Halley's Comet

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
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 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title Halley's Comet
Description HALLEY'S COMET Talula F. Nelson • . . Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 " ''¦ First Place Anecdote Rides in straw-filled bobsleighs with plenty of quilts and warm rocks on our feet were a very delightful experience of my girlhood. Our voices rose in song and laughter as the crisp air stung our faces while the horses trotted over the snow-covered roads. It was just such a bobsleigh ride in 1910 when a group of us teenagers were on our way to attend a dance at Snow College, when we had an unexpected experience. Mid-afternoon found us on our way. We left Mt. Pleasant, then we passed Hoo-Doo-Hill, on through Spring City and into Pigeon Hollow, when the sun began to sink out of sight. He snuggled deeper into the quilts and sang louder as we missed the warmth of the sun. , . .- Shortly after the sunset, a beautiful "star" with a long, fan-shaped tail appeared just above the horizon. Someone said, "It must be a comet!" We all sat quiet and subdued. To us, comet meant earthquakes or the end of the world. The silence was broken only by the weird sound of the sleigh-bells as they fell on the slow-moving horses. The driver was too overwhelmed to keep his whip in action. How could anything so beautiful be a forerunner of such awful things to come? After some concern about whether to turn around and return home, we proceeded to the dance. The atmosphere was tense. The music seemed out of place at first with so many telling strange stories of calamities to come. The night passed. The next day came and went with no hint of destruction. As evening came, the beautiful comet reappeared just above the horizon in the western sky. For days it returned. Then one day, it did not show; and we felt a bit relieved that the world was safe again. On November 2, 1985, I was invited to join the Halley's Comet Club. We met at the Lafayette 1
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325610
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