Saga of Sanpete County Settlers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title Saga of Sanpete County Settlers
Description It's stood stately and tall without much acclaim, But our family gave it "The Big Cottonwood" name. It never bows down to wind or to snow, But courage and strength seems from it to glow. Was while under its branches taking a rest, "Twas out by the Big Tree in the meadow we'd play For some of the night or part of the day. If the Big Tree could talk it would tell many a yarn Of cows in the meadow or sheep in the corn; Or of the howl of coyotes to give me a chill, Or of rabbits or deer going over the hill. Seems happy to stand as a sentinal strong For more than a century, I don't know how long. True to its Maker and never gave vent To any harsh feeling or never got bent. It buried its roots deep in soil that is rich, Not far from the head of the river Sanpitch. With beauty and size I think it would rate The largest Cottonwood in all of the state. Sixteen feet in circumference, eighty feet in the sky. If it's not the Monarch, then please tell me why. SAGA OF SANPETE COUNTY SETTLERS Remelda Gibson Tooele, Utah First Place Poetry Professional Division Despite the disadvantages of ups and downs and ills, The dauntless pioneers built towns in Sanpete County's hills {they also built the mills) The farmers followed ox and plow to till the sage-brushed land. The women sewed the cloth they spun and scrubbed their clothes by hand (the wash board shed the sand) They churned the butter that was used upon the home-baked bread. They cooked the meals on black stoves that were constantly wood-fed. (Che coals were flaming-red) -25-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324095
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324095