Reflections of Brass Buckets

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
Format application/pdf
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 325980
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Title Reflections of Brass Buckets
Description It worked! The magic mixture dealt destruction to the threatening fire. Soon a group of excited men gathered again at the drugstore filling their extinguishers so they would be ready for future emergencies, celebrating their success and discussiJig changes in plans for future fires. I was a teenager, and I remember well when my older brother took my father's extinguisher and v/ent with my uncle to help extinguish the fire. I heard their discussions of the event and still have one of the devices. THIED PUCE AHECDOTE REFLECTIONS OF BRASS BUCKETS Ruth D. Scow Manti, Dtah 84642 There was a time in Sanpete history when almost every family owned at least one or more milk cows• Such a family were the David Christensens of Ephraim, Their house and lot were located between First and Second East on 100 North. This house was a low structure, perhaps of adobe, with a long porch that went across the front. Tall lilac bushes grew nearby. Every morning after the milking had been done and the milk poured in pans to raise the cream, Mrs. Christensen, or one of her daughters, would scrub the brass milk buckets with wood ashes, a bit of water and lots of "elbow grease." Finally, when the desired brightness was achieved, the buckets were dried with a white cloth dishtowel and carried out to the fence that surrounded their yard. Here the buckets were turned upside down on the fence posts. People traveling up or down Ephraim Canyon road said they could always identify the Christensen property by the reflection of sunlight off the brass buckets. 6
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325836
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