A Bear Story

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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
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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 A Bear Story
Description A BEAH STOHY Norma. Smith WanIass 125 East 2nd North Manti, Utah 84*42 Non-Professional Division First Place Anecdote Back before the Wasatch Plateau east of Sanpete Valley was designated as a National Forest (1095), the early settlers of the area depended upon the mountains to graze their cattle and sheep during the summer months. There was no private ownership recorded, but for the man who arrived first there was squatters" sovereignity. On Lemon's Bench, near Swen's Springs, there was anxiety and worry when the cattle owners found that a bear was killing their calves. No amount of guarding or stalking its trail revealed the culprit, and finally the cattlemen sought help from pulpit and pub. One tipsy Imbiber of the juice listened thoughtfully while others offered their solution to the problem. "I'll get yer bear," he boasted, "if you'll gimme $2.00 and the bear skin." "How're you gonna do that when a perfeshenal tracker hasn't seen hide nor hair of the beast, be he brown or black?" unbelievers questioned., "As I see it, brown or black makes no differnce. All bears like honey and I aim to take some a those whiskey kegs over there and punch spikes slantwise from the outside to the inside around the keg. Then I'll put honey in the kegs, and when the bear sticks his head in and tries to back out, the spikes "11 stick in his neck and he won't be able to get out." "I sure wouldn't a thought of anythin' like that," one listener offered. "It's so simple, it might work," another mused. ¦Well, if you ketch that killer bear we'll give you $2,00 and throw the hide in, too," the cattleman promised. When his plans were completed, the social outcast informed his employer and they started up the canyon on their quest. They set the kegs out aM early the next morning they checked then, but to their disappointment there was no "bear with an oak head. He had stuck his paw inside the kegs repeatedly and licked the honey off until it was gone. -70-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324241
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