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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 Landmarks
Description valuable food for pigs. He also brought bricks of cheese and butter ordered by the farmers and, every two weeks, a check from the Creamery for the milk supplied. Pea Factory. Then there was the pea factory located down Che big lane west of town. This had a big impact on the community during the summer months. It not only provided a good cash crop for the farmers, but provided supplemental employment for many others in the town. The farmers who raised peas could cut them at harvest time, load them on their hayracks, and haul them to the pea factory. That's when the kids would have a great time. As the wagonloads of peas were pulled down the town streets, the kids would run after them pulling as many pea vines as they could grasp off the wagons. Some of the more kind-hearted farmers would throw armsful of vines to the excited children. Other not-so-generous farmers would either goad their horses into a mad gallop or grab their pitchfork and threaten any child who ventured near their wagon. Some farmers lost as much as one fourth of their load before reaching the factory. The marauding children did not waste their spoils. The pods were picked off the vines, shelled, and the tender and j uicy peas were eaten raw; or, sometlmes they we re s xmme red with freshly - dug new potatoes in white gravy sauce and enjoyed by the whole family. The shelled pods, aided by a tiny stick, became canoes to be raced down the irrigation ditches. Even the vines were fed to the cows. Those vines that made it to and through the pea factory were stacked and aged as silage, portion to the peas supplied the factory. The Depot. The Ephraim Depot burned to the ground a number of years ago, but what memories it holds for me When we were young, it was an 6xcinin2 event to ^o to the deDot ano watch the whistle as it approached, and when it pulled into the station, the big engine belched forth columns of black smoke. 22
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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 325701
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