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Mulberry Trees and Silkworms

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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 Mulberry Trees and Silkworms
Description President, and Mary Lowry and Sister Wybee as Counselors. Edith Billings was Treasurer. All members of the R. S. and Y. L. M. I. A. were admitted as members of the Silk Association, an agent be appointed in each R. S. for the Silk Association. Stake President Canute Peterson expressed his grati fication with the proceedings of the meeting and asked God to bless the Sisters in their present undertakings. After reading the above minutes my curiosity was aroused. Silkworms in Sanpete? Mulberry trees grew very tall, maybe as much as 30 feet. They were natives of northern China and Japan, but had been cultivated in other eastern countries as well as the United States. The leaves of the White Mulberry tree furnished about one half inch long, usually white, pink, or sometimes dark purple. The leaves were shiny and downy. I well remember the small leaves as being sort of roundish in shape with s calloped borders . My Grandfather planted apple trees in his orchard about that time, and they were brought from Fillmore, Utah, where the L. D. S. Church maintained a greenhouse. So I assume these dark-barked, tall and beautiful. Lucy Hansen Nielson, who moved with her parents and family from Sanpete to settle in I just remember some of the early day requests by President Brigham Young to the early residents of Utah. He wanted to make the people self-supporting. He encouraged people to experiment and try methods in many lines of essentials. His desire was to ->. i
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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 324998
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/324998