Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Remembering My Parents with Love and Appreciation
Description REMEMBERING MY PARENTS WITH LOVE AND APPRECIATION Jessie Oldroyd Senior Honorable Mention Short Story At one of our family reunions which included the children. I asked the question How many of you know what a dugout is?" Immediately hands went up "Matthew, would you like to tell us?" His eyes were twinkling with excitement "A dugout is the place where the ball players sit" True, to children of today, dugouts are just that This was a good time to tell both children and adults about our Pioneers, and especially about our parents who are their grandparents and great-great grandparents. I showed them a map of Utah, and we talked about places and distances and years ago. President Brigham Young often called the people to explore other parts of the state or territory At one time, the men traveled south, they came upon a small cove with two cool, clear streams sending a large stream of water to the valley below They saw wonderful possibilities for irrigation and power and reported this to President Young It was soon decided to start a settlement there The men returned to Salt Lake for their families This area was in the central part of the state and would later become Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah The first families were Joseph Wall and Thomas Bell, and there were two names you will recognize Archibald T Oldroyd and Peter M Oldroyd Of course, there were several other families, too This was in the year 1864 Long time ago, wasn't it? The exact date was January 11, 1864, making Glenwood the oldest settlement in Sevier Valley The settlement was founded in the spring under the direction of Robert W. Glenn and was called Glenn's Cove or Coe The first work was to provide shelters, which were dugouts These were dug into the side of a big wash that ran through the new settlement Of course, they were like fairly big holes dug into the earth floor, sides, lop. all of dirt Later, more permanent shelters were built, still like cellars with rock walls and roofs made of logs and covered with willows, grass and dirt The dugouts were a necessity and proved to be of great value, for there was danger al! around I'm sure you can all guess what that was Indians' The dugouts gave the people some protection, and also from the weather More families moved in, and the first meeting recorded was held June 5. 1864 Another meeting was held on July 17, 1864 where Elder Peter Oldroyd was appointed as a delegate to attend a convention Of course, there were many others holding offices, but it is interesting to know something of our own early relatives at that time 29
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326305
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