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
Format application/pdf
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
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Title The White Stone Men
Description been built with extra bed strength and lar^e well-ironed wheels. When one of these wagons was loaded with a an expert teamster were required to pull it. The rock was shippod to distant places Dv railroad on flat cars. Until 1890, it was hauled by wagon to the Sanpete Railroad in Wales, The Sanpete Railroad had been built in Wales to ship to Salt Lake City the coal that was mined there. In 1890 the Denver and Rio Grande was built at the junction of the quarry road and Highway north of Ephraim. In the early 1900's stone was shipped by railroad to several dealers in San Francisco. When it was to be ship-hurt it. Occasionally, box cars were used to ship the around the stone.8 Some of the stone was used in the local cemeteries. There were many monuments and markers fashioned of the white oolite limestone, a number of which were carved in verses. Lambs adorned the tops of many monuments. Fancy columns and balls were also carved. was done by hand with special chisels and hammers or mallets. The pattern drawn on the rock had shadings that told the mason how deep to carve. The lettering was also done by hand. Many times a large wooden mallet was used and perpetual care instituted, many cemetery lots were 33
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Identifier 047_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 325215
Reference URL