Dipping Sheep at Fish Creek

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
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 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Dipping Sheep at Fish Creek
Description herd to arrive. The tasty fish were always a welcome addition to the camp menu. What a thrill it was to catch my first frout in "C" Can- yon Creek. I wanted to be sure I got to eat my own fish, so I bit off a corner of its tall so I could identify it. The cook fixed it up special for me and my cup "ranneth over" with pride as I ate the very first trout I ever caught. Mutton was the meat of the crew. While a mutton was being dressed, I tried to help the butcher --and stood too close to him and he accidently stabbed my arm with his skin-ning knife, I still carry the scar, which reminds me of my sheep-dipping days. After nearly sixty years I again visited the site of the Fish Creek Dipping corral. Time had taken its toll. The in-provements had completely disappeared except for one of the iron water-heating tanks. The corral, the cabins, the dipping vat, the ditch, and even the monstrous pile of rusted cans were all gone. But the recollection of that noisy, vibrant activity was still strong in my memory. I could recall the bleating of the sheep, the shouting of the crew, and I smelled again the odor of Kreso dip, the sheep and the corral - and the unwashed bodies of the sweating men who forced the reluc-tant ewes through the chute. Source: History of the Manti Forest, Utah A Case of Conservation in the West by Jay Melvin Haymond Recollections of the author. -102-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325367
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