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The Stone Boat

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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 The Stone Boat
Description THIRD PLACE PERSONAL RECOLLECTION THE STONE BOAT Blodwen P. Olsen 132 West 100 South Ephraim, Utah 84627 "When my stone boat comes floating up the Sanpitch River," was what my dad said when we asked for things he couldn't afford to'give us. To me it meant, "No." Who River! Most of the time the Sanpitch River looked more like a big creek than a river anyway. But I knew that some dav 1 would learn what that ^as. When my Grandfather Parry died in 1906, my dad became the manager of the Parry Bros. Stone Co A and was quories in Manti and Ephraim. The Ephraim quory was the Utah and other states. able on the surface. Skill was essential in knowing how Lo make the tunnels safe for the workmen. Some of the most skilled quory men came from Wales, Utah. This .small community had been settled by Welshmen who had been coal miners in the "old country." When a vein of coal was discovered in the west hills of Sanpete County, these Welsh converts to the Mormon Church were sent to develop and mine this coal, and ttiey named their community Wales. As better coal was found in other oolite stone. old and new hvmns, and son^s of their new country. Mv 15
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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 325200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325200