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A Mountain Man Turned Merchant

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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
Format application/pdf
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 A Mountain Man Turned Merchant
Description however they desired. Samuel became a handy man with especially strong legs. He could out jump anyone from a standing jump. He was 5'10' and about 185 pounds. He had a big dark mustache that he groomed with one hand to the outside and the other side the other hand. He carried himself in a distinguished manner and was an absolute person. He married Mat Ann Farnsworth, who was born in England, in Moroni. May 1876. She was a very short, very pretty. dark-haired young woman. They were both 23 years old and their birthdays were four days apart. They were married 40 years before she died, leaving him a widower for 27 years. They had three girls and one boy. of whom all but one daughter died before Samuel, and site died only three and a half years after her father. The newly married couple moved front Walla Walla. Washington, where his folks had moved. They all later moved to Moscow, Idaho, and then to Chester. His father went on to California where he lived and died. Samuel was a natural outdoors person who spent much time outside and walked a lot. He knew how to lake care of himself and was seldom sick. He knew how to live off the land, which berries, weeds, thistles, and other plants were edible or poisonous and shared this knowledge with his children, grandchildren, friends or anyone that was interested. He carried a flint to start a fire and often used the how method to make tires. He could make a campfire anywhere. He taught others many things, how to sharpen a knife, how to kill, clean and skin an animal for food. how to tan hides, how to trap and stretch skins, how to make a fire and how to shoot. He taught his grandson Elmo Reynolds to always draw down on your target, never draw up. and keep both eyes open. His rifle was a Spanish American war rifle. It was a lever action 30-40 Mauser. He kept it in good condition and used it until the last few years when he sold it to a relative. He fished and hunted deer, mountain lions, hears, rabbits, and birds. He always went deer hunting, missed only the last few years. There were usually ten to twelve men (no children or women) and they camped the entire hunt of ten days, plus two days before to set up and one day after to take down. The hunt was on the East Mountain just under the horseshoe. His friend Cliff Anderson from Spring City made a vehicle that he drove right up to camp and pulled a trailer with the camp supplies. Details of the hunt are scarce. since no younger ones went with to tell us now about the hunt. We do know he loved to hunt and often hunted rabbits in the 73
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Identifier 085_A Mountain Man Turned Merchant.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326053