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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
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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 able, about the rivers and streams to cross, about the Indians, about feort for the cattle, I'll record everything that I think will be helpful to those that come this way after us. You'll be one of them, Ap, You'll go back for youi: family and maybe on a mission* Do you think you'll have use for this information? That's why I count the revolutions of the wheel because I'm thinking of you and thousands of others who will come this way." To Ap this was beginning to make sense. He asked, "Where are you going to put all of this information? On Signs?" Will explained, "I'll put all of this information in a book. I'll call it a guide - An liaigrant's Guide - and I'll make it available to anyone who has need of it. Sow, will you put that ability you have to helping, really helping, by building a machine that will count these blasted miles for us?" Ap slowly and thoughtfully said, "I think it is necessary. I've been thinking about some things. Orson Pratt has been asked to figure something out. He is a great mathematician as well as a member of the Riorum of the Twelve. He should be able to think of a way. Will, you give it some thought and I will, too. We'll do something to help you count these miles. We'll meet in my wagon tonight and 'confabulate.'" That night in Ap's wagon, William Clayton and Orson Pratt came to talk of ways to measure miles. Orson Pratt had the whole thing worked out very scientifically. William had his ideas. What was needed was someone to build the contraption. Ap was the logical one; he was a wheelwright, and he understood mechanics. In his life, he would help build and operate a ferry across the Platte River. In Utah, he and his sons would build sawmills in Sanpete, Pine Valley, and Holden. He would build several hoines, the cotton factory in Dixie, many wagons, and he would manufacture furniture. Besides this, he would manage a store, and often take 10J
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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 323874
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323874