A Turkey Tale

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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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 324626
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Title A Turkey Tale
Description A TURKEY TALE June B. Jensen Non-Professional Third Place Anecdote There was a small, family-owned turkey farm and processing plant in Milbum. About a month before Thanksgiving, several part-time jobs were open for men, boys and young girls. We rode the bus from Fairview to begin work early in the mornings. The black-feathered turkeys were kept in a holding pen until the men rendered each one senseless with a knock on the head. They were each hung by the feet on hooks, on a rotating belt, powered by an electric motor, to go around and around. The workers stood alongside (he belt and pulled feathers out as fast as they could as the turkeys passed by. The object was to strip the turkeys of body, tail and pin feathers with all speed. The workers at the end of the conveyer belt dressed out the bodies with like speed and prepared them for shipping I was standing by the rotating belt and when "my" turkey was right in front of roe I started to pull out some feathers. He raised his head up, looked at me, gave his head a jerk and a large clot of blood hit me in the face. I never plucked another turkey. (Couiitsy, EaHyrui NieUent 26
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Identifier 038_A Turkey Tale.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324513
Reference URL