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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
Format application/pdf
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 324900
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Title Eliza
Description one lost to a crusher in a mine. Ropes were used for the man to be pulled up from the base of the hill to the top of the quarry. Henry was very independent, always wanting to do for himself, but undoubtedly was forced to accept help from other workers. The rock cutting shops were on the northwest side of the hill, and had just room enough for two men to work in each. Later some of these shops were built on top of the hill, east of the Temple. There the stones were cut to the right size and evened and trimmed with a chisel and mallet. They were then scraped with special tools to make them smooth. During the cutting of the stone, the people for blocks around could hear the steady clikc of the stonecutters. Henry was very steadfast and sat day in and day out with his mallet. He was very dependable and earnest in his work. When the stones were ready to be used for building, they were lifted to the top of the temple walls by means of pulleys and teams. The mortar was placed in wooden boxes and lifted to the top by the pulleys. The stonecutters and masons were of various ancestry, but the majority of them were of Welch, English and Danish descent. Some of the workers walked from Ephraim to Manti each Monday morning and returned on Saturday night. Henry also traveled at times to Wales when his week's work was done. Some stayed at the old Templeton Hotel, and others made tents for their home away from home. Sometimes the stakes were requested to furnish their workers with provisions and supplies -- one month's rations at a time. While these men were away the local people helped to sustain their families. The laborers worked an average of ten hours a day, six days a week. Every Monday morning Eliza hooked up a one horse buggy, filled it with food and necessities, everything raised on the farm, orchard, and garden. She baked bread, cookies, and carried a good supply of homemade butter, cheese, and milk. This she was very proud of, as the cherished load was taken about eighteen miles to Manti and delivered to her hus-band and parents. This was a task, because she had so many -72-
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Identifier 082_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324802
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