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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
Format image/jpeg
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 work coming? Have you finished, yet? Let me see what you've done so fax." Ap replied, "Give me a little more time. Some of these things I'm working with are not the best, but I'm making progress." He worked with the tools he had, carpenter's tools, saws, chisels, awls. He used the materials he had or that others would give him or that he could beg. After he had worked for five nights, he was ready to fasten the contraption to the wagon and see if it would work. That morning, when Will came to inquire about his progress, Ap smiled and said, "I'll fasten it on the wagon at noon today." The word spread throughout the company, "Ap's finished whatever it is he's been making. He's trying it out at noon." When they stopped for their midday rest, everyone was more interested in what Ap and William Clayton were doing than in getting something to eat. Bven the leaders came to watch. On May 16, 1847, Appleton Milo Harmon fastened the contraption to the wagon and the wheel, selected previously because it fit the measurements that had been calculated. Would it work? Would it measure the miles? Would it measure the fractions of miles? Would Will not have to count? What should we call it? How about "Odometer?" "Roadometer" sounds better. The wagon moved along and the wheels on the odometer fastened to the wheel of the wagon, measured the miles and the fractions of miles. The men of the entire company threw their hats in the air and gave a great "Hurrah." They patted Ap on the back and shook his hand. Brigham and the other leaders thanked him and then the company knelt in 105
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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 323876
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323876