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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
Format image/jpeg
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 Manti was a busy town in those days. Ice cream was a new and delicious treat. Everyone must have a gallon packed in ice for their special days. It was Dick Daly's pride and joy to see that people got the treat they desired. When the Daly family and their friends and relatives went for a picnic lunch, Dick and Fannie always furnished the ice cream. It was served in cones and cones were expensive because they had to be ordered and then shipped in on the railroad. Each child would be given a cone of ice cream with the admoni-tion, "Do not eat the cone, because it can be refilled as many times as the ice cream lasts in the packer." One cousin said, "I learned fast to get the ice cream from the cone with my tongue. I didn't ever break the cone 'cause always I wanted more." Ice cream without candy didn't seem right in Dick's way of thinking. He must have a candy factory! An experienced candy maker from Denver, Colorado came to Manti to teach Dick the "how" of candymaking. Soon Dick was making taffy, fudge, carmel, (which was extra good) and hand-dipped chocolates. He had a challenge and he was enthusiastic. Soon he was fashion-ing all kinds of candy bars with new names. One Fourth of July the star entry in the parade was a float from Dick's Place. On it stood Dick stretching his taffy, while white-coated helpers wrapped pieces of the newly stretched candy and tossed them to the many children who follow-ed and scrambled for as many pieces as they could get. Dick and Fannie were extra clean in their work and many were the compliments they received on their clearn, modern factory. Dick received many offers to work for out-of-town companies, especially as a carmel-candy maker, but he and his wife were loyal to Manti. One day when he was making bright-striped, hard stick candy, he decided to make candy canes. At first this was hard to do, but he mastered the art of working with oil burners, which kept the candy warm and pliable. Children's eyes sparkled with delight when they saw the shape of their favorite candy canes, hung on tinsel across the candy store. -61-
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Identifier 071_The Candy Man.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325577
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325577