The Carnegie Manti Public Library

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Carnegie Manti Public Library
Description THE CARNEGIE MANTI PUBLIC LIBRARY Ruth D. Scow Manti, UT 84642 Senior Citizen Division Second Place Historical Essay As a child, I attended the first three grades of elemen-tary school in Manti, in the old white high school building that stood on the corner of the block where the Utah National Guard Armory building now stands. This building of white brick with a sandstone foundation was a three-story affair, and my first years of school were spent on the ground floor in the southeast room, with a Miss Lowry as my teacher. My second grade classroom was in the southwest corner, and Miss Minerva Munk was my teacher. My third grade was spent in the northwest corner room with Miss Cordelia And-erson as teacher. The high school domestic science classes held forth in the northeast corner of this first floor, and the principal's office was sandwiched in between the two east rooms. Tying all these rooms together was a wide and spacious hall with many wooden steps leading to the class-rooms above. Each day after I had finished my lessons, the teacher's hand would deposit red, green, and yellow wooden pegs, each about an inch long, on my desk. This was my seatwork, and with the pegs I could outline houses, corrals, flowers, and various other ideas. But it was recess time to which I looked forward, for it was then that my classmates and I were free to choose our own entertainaent. We had learned that we could climb onto the sills on the new Manti Public Library building, and from there with a great deal of pushing and pulling we could attain the heights of the rock-embedded foundation. Clutching the walls for support in order to stand on that narrow foundation was frightening as we began to walk "follow-jack " style around the building until we came to the next window opening. Then, one by one we descended from our precarious walk to step nimbly across another sill and then again to climb back to the dizzy height of the foundation, Woe be to the child, who was left on the heights when the recess bell rang, for it took considerable manipulation to get a body down to ground level so he could race toward the classroom. -103-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325451
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