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Three Sticks of Dynamite

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title Three Sticks of Dynamite
Description teaching. He then asked me when 1 could pay. I told him I received my first check in a month. He liked to trust people and so gave his approval. Toward the end of the month, a high-pressure car salesman talked me into buying a used car. 1 needed transportation badly, and before I realized I was deeply in debt for the car. For the next three months the Coalviile Co-op bill was ignored. My conscience bothered me. At the first of the month another statement came with a brief word. It simply said. "Dear Glenn, always keep your word good. Someday you may need it. Signed. George Beard." Yes. intent was to pay each month, but 1 failed to keep my word. That month, this bill was the first to be paid. When I paid him. he simply sated that if 1 had paid even fifty-cents it would have demonstrated my honest intent. An important lesson was learned. Throughout my life. 1 have kept my word good. Little did I know then that one day I would marry his precious granddaughter. I'm glad some of George Beards's blood flows through the veins of my children. THREE STICKS OF DYNAMITE Carl H. Carpenter Non-Professional Second Place Anecdote The following account is a personal recollection of Elmer C. Tuttle, who lived his entire life in Manti, February 1907 - April 1986. In the fall of 1925. I was working with a group of men on the mountain west of Manti in Doge's Canyon. We had the common interest of obtaining firewood for winter and were in the process of building a road down the canyon. A huge boulder was lodged exactly where the road had to go. I was given the task for its removal. It was a limestone rock about 8 feet long, 7 feet wide, and 6 feet high: and I decided the only way to move it was with explosives. Another man helped me use a rock drill to punch a 1 1/2-inch diameter hole into the rock. We would take turns, one holding and rotating the drill bit, while the other hit it with a sledge hammer. After pounding for several minutes, the drill cuttings were "bailed" out with a long spoon. I was planning to place the dynamite sticks into the hole, when Ambrose Tuttle (a distant cousin) came by and suggested that half a stick should be adequate. By the time I got the dynamite, everyone was gone, so I put three sticks of dynamite in the hole which was about 4 feet deep. When 1 set off the charge there was a tremendous explosion that propelled 53
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326029
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326029