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The White Stone Men

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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 White Stone Men
Description side of the hill with wheelbarrows or one-horse carts. Sometimes, the buttermilk was used to help shore up the which, next to making "do-gads," was the lowliest of the quarry jobs. The dynamite for the blasting was kept in a powder house. The powder house was a small room dug into the and thick dirt roof. A small door made of heavy timber was taken to keep the powder dry and to protect it from powder. It took skill to handle the charges that were always danger. The person who did the powder work had ported with heavy timber, artificial light was needed. The most common light was a candle. A special candle holder of tin was made by the blacksmith. It had a spike carbide lamp. It was about the size of a small can water; when the water dripped onto the carbide in the bottom half of the lamp, it produced a gas that burned and made light for the miner. - A good blacksmith was an essential part of every building about thirty feet square was built of stone at the foot of the quarry hill for the blacksmith shop. shovels. He also kept the winch on the derrick in good operating condition. He repaired wagon wheels, wheelbarrows, and harnesses. He made the candle holders and was a general handyman to fix anything that needed fixing. He also shod the horses that worked at the quarry. rock to the railroad. The wagons to haul the stone had 32
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Identifier 046_The White Stone Men.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 24
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325214
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x55x4/325214