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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 Leather
Description HONORABLE KEHTIOH HISTORICAL ESSAY LEATHER Talula F. Nelson 61 West 200 North Mt. Pleasant, Utah 84647 When the settlement of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, was settled in 1859, James Porter responded to the call of his leader to build and operate a tannery and a shoe shop for that community. A three-room rock house and a two-room log house for his family to live in were all completed on the corner where the Presbyterian Church now stands on First West and Second South. A long room was built on the east side of the log house for a shoe shop. Here he made leather for harnesses, shoes and boots. The tannery consisted of six vats over which a roof was built. In front of it was a bark mill, consisting of a huge hopper which held bark that had been stripped from trees in the mountain. A horse was hitched to a tongue which pulled the hopper around and ground the bark fine. The vats were about four feet square, dug in the ground, filled with water. Lime was added at the right time in the procedure to remove hair from the pelts. After the hair was removed, the pelts were placed in vats of water. The bark of certain trees which had been ground fine was added to the solution to soften the leather. The hides from beef, calves, sheep, deer, and rabbits, etc. were stretched out in the first vat with lime sprinkled between and water poured over them. Here they were left for four or five days, then they were pulled out of the vat and stretched over a sort of platform where the hair was scraped off with a long two handled knife. Next they were placed in another vat with clear water over them and left for four or five days. Then they were put into another vat of clear water in order to clean off all the lime. Next they were stretched out strai^it in two vats until the vats 22
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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 325909
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