Once Upon a Summer Evening

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Once Upon a Summer Evening
Description "It was In 1919« My brother was fourteen years old. We bad a cousin who was about the same age as Leslie. His name was Lyle, and he lived just a couple of blocks from our house. He and Leslie were real close buddies. One Saturday afternoon in late August, Leslie, Lyle, and a couple of other boys named Gid and Terrance left for a camping trip up Manti Canyon. Gid had his father's light buggy, which required only one horse to pull it. The boys put their tent, bedding, food and gear into the back of the buggy and started off for Corduroy Reservoir. When they got to the big dugway, they stopped to inspect the road which had just been widened so that two wagons could pass each other without one of them sliding into the creek bed, which was about two hundred feet below the road. "The workers had been blasting away part of the mountain and had evidently forgotten to take their black powder with them when they left. Les and Lyle were especially interested in this and filled an old hat with some of it and put a few handfuls in their pockets. Then the four boys climbed back into the buggy and continued their journey up the canyon. When they arrived at their camp site Gid and Terrance unhitched the horse and turned him loose so he could return home as Mr. Sidwel needed him over the weekend. Les and Lyle gathered wood and soon had a cheery fire blazing in the circle of rocks. They pitched their tent under some trees a little way from the fire, made their beds, unpacked their food and proceeded to cook their supper. I guess they may have told a few campfire tales around the fire after it began to get dark. "Around nine o'clock they threw a few more sticks on the blaze and then Les and Lyle remembered the black powder. They looked in the buggy and, unfortunately, found the old hat with the powder in it, and began throwing a little of it into the fire. It exploded in mid-air, Terrance told the boys that black powder was risky and he thought they should all go to bed. Gid followed Terrance to the tent, but Lyle and Les were too interested in the fireworks to think of retiring. 54
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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 325918
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