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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 we visited a couple of days with relatives, borrowed $5«00 from an uncle and soon arrived in the Mayfield Valley. We had had a marvelous trip! That summer we lived in a one-room house on a farm. Hy folks gave us a cow and a brass bed and a new mattress. We had a garden, a horse and a one-seated buggy, and settled down for the summer. In the fall we rented a three-room house for $8.00 per month, joined the ward choir and were awakened one night by the ringing of the old school bell. A house was afire. The men ran to put it out with buckets of water. The next year we tried homes teading. We built a two-room, unlined lumber house, hauled water from Mayfield, and farmed. That fall we decided to move to Manti. Homesteading, with its lizards, snakes, and heat, and ccal oil lamps, was not for us. Our baby was born that fall with Dr. Sears in attendance ($25.00). because of a bedbug situation in our rested house, we decided to buy a half-acre lot with a two-room house and a lean-to for £475.00. The'next spring ug were offered a job (seven days each week). My husband was to manage a ranch, and I was to do the cooking for the hired men and keep the house in order. Our wages were *40.00 per month, but with this sum we paid for our house. Sack hone again we had to make repairs on the house. While awaiting the birth of our second child, my husband earned a congoleum rug for our living room by working for 51.00 per day. Times were getting harder, jobs were scarce, the banks closed three days and the U.5, Government, recognizing the need for jobs, started the C.C. Camps, the Works Progress Administration, and Manti, with that labor, built the Sanpete County Courthouse and the Schoolhouse that was razed in 1987. A bad drought condition also hit in the thirties 50
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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 323864
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323864