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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title The Miles
Description The train of wagons, cattle, horses, and people was making good. tine. Today it had been dusty. Tomorrow, by the looks of the clouds in the sky, it would be mud to traipse through* Ap couldn't understand why it was important to count miles, but Brother Brigham had said it was and Brother Brigham'3 word was law to the members of this company. He had given William Clayton, as the Camp Historian, the responsibility to record the miles and Will had figured this way of measuring the distance traveled each day* "It's better than guessing," he said. While Ap thought it was not necessary, he couldn't stand to see all of the counting done by one man. With his usual helpful and congenial attitude, he had volunteered to 'spell' William Clayton in his wearisome task. The sound of the bugle gave the signal to stop for 'nooning.' There were few trees, so most of the travelers sou^it the shade of the wagons for a little relief from the sun. Ironi the millions of insects, beast nor man could find no defense. The gathering clouds and the oppressing heat predicted storm for tomorrow and that meant MUD. No one could say which was more bearable - the heat and dust or the rain and the mud. The seventy-three wagons, one hundred forty-three mules, sixty oxen, nineteen cows, seventeen dogs and some chickens stopped for a short rest. As they were close to the river, the cattle had a drink. The pioneers ate a cold flapjack and some leftover meat, probably venison or buffalo. Although the sweet venison was preferred, the buffalo was more plentiful and they were saving their own cattle for the valley. The company did not lack for 'beef.' The company had left Winter Quarters, a temporary stopping place in what is now Nebraska, April 15, 1847, 96
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Identifier 109_The Miles.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323867
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