Faulty Connections

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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 Faulty Connections
Description FAULTY CONNECTIONS Norma S. WanIass " ¦¦ : Manti, UT 84642 - - - Second Place Personal Recollection They had planned carefully. Paul Smith had to be to work Monday morning at the Manti Cheese Manufacturing Company. They had discussed going to Manti by train but couldn't make connections. The Heber Creeper arrived in Provo, usually by 7:00 a.m., if they weren't hauling sheep that had to be watered. Then there was a twelve-hour lay-over before boarding the D & RGW train to Sanpete, which was scheduled to arrive in Manti at 6:00 a.m. Paul's biggest problem, however, was to get to Heber from Manti to bring Geneve and 2 1/2 month-old Norma back, if they returned on the train. That's when Paul bought a Model T Ford. He paid $35 for it. With that they could haul their household possessions with them, then use it to gather milk for the Cheese Company. The Ford didn't have a muffler. The exhaust made so much noise the passengers couldn't hear one another. There wasn't a windshield and in 1924 there were no heaters in cars. If lucky, they could average 27 miles an hour. Gasoline was 11 cents a gallon but everyone had to pump their own. Pumps were operated by muscle power, not electricity. Paul left James Chapman to clean up at the creamery, and started for Heber at 4:00 p,m. Saturday. He arrived at 10 :30 that night. They left the next morning at 10 o'clock, as soon as the sun had warmed the air--it was April. It was fun and exciting to be together again. They bought gasoline in Provo, then ate sandwiches and cookies and drank lemonade as they rode along yelling at the top of their voices to be heard. In Nephi, they filled up again, then drove on. Late in the afternoon Paul felt uneasy--he had expected to be home by that time but couldn't recognize anything, and he searched his memory for a reason why. Then-he realized he hadn't made the turn in Nephi through Salt Creek Canyon. 43
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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 325684
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