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The Miles

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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 Miles
Description brother, Elliot, accompanied them to carry water from the spring and also the wood to be burned in the black iron cookstove. Source: This story was told the author by Lucile Anderson Keller. At this time she is almost 94 years of ase. She was born in Manti on October 9th, 1896. She is a lovely, kind lady with a great mind for remembering. HONORABLE M3HET0N SHORT STOHY ms miles Blodwen P. Olsen 130 West 100 South 59-15 Ephraim, Utah 84627 The sun shone, the car ran smoothly, and the miles went by. Signs by the road read: Enoch 10 miles or Hamilton Port 15 miles. There were blue-and-white markers that simply had a number 18, then 17, 16. That must be the number of miles to the State border. I knew how far I had traveled and how many miles I had to go to journey's end. !ly thoughts turned to a man I had not known, but had heard and read much about. He built the first odometer or roadometer in modern times; we call it a speedometer. I wonder, could I tell part of his story? * * * Ap walked by the wagon and counted the revolutions of the wheel with the spoke marked with a piece of red flannel. "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten," and one pebble in the right hand pocket, ten pebbles in the right hand pocket, and one went in the left hand pocket, ten pebbles in the left pocket, and one went in the top pocket. Ten pebbles in the top pocket meant one mile. It was a tedious way of measuring, but until a better way could be found, this was how it was done. About two hours had passed since Ap had started to count and he had four pebbles in the top pocket. 95
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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 323866
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323866