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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 Twins
Description The water was bad for many years. The only water avail-able for use was out of a ditch. This also was used for drinking. We had barrels to carry water in. Each week when the water came down the ditch we would fill the barrels and keep it covered with gunny sacks in order to keep out the bugs. Mosquitos were the worst pests. There was an epidemic of diptheria and typhoid fever: most everyone got one or the other. There was only one doctor and it was impossible for him to care for all the sick. They put small yellow flags on the gates for Typhoid fever and a white flag for Diptheria so that no one would enter the pre-mises. Several people died at that tine, but we were blessed, for all survived with the help of our Father In Heaven. Our faith surpassed our fears. When I was nine years old, in 1901, I was asked to help families by washing dishes, sweeping floors, dusting-what-ever the chore might be. One family killed a pig and I was given the pig-head to take home. Another family gave me some black satin for a dress. Sometimes I would work weeks for any pay. Being of a polygamist family, Dad decided that he must go to Salt Lake City to resume his work at Salt Air, and he also had part-time work at the State Capitol and as a guard at the State Prison. This meant that we had to pull up stakes again. Dad wished to be with his other wife and children also. We also were anxious to be with our brothers and sisters of the other family that we hardly knew. Mother began baking bread days ahead to have enough for the long trip. We traveled in a covered wagon with our dog beside us. It was such a long, tiring trip to even get to the Emery mountains. It rained so hard we had to take shel- ter in a cave until the rains stopped, for there just wasn't enough room in the wagon for seven of us. We made a fire outside and cooked our meals over it. I remember the bacon frying. It smelled so good and tasted ever so delicious. We had cured and smoked it while we were traveling. Our one cow was tied to the back of the wagon. We took turns walking at the back of the wagon to make sure that she kept moving along. In the back of the wagon we carried all our belongings. Among these possessions was a box or trunk-like container, filled with food for the trip. The homemade bread Mother -19-
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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 325490
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325490