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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
Format image/jpeg
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 Jessie, her brother Paul, and baby sister Sthel lived in the facility with their parents, John H. and Jlvina Standsfieldj who supervised the infimary from 1921 to 1928. Jessie net and married Lindon Christensen while she was living at the farm. Most of the entertainment at the infirmary was self-*iade and the supervisor, John Standsfield, joked with the patients and kept everyone laughing* Jessie liked the dances downtown and the Rudolph Valentino novies in the old Laurel Theatre. The LDS Church and other groups would bring Chri3tnas programs to the people. All patients uho could, would walk to church. Unice helped the old blind nan walk. John H. Standsfield was an acconplished artist, and nan;' of his paintings were done during the cold winter months after the croT)G v/ere safely in« During his lifetime, Standsfield did more than 5,000 paintings. In 1?28 Afton and Bertha Christensen nanagetf the poor fam and stayed about six years, Wendell, their son lived there and renembers the first refrigerator that cane to Fairview was bought by the infirmary. It vies a large unit with a coil on the top. Wendell said, "It was so nice to get a cold drink of milk, and nice to keep things cold and prevent food fron spoiling." Prior to the arrival of the refrigerator, a cooler, with walls lined with burlap bags soaked with dripping cold water, was used. A breeze would blow through the burlap to keep foods cool. One of the men had the responsibility of keeping the tub on the top of the unit filled with water, which had to be done twice each day. The furnace -.fas fired with lump coal and the building heated with stean heat. Wendell and one of the nen would go to the nines and haul coal for the furnace. The trip took two days, so they would camp out in the mountains overnight. 28
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Identifier 041_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 323825
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323825