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The Great Depression Years

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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 The Great Depression Years
Description SECOND PLACE PERSONAL RECOLLECTIOH THE GREAT DEPRESSION YEARS Ruth D. Scow 94 West 400 South Manti, Utah 84642 We were married June 4» 1930, in the Manti Temple. The past two years I had been teaching school at Sterling, grades 3» 4» and 5? and because my position was away from Manti, I signed a contract with the South Sanpete School District for $60.00 per month for a nine-month period. I had read about the stock market crash of 1929, but here in Sanpete, as was often quoted, "Marry a girl from Sanpete and no matter what happens during your married life, you need not worry, for always she has had it worse." These worries were not on our minds. That day was happiness and sunshine as we left the Temple and drove our Model "T" Ford Coupe to the south. It was a good feeling to know that now we were on our own, to start our planned honeymoon to the canyons of Bryce, Zions and Grand. The Mt. Cannel tunnel had recently been finished and we wanted to see that wonder, too. Just south of Manti my husband handed me his wallet and said, "Count our monies, and see how much we have." I did, and we had the huge sum or $56.65. Highway 89 to the south was a dirt road and gas was selling at 12 to 15 cents per gallon. We had with us a couple of camping beds, bedding quilts and some food to use to ease the budget. Our big assets were our togetherness, our happiness and our enthusiasm for what might lie ahead. The first nignt we rented a cabin ($1.50 per night) in Richfield. Later we found if we brought our bedding and cooking utensils we could rent cabins for 50 to 75 cents per night. This first night we splurgedl The next morning we drove to Bryce. We walked among the colorful pinnacles along a dirt path. The silence was great. We seemed to have the beauty to 47
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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 323861
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323861