People Who Made a Difference Pioneers and Sheepmen of Our City

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title People Who Made a Difference Pioneers and Sheepmen of Our City
Description organized December 10, 1908. with Henery Jackson as president. Niels P. Aagard and Warren Holman as vice presidents, and James L. Nielson as secretary. In January 1910, James L. Nielson was elected president, Peter Jacobson vice president, and Nephi as secretary. Their big salary? $25.00 for the president and $50.00 for the secretary. In 1910 a new shearing corral was built at become a popular place, not only for the work with the sheep, but for visitors, both adults and children. It was interesting to watch the proceedings that went on, bringing in the sheep, al! covered with thick wool, then shearing the wool from their backs, first by hand blades (a scissor-type shears). Later converted to machine for shearing. There were the trompers and wranglers...their pay, $1.75 per thousand. The shearing corral was built on the east side of the railroad tracks. Jericho was a small section station on this main line of the Union Pacific Railroad, located about 25 miles west of Nephi. Utah. There was a section house to house the repair crew, and a large storage tank where the steam engines took on water. At the next meeting of the sheep and woolgrowers. it was moved and carried that a committee of three be appointed to manage the building of the corral, and that they be designated as the Building Committee. The following were selected: John J. Oldroyd, chairman, Henery Jackson, and George E. Cook. It was moved and carried that the Board of Directors, Thomas J. Oldroyd. George E. Cook, and Warren Holman, pass on the plan of the building committee for the corral, and that the corral manager be instructed to hire 24 old hands and six new ones, that he hire them from several different towns, and that the new ones be from Fountain Green. The best shearers were hired. The shearing manager, or boss, voted on and selected, was John J. Oldroyd. He was instructed to pay thirty shearers 8 cents per head. Twenty-two herds were sheared that year, representing approximately 65,000 sheep. Mr. Oldroyd served as corral manager for many years, Other operators who served years later included Paul Madsen, Clark Ivory, and Eugene Syme, beginning in 1950 until his death in 1972. A boarding-bouse manager and cook were needed. Loren Jensen of Fountain Green was selected and served as head cook for many years. He was always dependable, and served good food.. .even to his delicious pies. The workers were all to eat at the boarding house. Drawing for shearing dates was the common practice for a long 35
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Identifier 047_People Who Made a Difference Pioneers and Sheepmen of Our City.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326166
Reference URL