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A Home at Last, The Big House

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s68p5xng
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title A Home at Last, The Big House
Description Upstairs in one large room there were, ranged side by side and facing the windows and the street, several looms and 7 or 8 spinning wheels. Here cloth was made for clothing and household linens. Rugs were also woven. The girls spent long hours here, and to make the time pass more pleasantly, they vied with one another. One day Rosalie wove ten yards of lindsey; Loviia spun ten skeins in one day and spent the next day in bed as the result of so much labor. The girls also sang as they worked. Some stories were set to music. The favorite was "Ritter Baum" which had fourteen verses. s choolroom. Mothers and older girls were teachers. Cordelia had been a scholar from the time she was a child, and in competition in school she had been awarded a cash prize for her accomplishment. At age sixteen she began to teach younger members of the family. She continued her teaching in the Little Fort and then in the Big House. Emeline was a great storyteller with a sense of hum'or and a memory for anecdotes and with ignorance, and her looks of scorn were withering. " Since this was the only home in Manti with classes for both learning and recreation. Orvill" taught dancing. There were also public dances here, as it was the nicest room in town for this purpose. Meetings were also held here, often for the family, sometimes for the public. Some of the meetings were testimony meetings, so the children learned early the value and proper 9ft
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Identifier 040_A Home at Last, The Big House.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324933
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/324933