Abraham Daniel Washburn

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
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Title Abraham Daniel Washburn
Description cellar with a trap door. Grandma told all of the children around if they saw a group of she would hide them in the cellar. South of Manti the country was covered with alkali, called saleratus. It was crude in combi na ti on wi t h 1 i me and a s ol uti on made from wood ashes to make soap. One day, when Grandpa was going to get a load of alkali, he told his children they could go along. After arriving he and the boys were busy shoveling it into the wagon. The smaller children were dipping it up with tin plates. All at once grandpa looked to the south and saw horsemen coming over the hill. It didn' t take them long to hop into the wagon. Grandpa made It was just a scouting party returning. At one time there was a group of Indian chained and so were considered helpless. People took turns preparing food for them. The place was heavily guarded, but somehow the chains in two. One day as the guard opened the door to pass the food in, the Indians overpowered him. They jumped from the stairs and headed toward the mountai ns. Guards on the ground sent a shower of bullets after them. Hearing the shots, Huetta Washburn Winget looked out her back door. As she was too frightened to move, her husband grabbed her and held her against the wall, away from the doors and windows out of the way of stray bullets. The Indians passed the house without coining in. The Indians didn' t leave town. Darkness came and there was no moon and few lanterns. Every man in town was out hunting Indians whilp. the women and children sat or lay on the floor below the range of the windows that they might be protected from bullets. The Washburn living 9=1
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324949
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