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The Chester Pea Vinery

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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 The Chester Pea Vinery
Description SECOND PLACE HISTORICAL ESSAY THE CHESTER PEA VINERY Shirley Reynolds Burnside 9285 South Tortelline Drive Sandy, Utah 84093 The funny-looking barn, or so it seemed, stood on the corner of Beck's lane and the Chester road that ran west to Wales. It was a small, square, red, well-built and quite open building. It was built in 1924 and was a pea vinery. Peas grew well in the cool Sanpete climate. A large number of the farmers srew peas, and large crops were brought to the vinery each year. The peas were sent to a canning factory in Ephraim to be canned. Clyde Hollenbeck ran the vinery and used his tractor to power the machinery. The vinery separated the peas from the vines, shelled and sorted them by conveyance over a metal plate with different size holes that dropped them into wooden boxes with heavy wire mesh bottoms. The open bottom boxes helped keep them cool and fresh. The pea harvest lasted about two to four weeks and the vinery Peas shell and keep better when they're cool, so many Peas and vines are heavy and crush easily so they could not be piled high on a wagon. When Elmo Reynolds was a young man, he had taken his father's pea crop to the vinery on three wagons hooked together, pulled by a team of horses. It was after midnight when he got through and started home. On the way, a car hit the end wagon, fortunately not too hard. The driver of the model-T saw the wagon just before he hit and put on the Dad tells us that the steady, noisy thump of the tractor motor and the machinery could be heard at our house. It was exciting vhen the peas were ready in the field, and the quiet building came to life for a short time. The farmers came with their wagon loads of peas on the vines 36
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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 325173
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325173