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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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Description There was no free time from clap? work granted for the project- They had ro do it after school or on Saturday. Everything had to be few automobiles. Usually they cook wieners to roast over an open fire. There were no springs, so they carried water or soda pop.'a Some students not in the HLC Club soon became enthusiastic and hiked up to gather rod's, grub brush from the mountain side, and chop pinion pines down where needed.u Rex Carlson and Wilbur Cox helped to survey thfi U, while others gathered boulders about 15-16 inches to outline it. One was all they could carry at a time. When all the rocks were gone from the face, they climbed up over the top to find more on the other side. 5 went back in the spring of 1921 to finish it. Double lines, 10 feet apart, were laid out and the brush grubbed out between.^ In 1930, the Class of 1932 hiked to the II, through Brown's Orchard as before. They carried 5-gallon cans of whitewash, two fellows carrying three cans between them, one on each side holding to a bail, and 5-gallons on the outside to balance themselves. That was the first year the M was whitewashed They hauled more rocks to fill in the outline, working hard all that Saturday to get the job done. They found empty gallon cans indicating that oil had been burned in them; however, there is no written record or recollection of the M being lighted until many years later.,? From then on, every year that the weather permitted, there was a sojourn to the Block M to clean and whitewash it as agreed to. In 1942 the school holiday was called May Day, but without knowing exactly when it happened, it was shortened to "H" Day. In the fall of 1931, the Class of 1932 set gallon cans up for the first letter lighting held at Manti High School, For a week they collected gallon cans from the Pea Cannery and contacted all gas stations requesting that they hold waste oil for 18
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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 325669
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