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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
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Title Shoes
Description SHOES Lucile K. Allen 193 East 1st North Manti, Utah 6W<-2 Senior Citizen Division Honorable Mention Anecdote Did the pioneers have shoes? Yes, they did have shoes-comfortable, well fitting shoes. Sfiien new villages were being established throughout Utah, craftsmen were called by church authorities to help with the industries of these new places. One such man was Daniel Allen. He not only helped in building the town of Manti, but he was called to help in many other towne in Utah. He lived in the Twelfth Ward in Salt Lake City, Big Cottonwood, Provo, Manti, Pleasant Grove, Paro-wan, St. George and Escalante. His business in Manti was one block west of where the Center Ward Chapel now stands. Brother Daniel Allen tanned the first leather in Utah. He was very skilled in the art of tanning leather and in making harnesses and boots and shoes. He moved to Manti in 185^, built a tannery and. followed the business there for one year. He then sold out 'to Warren Snow» Daniel was small in stature, but his size did not in any way lessen his ability to work. He made many shoes and boots and was praised for the excellence of his product. A joke uas once told about him, which goes something like thisi "He was making a pair of boots for a very large ra=m. One day the man came into the shop to see how Brother Allen was progressing with his boots. He looked around the shop, but could see no onei however, he could hear a muffled tap, tap, tap. Listening closely, the man noticed that the sound seemed to be coming from his boot. He peered Lnto the depths of his huge boot and to his surprise there was Brother Allen inside, clinching "the nails in the sole of the boot!" Daniel Allen was a skilled craftsman and many people walked in comfort with their feet in the shoes he had made from bis own tanned leather. Sources: Family History "Death of a Faithful Veteran, Sketch of the Career t>f Elder Daniel Allen" by Edward Wilcox. -36-
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Identifier 051_Shoes.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324228
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