He Wasn't Invited to Dinner

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title He Wasn't Invited to Dinner
Description Consternation reigned in the office and some people were ready to have their telephones disconnected if things didn't change- It was indeed a mysterious checking job for the telephone employees. Finally, the mystery was solved when the wire was discovered going up the telephone pole and across Highway 89 to another pole, and hence into a tree branch. No need to look farther. From that time on, the residents of Sterling west of the State Highway 89 bought their own radio sets. ¦k * * HE WASN'T INVITED TO DINNER Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan 267 East 300 North Richfield, UT 84701 Honorable Mention Anecdote I am grateful to Peter Gottfredson, a resident of both Sanpete and Sevier Counties in Utah's early days. Peter was not only an intrepid, knowledgeable pioneer, but he wrote down his experiences for everyone to share. The following is an incident that he relates in his autobiography: "In the spring of 1863, I hired out to Caratat and Conderset Rowe to care for their dry stock in Thistle Valley. In June, they went to Mt, Pleasant for supplies and left me there alone for two days. Towards midnight I heard something making a racket above the shanty, which was made by leaning two long cedar posts against two trees and covering it with cedar boughs™ I raised up in bed and looked through the brush covering to see what was making the noise and saw a big grizzly bear digging and eating roots. Soon, he came around to the front of the shanty, which was open, and I crawled under the bed covering and lay as still as I could, but my heart thumped so hard I was afraid he would hear it. He came into the shanty „ Our food and cooking utensils were tied up in a sack and sat against a cedar post. He rooted the sack out and down the front about a rod. 72
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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 325622
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