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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Starch Cake
Description Pretty soon they saw the Indians coming. The menfolks were ready for them, and they watched the Indians come. The chief that carried the baby was on a big white horse, a beautiful big stallion. He came up to Grandpa, and Grandpa held his arms out and the baby was handed to him. But the baby had been washed in some kind of tea so he was an Indian colores baby. They brought him back as an Indian baby , and he was dressed as an Indian baby. I've seen and held in my hands the little mocassins--Indian mocassins that the baby wore on his feet. They kept all his clothes and returned him in Indian clothes. My mother for years had that pair of little Indian moccasins, and I've held them in my hands. They were made of some kind of skin, and they were as soft as velvet. The baby was tickled to see Grandpa; they were acquainted that way. I think he was a little over a year old. But when he came back, he was dressed and his skin had been washed so he was an Indian baby. The child was Simeon, mother's brother, and the Chief was Arropeen. STARCH CAKE Anna Gunderson Mt. Pleasant, Utah Senior Division First Place Honorable Mention, Anecdote Starch cake, made by my mother-in-law, Cecilia Gunderson, was as traditional for mothers with new babies in Mt. Pleasant as turkey is for Thanksgiving. As soon as she heard of a new baby in town or someone being sick, she popped a cake in the oven and walked miles to deliver it. Making a cake in those days was work; especially a starch cake, for which you had to make your own potato starch and supply your own eggs. The day of cake-making started out by -56-
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Identifier 066_Starch Cake.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325509
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325509