Another New Day

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6h70czp
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp

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Title Another New Day
Description They had left Wales in the Spring of 1850. At Liverpool, England, they had boarded a small sailing vessel. The Atlantic crossing was rough and had lasted an interminable 13 weeks. Mary had tended their infant daughter, Betsy, and busied her-self making plans for their future home in America. Although she and the baby had both been seasick, Mary had not complained. When they finally arrived in St, Louis, Missouri, it was more than a year before they could complete final arrangements to come to Zion with a wagon train. During this period of time Mary had given birth to a second baby girl, Mary Ann. Mary was constantly busy with preparations for the long journey. She had been raised on a farm and knew animals and their value. She sold some of the find liens and clothing she considered too fancy for the wild west, to purchase a cow and her calf. She traded the calf for a pig which provided salt pork for the long trip across the plains. The cow was a roan cow named Bede, who was to serve a double purpose. Not only did she provide milk for the children of the wagon train when Mary milked her not twice, but three times a day, but the faithful beast shared the yoke with the ox when his mate died. She helped to pull the heavy wagon across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley and on to Sanpete. As he climbed wearily up to the seat of the wagon beside his friend, John Price, John Rees waved to his wife and called, "I will be back before dawn with another ox. Take care of the little ones, Mary." He smiled as he turned to John Price and said, "Let's be on our way, John, she will be alright." Mary watched the wagon train momentarily as they creaked their way to Manti. The short winter day was fading into dusk and she must make haste before night and its mysteries settled upon her. She cleared the snow away from an area large enough to build a sizeable bonfire. with tinder from the wagon and dry willows from the river bank she quickly fanned a tiny whisp of smoke into a comfortable, roaring blaze. A large brass kettle hung on the side of the wagon which she carried to the river and gingerly stepped onto the frozen river edge. She broke the ice and filled the kettle. She then quickly carried it to the fire and set its black bottom among the crackling willows. - 38 -
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Identifier 048_Another New Day.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325779
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325779