Barnstorming in Sanpete

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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
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Title Barnstorming in Sanpete
Description morning, October 27, they decided to fly to Gunnison - West of Manti, above the marsh lands, the pilot noticed the plane was low on oil and the engine began to heat Wanting,to get re-fueled in Manti, he swung the plane toward town, but unable to make it that far, was forced to land in an open field. The plane's one wing struck the earth which caused the propeller to tip into the ground. Glen Mackey remembers the day the plane crashed. He was almost eight years old when as a student at the Manti Red School the word was sent out across the playground and through the halls that an aeroplane had gone down west of town. He was with a group of boys who ran down First South, across the railroad track, and then cut off through the fields from Walker's Lane. As the boys ran in a southwest direction across the golden frost-covered fields, they observed people along the lane who were also frantically rushing to get to the crash site. Half of the town appeared to be going to the meadow ground of Ferd Christensen's, where the plane had landed. 3 The muddy road must have been busy with horses, wagons, bicycles, and one or two daring autos. Farmers feeding their cattle in nearby stock yards were probably the first to arrive at the scene, After seeing the object drop from the sky, the curious men mus t have incredulous ly asked the pilot, "What happened, did you fall?" When the boys reached the yellow-Can plane, they noticed that many people were writing their names all over the oil-skin covering,^ Everyone stared at the plane with fascination. At first, they apprehensively ran their hands across the brass trimming attached to the plane's edges, hoping the machine wouldn't try to fly off Glen Mackey's friend, Albert, picked up the broken propeller that lay beneath the plane s nose. The boy carried the one-and-one-half-foot-long object back to his home for a souvenir. In about 196 i Glen Mackey returned to the barn once owned by his friend Albert's family. He found the broken propeller in the wooden structure that had been a favorite boyhood gathering place. Mr. Mackey has the brass part of the propeller in his possession today. 87
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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 325664
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