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Boom and Bust

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title Boom and Bust
Description Facts and figures were obtained from other box-factories. There was an estimate of the investment needed how many workers would be needed, and how many trees it promising. The first step was to raise the money. Doctor George L. Sears' father had recently died and left Doctor Sears some money, so he offered to invest that, plus what money he had managed to save, in a box-factory. Ralph Hougaard also offered his savings, as did Lon Billings. Ezra Billings offered his labor in any capacity it was needed. So the four men went about building a factory. They secured some land in the west part of Manti near the depot. Cer t a inly , trie next step in such an opera t ion was the plan to get trees out and hauled out of the surrounding and machinery was being purchased and installed. Initially about a do^en men went to work to cut and bring trees to to $6.50 a cord. While such'work was grueling, Llie men did it gladly, for it brought regular pay-checks and a measure Lawrence Nelson, Julius Jensen, Ralph Tatton, Andrew and Lytle Merriam, Joe Steck, Fred Anderson, Farrel Funk, and Jim and Henry Dennison-with the Dennison Boys hauling from time to time, some working on week-ends and holidays, during the summer and piled the logs. Then during the winter months they hauled them down to the box-factory The loggers all worked hard for long hours, cutting the trees, piling then, then later loading one end of the 27
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Identifier 043_Boom and Bust.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324399
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324399