Fountain Green The Richest Little Town in Sanpete County

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Fountain Green The Richest Little Town in Sanpete County
Description tables was a aisle for everyone to walk in. The rear 20 to 25 feet was the grocery part; the butcher showcase was the only refrigeration, I believe; the butcher would wait on you and cut the meat you wanted and wrap it for you. Under the counters were big bins with macaroni, spaghetti, noddles, rice, and beans. On the shelves were raisins, salt, soda, spices, flour, sugar, and etc. In those days the basic things were all there were--no bread, cake mixes, vegetables, fruits, hamburger helpers, milk, or eggs. We bought our eggs and milk across the street and made our own breads. In the center portion of the store were yardage, patterns, buttons, pins, and thread. At the very front of the store were tools, guns, stoves for sheep herders, and other sup-plies. There were one or two racks full of ready-to-wear clothes. In those days no one ran to the store for everything as we do now. Instead we went to the cellar, brought up the makings and prepared our own dishes. There were ped-dlers who all summer went door to door selling all kinds of fruits and vegetables to the people, and the women spent all summer canning the fruits and vegetables, making relishes, jellies, jams, etc. Meat was purchased by quarter or halfs and traded among friends and neighbors. The meats were also canned, for there were no refrigerators or freezers then. Our supply cellar was under our house. We had our coal supply, fresh apples, and all of our canning was kept there. In 1933 we sold our home to Gladys Winters and we moved to California. I can remember the old blacksmith shop across the street from us. It was awful scary to pass at night. One block west of our house, the Oldroyd family lived. Next to the sidewalk beyond their house was a garage where the city kept the hearse carriage. I passed this shed everyday on my way to and from school. I dearly loved to look through the crack in the shed at the carriage. Dr. Diaz, in Moroni removed my tonsils when I was six yesrs old on our dining room table. My mother was a midwife, and I know several people she delivered. There were no hos-pitals. Doctors' offices were in their homes. The closest hospital was in Salt Lake City by car; no ambulances. The closest doctor was in Springville. In 1962, I moved back to Utah upon the advise of my husband's doctor, for his health. I wanted also to spend some -40-
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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 325372
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