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Ruth Scow Friend and Teacher

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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 Ruth Scow Friend and Teacher
Description --Carl Poulson. Unice Whitlock McCurdy relates; "Ruth has been a good influence in my life. In the Sterling school she borrowed books from other classes to keep me happy with new books. In correspondence with her in recent years, I have asked her advice many times, receiving good council and feeling personal interest. She helped me lake a different view point on Anchorage. Alaska, where 1 live, draw attention to its tourist attractions. 1 love and appreciate Ruth. She helped me see beauty close around me." --Unice Whitlock McCurdy "Although Ruth Scow's name is associated with the history of Sanpete County as 'Assistant' Editor of the book. The Other Forty-Niners. she was actually a good deal more than that. She was the prime mover behind that effort in her intent to prevent Manti and all Sanpete from becoming completely amnesiac. In 1977. County Commissioners Keith Jorgensen, Ned Madsen, and O'Neil Larsen asked her to share the writing history of the county. "Ruth is a true representative of Sanpete County, descending from both English and Scandinavian forebears. She was born in Manti in 1907. She graduated from Snow College in 1928 and immediately after that taught in the little Sterling School for two years. She and Ernest Scow of Mayfield were married in 1930, and for several years thereafter Ruth and Ernest worked wherever it was available. What she remembers best of those years is their mutual employment by the Manti Livestock Company at their Oak Creek Ranch, Ruth as a cook for the ranch hands and Ernest as one of the hands. Later in the 1930's Ruth and Ernest purchased a farm west of Manti raising beets, peas, hay, grain, and cattle. Of their six children, three survived. They assisted in raising two step-daughters. "Unable to forego a further education, Ruth returned to the Sterling School in 1943 and received her degree from Utah State in 1961 in Elementary Education and Library Science. She was also associated with the library in the Manti High School, as well as the Elementary School Library. "In her earliest years Ruth was well acquainted with the much older residents who remained into pioneer days. Her interest in the history of her native hearth stemmed from her intimate knowledge of many of the details towards which she developed a sensitivity." --Albert Antrei. Lillian H. Fox remembers: "1 have been asked to give an account of Ruth's contributions to 41
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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 326182
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326182