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Sanpete Trails

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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 image/jpeg
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 Sanpete Trails
Description The wagon ruts or a one-horse tracJc went to many places within the county. The first generation traveled east and west of the small towns and found farmland, covered with sagebrush, to be homesteaded, a place where they could build a log cabin, plant grain, alfalfa and potatoes.. .places like "Manasseh, " "Johnstown," and 'The Farm," close to the hills. Others in IMs generation bought faun lands and toiled fron daylight to dark to make the lands produce food for their livestock and a living for their families. Early trails led also into the mountains and to the desert. Men and boys followed small herds of sheep or cattle to green pastures, tramping the hills, walking miles and miles to care for their flocks. As the second generation grew, some of them stayed with the farms, some left to pursue other occupations, but the roadways to the farms were always well traveled. Sometimes trips were made in a wagon box filled with straw, sometimes in a buggy or on a favorite gentle horse. In winter the bob sleigh Has a most used means of transportation. Whatever the mode of travel, there was always singing of happy songs or telling of stories and happenings of the day. These ways may have been designated as the "Work Trails," paths that were traveled day in and day out, rain or shine, thoroughfares that established patterns of industry and thrift for another generation to follow. There were fun highways also, a deviation from the work that was so needful. There were roads that took young fishermen down the river lane, out to Nine Mile, up Six Kile...other courses that hunters used to explore the Blue Ridge, Horseshoe, North Fork, Willow Creek, the Blue Slide, the west hills. Eyes shone with excitement when the deer hunters brought home a six pointer and hung it proudly where all could see it. There were hikes and picnics, at Easter time and on special Saturdays, to Guard Knoll, the Candland Ranch, Gunnison Reservoir and Haple Canyonr over dusty trails, through scrub oaks, marshy swamp and rocky hillsides. There were trips to basketball and football games, excited cheers for Pep and Rastus as they were exchanged between Manti and Ht. Pleasant. There were streets where young people marched, playing a drum, clarinet or cornet in gay parades along the Main Streets of the communities. There were hidden trails for fun, through the barnyards) over the fences, under the bushes, from one lot to another as neighborhood children played '1run sheep run." Other well marked lines were on a baseball diamond in the pasture lot, or through tall f^rass, trodden under the hedges, where busy hands set tables for a little doll's tea. -12-
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 027_Sanpete Trails.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324323
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324323