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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
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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 the Saga of the Sanpitch and also to the Bell Tower project in Manti. In both of these projects, Ruth has donated her time, energy, money and expertise, expecting nothing in return except the privilege to serve her fellow men. "Ruth began her work with the Saga of the Sanpitch in ] 974 when she accepted the chairmanship following Linnie Findlay. Linnie initiated this program and had been the chairman for the first five years. "Ruth assumed the responsibility and was the chairman for Volumes 6, 7, and 8. in1977 she retired as chairman to assist Albert Antrei in the publishing The Other 49ers. Then Ruth again joined the Saga Committee and helped as Co-Chairman for the next five yean (1983-1988). Not only did she help with the publication of the yearly volumes, but over the years she contributed twenty-eight essays, stories, anecdotes and many pictures to the collections. Ruth also helped and encouraged many writers to submit their work. She is very knowledgeable about local history. "Ruth discovered the Old pioneer school bell in the basement of the Manti Elementary School. To her, this 100-year-old bell was a cherished relic. Ruth went ahead on her own seeking help and financial donations to build a tower for this 28 inch 500 pound bell. On November 21, 1989, this bell tower was in place near the new Elementary School Building and was dedicated at a public gathering. Today, its deep melodious tones delight the children when it rings twelve times each noon, the bell and its story reminds the children of their local history and unique heritage." -Lillian H. Fox. Lucien Petersens tribute to Ruth: "In die old rock school house in Sterling I attended with my sister Margie. 1 met Miss Davenport. I was so impressed 1 could hardly wait to start school. She was never my teacher, but has been my good friend for over fifty years. She has certainly left her mark on Sterling." -Lucien Petersen. Ruth Davenport Scow will be remembered in Sanpete for the historical knowledge she helped bring together and her ability to teach and pass it on to future generations. She has taught in my life three generations, being an example of how people can make a difference. 42
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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 326183
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326183