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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
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Title Leather
Description were full. Here they were covered with boards and rocks to hold them down so that when the water came off the hides they would remain down to "be tanned for one month, after which they were taken up and the inner side scraped free of tallow and meat. Inside the tannery was a place where the tanned hides were tacked up to dry. When dry enough, the hides of the older animals were used for the soles, and those of the calves and sheep for the tops of the shoes. So numerous were the orders for the shoes that he worked long into the night, by a light made with tallow and a rag, to get them completed. The hair was carefully cleaned and used for pillows. Women would make covers of heavy homespun material, then fill them with the hair. These were used on the floor in front of the fireplace. They made a nice base for a bed when company came and an extra bed was needed. Many kinds of pelts were made into leather, such as sole leather for shoe soles and soft pelts for shoe tops, boots and gloves. Some were used for harnesses, the heavy for tugs, lighter for bridle reins, straps and lines. The soft skins of rabbits, weasels, especially the white snowshoe rabbits, were carefully tanned and made into muffs and fur sets for girls that were nice and warm on the hands and ears-so pretty, but they were for only the well-to-do people, as the process was too expensive. James Hansen and his son Hyrum also made shoes and boots, aa well as repairing them. The heavy sole leather was most expensive as it was harder to get. James Johansen made harnesses, bridles, and saddles. Side-saddles were a specialty for the ladies as that was their favorite pleasure. Owning your own side* saddle was something all ladies wanted. Horses were easily borrowed, so a young man could easily get one if his lady-friend had a saddle. They were off for an afternoon of pleasure. Often a trip to the moun-2?
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Identifier 037_Leather.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325910
Reference URL