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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 cut jit by hand. The v erected 3 temporarv shed south of the Manti Public Library for shelter while they cut the stone. It vas in this workshop that I learned that money grew under rocks. When I visited there, nickels, dimes. Uncle Ed or Dad were not at the workshop. These were good titnes. Dad was always happy working with stone and initiated the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in the 193O's, Sanpete County received a grant to build a oolite stone from the Manti quory. Dad was appointed to be building supervisor. The stone was ciuoried and then sawed to sizes for simple. A rotary saw was mounted so that the stone con~ veyed on a belt passed the saw and was cut to size. The piped water slowly poured on the saw to cool it. Sawing was a much easier way of preparing the stone for building than cutting it by hand. However, there was always some nanv of the workers on this building learned for the first tin?e the mechanics of stone work. The plans on the top edfie of the outside walls« This had to be done by hand. Dad's brother, E. T. Parry, did some of that he completed the work when Uncle Ed became too ill to finish it. Also at this time, a city building was built in Ephraim of rock from the Ephraim quories. When the Sanpete County Courthouse was completed and dedicated, I knew the stone boat had finally arrived, but 18
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Identifier 032_The Stone Boat.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325203
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325203