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Mount Pleasant Roller Mill

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Mount Pleasant Roller Mill
Description THE MOUNT PLEASANT ROLLER MILL Vernon F. Larsen 3981 Fruitvale Avenue Oakland, CA 94602 Senior Citizen Division First Honorable Mention Personal Recollection It stood so stalwart and strong at the east end of Main Street. It was once know as "The Planet Mill." When I was a teenager in 1920, it was called "Mount Pleasant Roller MILL" and served our town and surrounding area with food for animal and human consumption. How easy it was for a farmer to take a supply of grain and exchange it for a variety of flour for baking needs. Germade, rolled oats, rolled wheat, cracked wheat and other cereals enhanced many a breakfast table. The plant also milled grain products for animal use, such as rolled wheat, bran and oats. There was no exchange of money. The fee for furnishing the milled products was handled from a set amount of grain left in exchange for the milling service. The mill was built alongside of that famous stream called "Pleasant Creek "-only sometimes during flood season, it was not so pleasant. Water cascading down the eastern hill splashed tons of water over a huge wheel, thus providing abundant energy to operate the complicated mill machinery. And there were no electricity bills. To me, trips to the mill were fun. Daddy made such visits twice a year, one day, late in the summer, he loaded twenty sacks of last year's wheat, together with some oats, into our Studebaker Wagon to take to the mill. All this was to be pro-cessed into flour and cereal for home use or into bran, chopped wheat or chopped oats for the animals. I was happy that it was my turn to go with him. I was indeed excited. From our hose on Fourth East it was about a half mile trip. The mill was located at Fourth East and Main Street, just east of the two bridges that spanned Pleasant Creek. The twenty-foot long bridge that we crossed seemed like a half mile to me. It was frightening to hear the roar down below and to look into that deep gully of swirling watar, boiling whitely at the bottom. -131-
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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 325422
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325422