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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 a horrifying time trying to keep the horse and buggy under control so as not to lose the precious cargo. Upon her arrival in Manti she was happy to be welcomed with outstretched arms from the family and was so grateful to see them waiting for her. As she would leave Wales on her trip with the food and supplies, you could hear some of the townspeople say, "There goes Eliza to feed her flock," and "May the good Lord bless and protect her." Eliza's early womanhood was very challenging; she ex-perienced her full share of pioneer life, herding cows, helping with the farm work, hauling wood, picking wild berries which were dried and used to supplement the winter food supply. They packed a lunch and had a picnic along with the work. They were always careful to watch for snakes, as Wales canyon and the surrounding hills were known to have a goodly share of the crawling pests. They often had dances, and Henry,with his great singing voice and ability to play the harp, was one of the main en- tertainers. The young ladies often exchanged dresses or helped each other make a new dress or trim an old one so they would look special. The families slept on straw or feather ticks or matt-resses. Each night they were fluffed so no lumps would hinder their sleep. A long thick stick would be laid out over the mattress and a person on each side would roll the pole back and forth the length of the mattress to take the wrinkles or lumps out so it would be comfortable. Eliza shared the privations and hardships with the rest of the family and community, but was always willing to be of help to the less fortunate. This came to all who dedicated themselves to the settlement of primitive areas and knew the necessities of survival. Henry and Esther were now able to get a home of their own, which was a long log house with two large bedrooms, a fireplace in one end, and a large four poster bed which stood in one corner. Rope criss-crossed the bottom in place of springs. The aroma of pine wood scented the house along -74-
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Identifier 084_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324804
Reference URL