Grandma's Weaving

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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 Grandma's Weaving
Description The brick used in the new store was made at a brick yard west of town, and was mixed with horse power. After the adobes were formed they were covered with burlap and sand until thoroughly dry, then packed and burned for a week or two. Cedar wood from the Cedar Hills was used for burning. A ladder was placed and men formed a bucket brigade that carried water up the ladder where it was poured over the kiln until the bricks were saturated. Any brick with lime in it would burst and be discarded. The good bricks were tested again by laying them in running water for several days. Nothing but the first class bricks and other materials were used in building the new store. The huge timbers were hewn with a broad axe, and smoothed with drawing knives. A large basement furnished ample room for the storing of commodi-ties on hand, and at its peak the store carried a twelve thousand dollar stock. An outside stairway along the east side of the store led to a theatre and dance hall in the second story that served as an up-to-date amusement center accomodating larger crowds than the previously used Social Hall on the church square. When the term of incorporation of the Mt. Pleasant Z.C.M.I, expired, the stock-holders decided to incorporate under the name of Equitable Co-op, and sometimes it was referred to as the Co-op Store. Later the name was changed to Union Store and was managed by Andrew Madsen for many years. The building was finally razed to provide a site for the Armory Hall and Doughboy monument. References: Personal knowledge of the author. Gleanings from the book, Mt. Pleasant, compiled by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf in 1939. GRANDMA'S WEAVING Eloise C. Monson Mt. Pleasant, Utah First Place Essay Senior Division Grandma Syndergaard's tapestry of fabrics, carpets, rugs and stories have woven cherished memories in my heart and mind that I shall always treasure. She wove the most beautiful rugs and carpets out of old clothing that had been cleaned and cut into long strips and could not be used for anything else. She also wove cloth out of strands of wool thread,called yam, that she had spun herself. But her weaving of love, industry, thrift and faith made the most beautiful tapestry of all. After her children were all married and moved away from home, it fell to my lot to help Grandma since I was the oldest grandchild and big enough to help her. I -15-
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Identifier 025_Grandma's Weaving.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324106
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324106