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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
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 People Who Made a Difference Pioneers and Sheepmen of Our City
Description 14, 1927, President Cook stated that the Woolgrowers made a contribution to the Boy Scouts organization. The Woolgrowers also were supportive of the State and National Woolgrowers Organizations. In 1932 the FGWA decided on. and promoted, something new and special tor the community in the way of entertainment, which also promoted lamb. A FEAST ! ....barbecued lamb sandwiches! What a treat that turned out to be, and has continued to be. A site was selected oh Main Street. There would be a program and sports. then the barbecue. Thus the city's new holiday and homecoming were started - LAMB DAY. Beginning that year, and for several years after, each sheep man donated a lamb for the feast. These men dressed the lambs in one evening, up at the old shearing corral near the depot in the west end of town. The dressed lambs were then taken to a local store, the Seely-Whitaker store, as remembered, where they were kept in a big cooler. Thirty lambs were used for the feast and holiday. Buns and seasoning were also furnished by the sheepmen, and their wives helped to prepare the hundreds and hundreds of lamb sandwiches.. .and guess what??? They were all FREE to everyone, donated by these men, for quite a number of years. A great and good time was had for all. townspeople, and people who returned home for the home-coming, and many, many visitors. Lamb Day did then, and still does, draw crowds of people for many activities that went on. as well as for relishing those delicious barbecued sandwiches. The very fine program presented, all by talented residents of town, won praise from everyone and brought in crowds of folks who liked quality entertainment. PEOPLE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE. These sheepmen, woolgrowers and tenders of flocks, and their families MADE A DIFFERENCE, and that difference is still carried on - people doing things for people, help to build character. We salute these leaders, pioneers in their field and tomorrow's leaders in the pioneering field. Carry on! Carry on! Special PEOPLE. As a child and adult, we always liked to go to Jericho to watch the shearing, the big belts that carried the fleeces to the tromper. the big bags. It was fascinating! I also remember worrying about the sheep after they lost all that warm wool. Wouldn't they freeze? But it all had to be done before lambing time. Other things 1 remember, my brother and 1 liked to roll down the big bags filled with wool and climb up the tall water tank. I did not always go clear to the top. Then we would eat in the cook house, though I wasn't always fond of the tin plates, but we could get used to that. 37
Format application/pdf
Identifier 049_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 326168
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326168