A Child Remembers - Always

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title A Child Remembers - Always
Description A CHILD REMEMBERS-ALWAYS Louise F. Seely Mt. Pleasant, Utah Senior Division First Place Short Story It was late November when the pioneer school assembled for its brief school year. Classes began late to accommo-date parents who need their children to help harvest the crops of hay, grain, fruits, and vegetables. The small log, one-room Schoolhouse was situated on First West and First North (where the Ursenbach Funeral Home now stands) and far enough away from Pleasant Creek to be out of danger of high water and floods. The room was con-structed of logs hauled from the nearby mountains east of Mt. Pleasant. It was daubed inside with mud to keep out the cold and wind. A fireplace at the far end provided heat and comfort. One heavy door at the front of the room was used as an entrance and exit and a small window on the south side let in light and sunshine. The benches were made of split logs and stood on peg legs. A few students had slates, and a number of books were owned by the teacher and some few students. As a result, most of the teaching was done by rote. On this particular morning (about November 1872 or 1873) the children had assembIed as usual -the larger, older boys and girls sitting on the back benches, and the younger, smaller chilren sitting on the front benches. The prayer had been given, the opening song had been sung, the older children had been given an assignment, and the little children, one of whom was Bothilda, were making ready to re- cite their A, B, C's. They had just begun their recitation when loud beating of the drum was heard. (The beating of the drum was the warning given to the community that Indians were attacking.) This signal brought fear and trembling to the children as well as to the teacher since they had no protection whatso- ever and had no way to knowing for what purpose the attack was being made. -110-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324774
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