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
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Title The Miles
Description the lead In public and business affairs* Tonight, he said, "I think I can build something that will do the job, but I'll need some materials." William replied, "You can have whatever I've got that will help." When others heard of the project, they volunteered, too - a spare board, a part of a wheel and any unneeded piece of equipment that he might use. Ap jokingly said, "I'll start tonight and I'll work at night after we have stopped, but you gents can take over my chores of feeding, guarding, cooking and all of those little things*" Surprisingly, there were several volunteers. He knew he would be missed doing chores and had no intention of shirking his work. It was said he could do the work of two men and often did. Usually two men were needed to yoke a team of oxen, but he could do this without help. He took care of his daily chores and worked on the contraption at night. Ihiring the day, he yoked the oxen, walked beside his wagon, helped the ten men of his company. He was the captain, his the responsibility to take care of those in his charge, and he would do it. At night, he measured, figured, cut, whittled, sawed, fitted, and worked until exhausted. Ho confabulating, no storytelling or fun in his wagon these nights. He had a problem to solve that would affect all of the thousands of pioneers who would travel this way in the nert 18 years. He didn't know now, but he would personally benefit, too, in the five trips he made across these same miles. He measured, sawed, discarded. He couldn't make many mistakes} he didn't have material to waste* He tried again, more carefully sawing one disk and notching it, then another smaller one, and fitting them together* Each morning, William Clayton, asked, "How is the ^" 104
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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 323875
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