A Love of Knowledge

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title A Love of Knowledge
Description She received her early education in Wales through seventh grade. She attended eight grade in Manti, Utah, staying with relatives there. She went to Snow College in Ephraim. Utah. In 1908 she attended summer school at the University of Utah. In the fall of 1908 she acquired a teaching position in the newly completed red brick school at Wales, teaching there for three years. She received $35.00 a month the first year, then $40.00 after that. She taught in the Chester (Utah) School in 1911-1912. She traveled along with Davis Thomas by horse and buggy from Wales each day during good weather. When the cold weather came she lived in Chester, only getting home when possible. At this time she was being courted by Andrew Leo Washburn. They decided to seal their love in marriage. On the 21st of August, 1912, they traveled by horse and buggy to the Manti Temple for the most joyful occasion. By this time the small town of Wales was becoming a beautiful fanning community. It had been originally settled for the coal in the Wales Canyon. These mines were later abandoned because of the difficulty in getting the coal out. Jane and Leo both loved the excitement of learning new things. Jane has said many times that she didn't have talent in singing or music or some other things so she wanted to develop her talent for "Teaching" and helping others to learn the wonders of the world. She studied very hard and pursued this goal. Jane always loved to read and gain all the knowledge she could from all available sources. She especially loved studying the scriptures and was very knowledgeable in explaining their contents. What a difference she made in the lives of those around her. She was always busy teaching and helping others. She was a substitute teacher when needed and later taught LDS seminary as well as many church teaching positions in all the Auxiliary organizations. Jane always welcomed the young people into their home, listened to their problems, laughed with them in their successes and cried with them in their failures. She always tried to make these disappointments a learning experience. The youth often gathered in the Washburn home for popping com, making candy or home-made ice cream and playing games. During the Second World War she was busily engaged, trying to do her part. She was often working in her home, at Relief Society or at a friend's home, getting the ladies together, teaching them to knit and making many articles of clothing that could be sent to the boys in the service. They made slip-on sweaters, caps, scarves, and many things that 108
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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 326047
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