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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 application/pdf
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
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Title Preface
Description PREFACE The theme chosen for the 22nd issue of the Saga of the Sanpitch is "Prelude to Sanpete." We have wanted to bring stories of the lands which contributed their culture and their people to the settlement of these valleys. In the early days of Utah's settlement, people worked hard to raise the barest essentials for food and clothing, and to provide shelter for themselves and their animals. Frank Madsen left some writing about the first people who came, and he called it: "Le3t We Forget." He wrote of the "the hardships our pioneer forefathers had to endure. They had to build their homes; clear and till the land so as to get some grain planted for bread. "First they grubbed the brush, then plowed the ground and sowed the grain by broadcasting it by hand. They harrowed with a home-made harrow, laid off the ground, then made ditches from the creek to get water on the land. When the grain was ready to harvest, they cut it by hand by what was called a cradle. They bound the grain into bundles by hand, and hauled it to their homes. Here they made a 'Threshing Floor,' and flayed tl$e grain, removing the straw, and gathering the grain together they sifteO it by hand to blow away the chaff. They repeated this method until the harvest was over. Hie wheat was ground by hand for the bread and cereals." As progress was made in farming methods, so all phases of life went gradually from meager beginnings to more abundance. And as the first pioneers had been close to basic needs themselves, they remembered how it was in the beginning-. In their early celebrations, they were reminded that everyone has some responsibility to make the world a little better than he found it. They were close enough to their beginnings that they ii
Format application/pdf
Identifier 004_Preface.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323827
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