Welcome Chapman

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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 Welcome Chapman
Description to hold them in shape and long capes in the back to guard the necks of the fair wearers from the hot sun. A few of them had brightly colored calico dresses which they wore for best and still fewer had black silk dresses which they had brought across the plains, and tiny ""boughten" bonnets which were used only on special occasions. When the mother, Amelia Chapman learned there was going to be a grand celebration on 24 July 1849, and girls with white dresses would be in demand to walk in the parade, she made her white wedding gown over for her daughter. Rosetta and Brigham Young's eldest daughter were chosen to lead the parade and carry the American Flag. Twenty-four girls dressed in white marched and sang in the parade. Welcome and Amelia Chapman moved to Manti in 1850, where they had been called. "In spite of her family and household duties, mother Amelia Chapman found time to work in the Church and observe social customs of the day. She was president of the Relief Society for several years, and fulfilled the duties of that office with honor and ability." "It is hard for housewives of today to realize how many thinga that we consider absolute necessities, that our pioneer women never knew about or if they did, they were unable to get them. For example, the rough wooden floors must be scrubbed with sand (not soap) and also tables, chairs, stools and benches had to be cleaned the same way. What little soap they had for washing clothes and bathing was made from wood ashes and tallow, by a long, tedious process. The pioneers gathered from the soil a form of alkali called 'saleratus,1 which they dissolved in water, so that any soil adhering to it might settle to the bottom of the vessel, and then the liquid was carefully poured off, used with sour milk or sour dough as we would use soda as a leavener in making bread. "All edible plants or weeds that could be used for food were gathered and cooked for 'greens.' Mother 116
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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 325978
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