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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Setname snowc_sts
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 time. In 1916 there were 24 herds booked to shear, with starting date set for April 12. Corral rental was fixed at 2 cents per head. John Homan furnished and operated the steam engine to run the shearing plant. In 1917 George Green furnished and operated for shearing. He was paid $3.50 per day, plus his board. By 1920. 32 herds were shorn at Jericho. John J. Oldroyd continued as shearing and corral manager. His wages were raised from $6.00 and board per day to $10.00 per day. By 1925 Fountain Green Woolgrowers Association (FGWA) was stealing 30 herds of sheep at Jericho, which totaled around 90,000 fleeces. This was one of the largest clips to be shorn in one place in all of Utah. It was about this time that the wool was sold for 72 cents. Some of the sheepmen took this price , being happy for it. Others who did not sell at that time, had to sell at 16 cents. By 1930, 41 herds, totaling 106,500 sheep were shorn at Jericho. The railroad built a shearing corral and cook house at Rocky Ford and the first sheep were shorn there in 1931 - 12 herds, totaling 34,000 head. These sheepman worked hard and had their ups and downs, but they liked their work. They were proud of their herds and industry, the success they had both in their work and their ability and desire to help their home town and its people. Problems did arise...watering holes, Mother Nature...sometime with good weather and water, other rimes very cold, loss of sheep and lambs. Predators, a source of worry and headaches, caused great losses -animals such as coyote, bear, crows, eagles, wolves, and dogs. But, the work went on as did the industry. These sheepmen, whether the woolgrowers or the lenders of the flocks, were ail interested in helping others and in building up their home town. They were civic minded and charitable. Anyway they could help, give, or share that was worthy, they were willing to do. At the time, everyone supported the home-town. Beautiful new homes were built, schools improved, more fine entertainment provided, and these sheepmen took every opportunity to give assistance. Among their many contributions, in 1916. they made donations to help re-build a home that had been burned down; 1918 they gave funds to the soldiers and sailor. They furnished the money to put light fixtures in the amusement hall, and other places; and they made donations to the brass band of Fountain Green. From the minutes of January 15. 1926, the city mayor, John J. Oldroyd, stated that the city had been asked to donate money to the Bingham Canyon snow victims, which they did. December 36
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Identifier 048_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 326167
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