Early History-Business-Industries in Our Town

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Early History-Business-Industries in Our Town
Description Mr. Aagard began his work as a fanner, and in 1880, he, along with James Yorgason, started in the sheep industry. Mr. Aagard started the business by trading his watch for one black ewe. The ewe had twins nearly every year. Soon, other men became involved in the sheep and wool industry, and how it did grow. In the early years herders were usually paid about $10.00 to $20.00 per month, and their supplies consisted of molasses, bacon, sourdough bread, and mutton . . . their food. Wool was about 6 1/2 cents a pound. Flocks increased and soon a Co-op herd was organized. Names of the big sheepmen in town included the Aagards, Cooks, Jacobsons, Jacksons, Jensens, Neilsons, Oldroyds, Olsens, Livingstons, and others. The city also grew. Beautiful homes were built, several stores, a big school house, an opera house, amusement center, and people continued to be cooperative as they became more prosperous. During this time, many other industries were built up. With farming, the equipment needed, as well as many other needs, created the need for blacksmiths. Horses had to be shod, and wagons and all farm equipment had to be built and kept in repair. Spring and fall were very busy times for the sheepmen and fanners. The blacksmith shops were busy, and the blacksmiths, skilled in their work. Children and adults liked to linger at the doorways to watch the smithy at his work. The poet Longfellow paid tribute to these workers and the lessons they taught. His poem was often read and often memorized by the children. A few of the lines are: THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH Under the spreading chssuml Iree, the village smithy Hindi, The smith, a mighty man is he. with large and sinewy hands. Week in, week out, from mom till night, you can hear his bellows blow. You can hear him swing his heavy sledge, with measured beat and slow. Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, on through life he goes. In Fountain Green, the first Blacksmith shop remembered was the Sam Samuels Shop, about 180 West Center Street. His home was where the Perry-Carolyn Christensen home is now, and his shop just east of bis home. One granddaughter lives in Fountain Green, Ella Samuels Cloward. The shop was a most '1
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324546
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