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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title The Candy Man
Description This problem was solved when Dick decided to make ice cream to tempt his many customers. A large ice house was constructed west of City Creek behind their business. During the winter months, especially before the "January thaw", ice in 18 x 24 inch blocks was hauled on bobsleighs pulled by teams of horses from Alec's Pond or Nine-Mile Reservoir. At the ice house these ice blocks were buried in sawdust, which was obtained from local lumber mills. Ice, thus stored, would last all summer and provide many frozen treats. A gasoline engine turned large ten-gallon freezers, around which the ice and salt were packed. When the ice cream was frozen, the "dashers" or "paddles" were removed and placed on a clean rack. Many a boy or girl came to "lick" the paddle, but always they had to have their own spoon. Finally, the lid was put on, and the ice cream can was placed in the ice house so its contents could freeze solidly. A pulley and rope were used to get the huge blocks of ice to the ice cream room. Dick's children and their friends seemed to be always on the pulley. Sometimes they played in the saw-dust, but to be given a chunk of ice to lick on and cool their mouths was a treat in itself. Dick collected cream and milk from local people who had separators, which separated the cream from the milk. He used a light wagon and a small team of horses to make his rounds when cream or milk were needed. Later he bought a small Maxwell truck, one of the first cars of its kind in Sanpete County. Dick's ice cream was shipped by train to all parts of Utah. He made several kinds of ice cream and also a brick ice cream with a red heart, a green Christmas tree, or a green shamrock (for Dick was Irish) of colored ice cream frozen right in the center of the brick. He catered this ice cream to spe-cial dancing parties and wedding celebrations. At times Dick, his son, Dennis, and the cousins, Dave and Milt Parry, would be up all night to freeze ice cream so that it could be shipped out next morning on the railroad. Each day the Denver & Rio Grande train out of Salt Lake City came to Manti on its way to Marysvale. Each day there was a return train that traveled the same track. The Sanpete Valley Rail road to Nephi was also in daily operation. These three trains afforded ample transportation for Dick's ice cream. -60-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 325576
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