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Sericulture, the Silk Industry in Ephraim

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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
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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 Sericulture, the Silk Industry in Ephraim
Description more, for sale at $4.00 an ounce. Get eggs now and properly keep them until the leaves are ready. The eggs must be kept on the paper upon which they were laid. mulberry leaves are as large as a dime. Bring them up shq keep in a warm room of even temperature night and day¦ Feed every two hours after first molting, then every three hours until second molting, then four hours until they spin." The Women's Exponent had an avid reading audience in Ephraim who evidently carefully heeded the instructions. A local pioneer's journal states, "Many fine pieces of slow due to the cold weather and short season, never-the-less, for a time, this was a successful industry." Sericulture occupied only a portxon of the summer unless one was caring for the pin-head-sized eggs. The trees put forth their leaves in the spring. The women growth. The worm's demands were greater than those of a new-born baby! The trees planted near homes made this task much easier for those involved. Ephraim's dry climate produced a high quality cocoon. family. "The interest in the work waned and finally, due to lack of support and economic conditions, failed completely. One by one the trees died and then disappeared." The Ephraim silk farms closed April 6, 1907. A memorable occasion occurred in 1900. A bolt of black silk brocade was presented to woman's suffrage leader, Susan B. Anthony, on her eightieth birthday. She said it was made into the most beautiful dress she ever 46
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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 325166
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325166