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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 bottles and placed it around the corpse to preserve it while the women made burial clothing and the men made crude coffins." "Did you know your grandmother?" "No, she died long before I was born. I only know about her from my father. She died at age thirty-nine from a disease known as black canker, which we know now is lack of vitamin C. Her children were left orphans; my dad, being the oldest, took care of his nine-year-old sister until she was grown and married. "You asked me where the children spent their money. For a long time there was no money in Manti or stores where they shopped.- Finally, there was- the Co-op Store and here they took their butter, cheese and eggs and traded them for other goods. When grandmother diea, she had a five dollar bill tucked away in a drawer, the only one she had ever seen and it looked as big to her as the American flag. She did have some coins which she shared with her children. My dad said that he had two nickels a year, one for Christinas and one for the Fourth of July. He usually bought an orange or an ice cream cone." "Our teacher said we should be grateful to the pioneers for all they did to make life easier and better for us," said Anne. "That is right. We walk the same streets as they walked, but life is very different. I am grateful to all pioneers who have worked to improve living conditions. My grandmother died at age thirty-nine, and that was the average life span of the pioneers, and here am I twice that age. I have already lived two for you, Anne, and if modern pioneers continue adding to our knowledge and understanding, you could live three times as long as she, so take good care of yourself, and remember, people can live without stores and money if they have to." 91
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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 325110
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325110