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Home Industry and the Pioneers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1992
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s64x55x4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325222
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4

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Title Home Industry and the Pioneers
Description "They had some milk for awhile, but before the winter was over most of their cattle died from cold and starvation. By spring only one team of oxen was able to plow the ground." "If I had to eat that cereal I would have put lots of sugar on it." "They had no sugar. At a later date my grandfather 3no some other men tried to raise sugar cane, out the seasons were too short and the grasshoppers ate the leaves as fast as they grew. However, they learned that grasshoppers would not eat turnips, so they planted many turnips, boiled them down and ate the sweet syrup. They also ate sego lily bulbs, thistle roots and pig weeds." "Pig weeds! That's gross," said Anne. Then grandma continued: "There was another leafy plant growing near the gray hill. The Indians and their ponies would not eat this plant, but the pioneers claimed that it helped them stay alive when they were very hungry. "The pioneers had to depend upon themselves and what they could produce with their hands and in their homes if they wanted to survive. Let me tell you about my Danish grandmother. Her name was Maren Anderson Hansen. She was a crippled girl, walking with two crutches due to a disease of early childhood. She joined the Latter-day Saint Church in Denmark against the wishes of her family and friends. This made them very angry and they disowned her. She then earned her living by sewing until she had saved enough money to come to Manti with a group of women. She had no money, no education, and there were no motels or places to live. and care for her along with his wife and eight children. He did so, and after about a year he married her even though he was thirty years her senior. He purchased a little home for her down by the County Block. Here 89
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325108
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325108