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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title Faulty Connections
Description The sun was getting low and it was getting cold. Paul piled more quilts in the front seat and kept going. Geneve held Norma against her all the way, for body heat to keep her warm. After awhile, they saw a town. They looked everywhere for a sign identifying where they were Finally Paul stopped and asked a man on the street. The stranger looked at him in disbelief and asked, "Where you from, up North?" When he realized that Paul wasn't joking, he answered, "You're in Gunnison, Sanpete County." "How do T get to Manti?" Paul asked. "Go back to Nephi and take the other road up Salt Creek Canyon," he answered- I don t want to go back; I j ust caroe from there. We've got a 2 1/2 month-old baby with us, and it's late and getting colder every minute." "Well," the man replied, "there's a road of sorts between here and Manti. It has only been a road since 1922, It may only be a trail part of the way, They've been constructing and re-constructing it in sections for fourteen years„ You must go slow. Part of it is gravel, some dirt, and there Then as an after-thought, he asked, "Oh, do you have enough gasolxne? "We filled up in Nephi, but we'll need more to get to Manti," Paul answered. "Take your wife and baby in where it's warm and have my wife set her a hot drink while you fill up with gasoline, he offered, Geneve got Norma ready for bed. They put a heavy cardboard in the right frunt windshield to keep the wiod out. 0-o-o-o-o-h, it was cold! They crawled along unLil they reached Sterling, then drove down through a deep wash at the north of town and on toward Manti, His nameless friend at Gunnison had waineu them to get a run on Lowry Hill at the south end or they would never make it to the top. The number of times one had to try was Lhe criterion that determined how good, or bad, a car was. Paul tried Lhree times before they made it, 44
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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 325685
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