Manti's First Electric Lights

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Manti's First Electric Lights
Description I rent eni "ber his "raising the hair" on the "backs of our young necks as he would recount early encounters, around the turn of the century, with, such friendly forest folk as timber wolves and coyotes Sis he Hai 1 y patrolled file light ditch* This ditch of water was taken from the creek, three miles above the plant site. It wound around the side hille to the bulkhead where it entered a pipeline quite a distance above the power plant site. The fall of the water from that point to the power plant created enough pressure to energize the generators. My six brothers and I learned, the intriguing business of pro- the plant to relieve Father so he could return home and have one good hot meal a day. This was after the power plant went into an "around the clock" type of operation. Now, it seems almost unbelievable that Father did not operate the first power plant for 2h hours each day. And there was a. good reason for it. The people of Manti had no need for it! At first there were no electric appliances. No electric irons, even. All the consumers needed electricity for was lights. Father was there at sundown ani in the "wee" hours before dawn to start things humming in order to make light for the darkened homes and streets of early Manti. Sources Personal recollection of the author. -60-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323971
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