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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title Old Poor Farm
Description and. Thomas D. iieec, county selectmen, uerc in obtaining such an institution. In 1095 "^e Sanpete County Poor House was completed. The patients were cared for under the nana;jement of Jordan Brady, who was made superintendent of the poor fam in 1896. The building was constructed to provide completely separate quarters for men and wonen. The male and female inmates were served in separate dining rooms, but the food was prepared in a central kitchen. Two stairways vrith a dividing wall between provided access to the upstairs quarters. luach of the patients had his own bedroom located upstairs. Bathroom facilities were provided in each section, both upstairs .nd down. The buildinc had facilities for 16 to 20 men and about eight women. 3ach patient had his own room, which was tiny, hardly large enough for a single bed. There were no closets, but each room had a window, barred to prevent accidents. ]?rom their tiny cubicles, the patients had a beautiful view of the Sanpete Valley from three sides and the mountain range to the east. The aroma of fresh-baited bread on an early summer morn is a vivid memory of Alvin Hamilton, who as a child, s~oent three weeks each summer helping1 his grandparents, Mr. and la's. Y/illian Hanilton. The Har.iltons cared for the patients for over 15 years before they retired in 1917- "Ily Grandparents really loved those old people," Alvin recalled as he reflected on the "good times" he had during his sunner visits to the infirmary. His grandparents lovingly cared for Timmy De'./itt, a paralysis victim. He was paralyzed after his parents gave him laudanum when he was a baby to induce sleep. The full effects of the drug were unknown then, and little Timmy was left crro-oled and confined through life to a wheelchair. 26
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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 323823
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