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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 Wendell's father bought a new Ford 4-door sedan in 1929 and found the canyon road slick in the winter. :.hen the patients vent to Church or to other special events in town, the cars would not be able to make it back up on the slick road. They had to hitch up a team of horses and go dovna and pull then back up the canyon road. After the Christensens left, the poor farm was cared for by Lance and Kinerva Stewart, who had it le3S than-a year, and then by Mr* and TIrs. John Vance. -ho poor farn served as a self-sustaining refuse for the elderly and handicapped for about 35 years before being abandoned in the early 1950's. In the March 15, 1931, issue of the Ht. Pleasent ^yramid. Dr. \[, P. V/inters, a lit. Pleasant physician, sunned up a typicaJ. Sanpete dilenna when he '.rrote, "'./e 3till say, rJhy have a Poor House?1" He said that the Utah County Infirmary, which he had visited, had cost only v2j a month per patient and '..'as well kept and maintained, "".fay couldn't Sanpete?" './hen the poor farm was abandoned in the early 193°'sf patients were moved into private homes and other quarters. Unice narried the blind nan whom she had helped to see, and he had helped her to walk. I watched this stately, two-story, red-brick building near the nouth of l^irview Canyon steadily deteriorate. It served its purpose for over 35 years. The first thing to go was the luscious gardens and outbuildings from non-use and neglect. Then the house itself began to go as winter storms and summer heat took their toll. Pigeons roosted in the attic. The windows began to fall out: an old curtain hung out through the open space and waved in the wind. For a while it became the perfect spook alley for daring young people. Then the chimney fell, the walls began to tumble, a pile of rubble was all there was left for years until it was cleared ut> and made ready for 29
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Identifier 042_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 323826
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323826