Together Again

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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 Together Again
Description July 18, 1900, Adelia Squire, 3 lbs. currants -$.06, 3 lbs. gooseberries - $.12=$.18 October 5, 1896, John P. Squire, Jr., 1530 lbs. lucern - $3.06, signed Bishop H. Jenson. This journal also reports he was elected to the office of First Lieutenant, Campany A, November 18, 1865. TOGETHER AGAIN Golden Sanderson Fairview, Utah Honorable Mention Senior Division Uncle John Erickson was the earliest immigrant on my mother's side to come to America. He settled in the north end of Sanpete County in Oak Creek, a farming community north of Fairview. As I look back on my brief associations with this grand old man, I have held a very tender feeling for him throughout my life. Some- how I knew that Uncle John held understanding and affection for this little boy, Golden. My uncle was a small man, whiskered face with a pointed beard that extended about six inches below his chin. This gray beard, which was always neat and never shaggy, gave my uncle his individuality. Uncle John Erickson was kindness itself to me. He had a soft, soothing voice. His delivery of words was a little slow and held the interest of Swedish accent. Uncle John had a great influence on the family in the events that follow. John Erickson was a stone mason by trade. His work was always in demand since early day home building found stone an available building material. His building activities expanded through his marriage to widow lady Acton. This union, with no records as to who owned what at the time, was a great working force with a team of horses, a wagon, a bob sled, a milk cow, and two sons of lady Acton for good measure. This was a rather solid beginning. The log house they lived in still stands in Oak Creek. At this point, life in America and Utah held great promise. Opening up a rock quarry at Hill Top, Uncle John, with the help of his two step-sons, would quarry out the sandstone in the winter and haul it home on the bob sleds where it was dressed for foundations and building stone. Spring and build-ing activities found Uncle John available for laying stone, adobe and brick. He also had a stock of materials for sale. Fairview has two outstanding buiIfings that give expression to the great art of those old-country artisans; the Fairview North Ward Chapel, and the Fairview Museum. The arches and detailed work of both of these buildings are a historical preservation of great value. One is done in the horizontal pattern, the other in random pattern. As a boy, I was so fascinated watching the great skill of this stone mason; each move of the chisel, each strike of the hammer, each chip that fell would bring out and expose the sculptured interest. The rock would always break at the selected point. -20-
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Identifier 030_Together Again.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324145
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324145