The Poplars

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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 The Poplars
Description were many brought in from the Missouri River as well. Trees were very important to settlers. The famous artist, Paul Cezanne, did a lovely painting he named the "Poplars." And it is said that Homer P. Martin, a well-known artist, painted a row of Poplars under a blue sky near the River Seine with the tall Poplars reflecting into the water of che river. This was called "Harps of the Winds." It is true that all the French Impressionist painters like to paint these beautiful trees. The poet Henry Pratt wrote a poem about these trees; he called it "The Poplar Trees are Happiest," I am inclined to agree with the artists and poets. I love the Poplars. They are indeed a part of ray youth. In iny memories of home I can always see them; they are there in the deep recesses of my mind, I can see their dark green heart-shaped leaves. I can hear their branches slapping in the wind. I can smell their fragrance and I can feel the warmth of their fire wood as well. They will always be a part of my life. When I was a child, we lived in an old pioneer home that my grandfather, Sorn Jacobsen, built in the very early days of Mt. Pleasant. It was my father, Clair Jacobsen, who told me about his father planting the trees. My father was six years old at the time and he remembered that a wagon loaded with small tree starts and other flower bulbs and fruit trees and sucH had come to town and everyone was to go pick up his share of plants and take them home to be planted. Thus my father, as a boy, remembered the day the Poplar trees were planted on our ditch bank in front of the old home. He planted eight trees. In the 1880s, when my father was a child, he remembered when these Poplar trees were planted and he watched as the trees grew to be very tall and green and elegant. Years later the trees were matured and at their most beautiful best when I was a child growing up in Mt. Pleasant in the early 1920s, 47
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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 325744
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