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A Sawmill Amid Tranquility

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325980
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t

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Title A Sawmill Amid Tranquility
Description valves and pulling levers to release the power that got things moving, "o a kid ray age-man, that was really something! Also I can see Sam-the-rachetHLan on" the carriage, turning the log with the aid of a cant hook, setting the dogs, then working the rachet lever to move the log to just the right position for the next cut, while Dad (pulling more levers) drives the carriage forward, moving the log slowly into the sninning saw blade. This wa3 when I found my niche in the sawmill business. Dad had told me I would be the sawdust monkey. Well, my first hold of that great big, heavy, iron-wheeled wheelbarrow told me it was not going to be much of a joking matter. But when the sawdust came faster than I could handle, Sam would take pity on men, step down off the carriage and run the load out for me. Boy, that's when I would take advantage and really load'er up! I had to be real careful while dumping over the end of the soft sawdust pile or I'd lose the heavy wheelbarrow over the edge. When this happened, it was impossible for me to get it back and someone always secretly glad when Dad had to shut down and take time out to sharpen the saw, replace broken saw teeth or make some other repair. At various tines other people also ventured into C Canyon to harvest timber. Some of the men who hauled their logs to Dad's mill to be sawed into lumber were: John Vance, Uncle 3d Housekeeper, Sdraund Cox, Leland Nielsen, Maitland Graham and Lyndon Graham. Their camps were up stream from the mill about 200 yards from our camp. So you can see there was quite a bit of neighboring and comradcrie among the camps. I'm sure each of those men could have written some interesting accounts of their activities in C Canyon. Of the men mentioned, only Leland Nielsen is still living. Sow that we've got some of the work out of the way, I'd like to mention some of the fun times. T«Je boys all grew up to be crack shots with the "flippers" we always carried in our hip pockets, so we spent a lot 29
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Identifier 043_A Sawmill Amid Tranquility.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325868
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6cf9n7t/325868