The Story of Pettyville

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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 The Story of Pettyville
Description Indians never quit roaming the Pettyville area for many years, begging for cloth, meat, and bread. Along the river, they dug holes, made fires, and cooked grasshoppers, crickets, and gophers. Danny Funk found a makeshift box containing bones and Indian trinkets, which he restored to its place. After a Hash flood, a big rock fell and uncovered the place along the red hills. A store was erected in Pettyville by Silas Atwood not long before the railroad came, it was located on the Elmer Ludvigson lot up the little dugway from the creek bottom going south. When the store ceased to be, the floor was dragged up to the Eric Ludvigson Sr. house just up the lot and used for Elmer Ludvigson's and LaPreal Snow's wedding dance. The first child born in Pettyville was Susan Barton, bom August 14,1874. The first boy bom was Charles Larsen, born 1875. In 1881, the people decided to build a new town where on higher ground water was more accessible. The land was surveyed by James Chauncy Snow. Quite rapidly people moved up to Sterling. There were also graves moved from Pettyville for a time and a number of families lived on their farms. One of the homes is still occupied. Sources: Interviews with Ada Bennett, Don Olsen, Erma Pickett, Royal Hansen. Eldred Olsen. I of James Snow William George Petty (Courtesy. Rose Mclff) 2
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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 324615
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