added to the business interests of Iteirview. The patients were few in numbers, but they built loving friendships and were well cared for. Back in the 1800's, Sanpete County people saw the need for a place to take care of special people, the elderly and handicapped. Honorable Swen 0. Nielson 25
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Identifier 038_Old Poor Farm.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323822
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323822