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Southward Ho

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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 Southward Ho
Description Kel stopped the car. He pulled a small towel from the side pocket of the door panel, folded it several times to protect his hand, and iased it to twist off the scorching radiator cap. The boiling, gurgling water bubbled out and spilled to the ground. He pulled a kettle from their belongings and filled it with stream water to give a cool drink to the thirsty Ford. "Stream water isn't as good as rain water," ammounced Mel, "Rain water won't scum up or drop s ediment." Even so, they counted themselves fortunate. This canyon r^id east of Nephi and north of Fountain Green can be a very lonely place to be stranded. Now they must get the engine cooled down before proceeding, "Do you want something to eat while we wait?" asked Erma. "Might as well, we can't go anyplace." Later, as they drove through the area known as Duck Springs, just northwest of Moroni, Mel's heartstrings tugged. "Look over there," He pointed, "There's the ballfield. That's where it all began." The unpainted lumber of the grandstand had turned silver-gray, weather-aged, lonely. "That's where I became Moroni's star baseball player." His mind raced over the past dozen years of playing with the minor league teams, of living out of his leather valice. "From here I went to Ely, Nevada, then to Oakland, California and Santa Cruz and San Jose," he reminisced. He had played shortstop. He was slim and quick. He'd jump like a small cricket springing into action to retrieve the ball, then snap it back, all in one continuous motion. Hun fast and slide. He also remembered the many injuries, broken fingers, swollen knuckles, smashed elbow, torn leg ligaments, "I'd 74
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Identifier 087_Southward Ho.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323849
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323849