Crazy Patch

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
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 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
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Title Crazy Patch
Description The Order was rather successful from the first, bartering and exchang-ing produce with neighboring towns. Their main cash outlet was Salt Lake City. They had their problems too, such as in 1875 beef was selling for three cents a pound, delivered. The Order was under the direction of the Bishopric. Bishop Tucker had charge of the Temple Sawmill, and Philip Hurst, his counselor, was looking after the affairs in connection with the store. Here is a bit of homespun to brighten up the history. The "Contributor" had come and Lizabeth told the children if they would help and get the Saturday's work done, she would read to them, "the children" being Philip's by his first marriage. She said, "The children helped real good, and we got everything scrubbed up and supper cooking." Then just as they got settled on the floor near her rocking chair to listen, there was a knock at the door. When Lizabeth answered there was a man from Nephi with a load of wheat inquiring for Brother Hurst. Lizabeth explained he wasn't home but should be coming soon, and she invited him in to wait. The man answered, "No, I will wait out-side by my team." So she sat back down to read the Contributor to the children. After a while Philip came, bringing the Brother into the house. He introduced Lizabeth to the man by saying, "Brother--------, this is my wife." He shook hands with her and said, "Sister Hurst, I must apologize for refusing your invitation to come in; I thought you were one of the children." Lizabeth, telling it years after, chuckled with amusement as she said, "And I didn't look much older." Dates and measurements used are from original letters written by Philip Hurst to his Mother, one in 1875, and second in 1881; it is now in my posses- sion. I am indebted to the late President Lewis R. Anderson of the Manti Temple for this story. When the walls of the Temple were up so high the rock couldn't be lifted from the ground, the workers built a ramp of heavy placks and rigged up a carriage to hold the stones. Then a mule with a stout hearness was used to pull the stones up to the scaffolding where the men were placing them. On this Monday morning, when the men came back to work, the mule wasn't in the corral at the foot or the hill. The bars were knocked down, and the mule was gone. The men scoured the hillside, and around that end of town, looking. When they did find the faithful old mule, it was standing there at the foot of the ramp waiting to begin the days work. When the Temple walls were almost to the top, some man brought a pail of potatoes up on the job-for what? Brought from a neighboring town to use during the week as he camped at the foot of the hill? Or a Manti man brought them up to give to a friend to take home? And perhaps one of the stone lay-ers was a practical joker? Be that as it may, the potatoes were entombed there in the wall. -58-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325258
Reference URL