That Memorable Day

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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 That Memorable Day
Description pickup. One man came directly to the house and started to examine the roof. He then came inside and inspected the ceiling and the walls. Just why he tapped them so hard we did not know. A second workman carried a roll of wire, unrolling it as he walked from the truck to the house. Soon the men congregated beside the large pole that had been erected on the street the week before. One climbed up the pole with an end of wire in his hand and attached it to a green glass-like fixture on top of the pole. They then stretched the wire from the pole to the side of the house and began working it into the attic. We were not aware of just what they did, but within an hour they called to us and said, "It's finished." We rushed into the kitchen and there it was! A wire hung down from the ceiling into the middle of the room and on the end was a bright crystal globe. It was the first electric light globe that I had ever seen close upo We waited until night, and then what an experience! Daddy took hold of the globe with his left hand and turned a little switch with his right- all at once the kitchen was a blaze of light-every corner of the room lighted up! We examined the little curly wires inside the light globe. They were white hot. How could they stand up under such heat? We had heard that Edison had experimented for years to make this possible. As we looked at the light, we appreciated more than ever the genius that was Edison. Now what a change! In Mt. Pleasant during all my life until this time in 1914, our two kerosene lamps had been indispensable. They were especially important when I had school home work to do. Sometimes I studied late at night with the lamp on the table near my books. More often I did my work in the early morning before the rest of the family got up. Lighting a lamp at that time was not an easy job. It meant feeling for the matches on the table by the bed and reaching for the lamp-Then I had to strike a match and lift the glass chimney to light the wick. 41
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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 325722
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