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A Buckeye Cook Book - A Bridge to Yesterday

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title A Buckeye Cook Book - A Bridge to Yesterday
Description THE BUCKEYE COOK BOCK, A BRIDGE TO YESTERDAY Pamela Jensen Starling, Utah &+665 Non-Professional Division First Honorable Mention Historical Essay After the death of a loved one, it becomes eventually necessary to sort through the things left behind, A friend was proceeding with this task one afternoon when she found the Buckeye Cook Book. A thick, white volume, it became immediately apparent that here was something beyond price. There was no date in the recipe book, as the title page was gone. It contained, however, recipes In the handwriting of a grandmother, Maren Hansen, of Manti. Mrs. Hansen was born in Denmark in 1833 and died in Manti in 1865. During the last years of her life, she wrote with a shaky hand, but her recipes in the Buckeye Cook Book were firmly written. A reasonable assumption is that when Maren Hansen emigrated to America in 1862, she purchased the volume in the east and brought it west. The book had possibly been In print some time before this acquisition because the Illustrations have a mid-nineteenth century flavour. JJtensils represented include sad irons, milk Btrainers, fireplace kettles, aM "one boiler for clothes, holding six gallon, with copper bottom of all copper."1 Actually, the 1,276 pages in the recipe book contain an un- recipes, but in addition chapters are offered on the arts of marketing, taking care of the sick, dressmaking, grooming, menu-planning, party-giving, the cutting and curing of meats (which I am copying for my personal benefit), care of "the celler and the icehouse," and a. wonderful hodge-podge called "miscellaneous." Here are a few samples from the miscellaneous sectioni To prevent hinges froa creaking,-Rub with a feather dipped in oil. To prevent pails from shrinking,-Saturate pails and tubs with glycerine and they will not shrink. (Assuming they are made from wood.) Lost Children,-Label children's hats with the name and place of residence so that, if lost, they may be easily returned. To Temper Lamp Chimneys,-Lamp chimneys and glass-ware are made less liable to brake by putting in cold water, bringing slowly to a 'boiling point, boiling for an hour, and allowing to cool before -79-
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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 324243
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324243