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My Grandfather, Stemboat Olsen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title My Grandfather, Stemboat Olsen
Description together in Anton's office in came an engineer and shipbuilder by the name of Hall He is a man of prominence in Moss whom 1 had aimed to see in relation to my inventions He seemed to be very interested in the machine and offered to come back for a more thorough examination of its details No further entries were made on this subject, but it is not difficult to imagine the conversations that ensued The impracticality of "the machine" which, in essence, was a futile reach for perpetual motion, would have been apparent to his brother and his engineers They made no commitment to assist in its further development, nor did they show any interest in building a ship featuring his design concepts Andreas (Steamboat) Olson Andreas (Steamboat) Olson Grandfather spoke of his joy in being reunited with his relatives and in finding that lime had apparently healed the rift created by his diversion and departure for America His visit was marred by the death of a younger sister and an older brother while he was there In April 1916. after attending his brother's funeral, he returned home Upon his return he spoke enthusiastically about being reunited with relatives, but he rarely spoke of his ship or of his "machine " His dream had apparently died while he was in Norway, but the man himself survived for nearly three more years After a series of heart attacks, he passed away at the age of 78-the day after Christmas" in that year of the great flu epidemic Most of that year, large gatherings had been prohibited as a public health measure His was one of the first public funerals(5) He was laid to rest in a casket he had made himself and was transported to (he cemetery in one of his own glass-enclosed, hand-crafted carriages Today there is no physical evidence left of his home or his shop, and the only remaining evidence of his dream is the set of drawings at the Church Historical Museum(9) His home was demolished to make room for the home economics building, but now, even it has been replaced by a playground and parking lot His shop was 22
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326288
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326288