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The Candy Man

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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 The Candy Man
Description THE CANDY MAN Katie D. Maylett Manti, Utah Senior Division First Place Historical Essay "The Candy Man! The Candy Man . . .!" These words remind me of my father, Michael Daly (better known as "Dick Daly"), because he became known as "The Candy Man of Sanpete County". Michael (Dick) Daly was born in Peru, Indianna, and raised in Iowa. His father was an engineer on the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. His mother died and left four small children, whom their father placed in a Catholic school. Dick often told of the love and care the sisters (or nuns) gave him. They took the place of the mother he needed, while at the same time he received a very good education at their hands. After he left the school he came west as a fireman on the Union Pacific Railroad. In Salt Lake City he met and later married Fannie Harmon. At the beginning of their marriage Fannie traveled with her husband to live at various places in the western U. S. She decided that she did not like all the moving and was homesick for her family and her L.D.S. Church, so to please her, Dick consented to move to Manti. He contin-ued to work for the railroad, but both he and his wife were convinced that they needed to get into a business for themselves. At first they operated a bowling alley and served light lunches to the players. Later they built a business and home south of the Eagle Hotel (120 North Main, Manti, Utah). Fannie was a good cook. Fried oysters, brought in on ice by the rail-road, were her specialty. At times she made as many as one hundred meat pies, buying the near-neck part of the beef, cook-ing it all day, and then making her recipe. She also made many other kinds of pies. Chili was cooked and then frozen. Each morning she would cut from the big block of chili the amount that would be used by her customers that day. As there was no mechanical refrigeration at that time, the keeping of per-ishable foods during the heat of summer was a big problem. -59-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325575
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325575