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Wilford Wintch, A Modern Pioneer

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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
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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 Wilford Wintch, A Modern Pioneer
Description All dated excerpts are taken from Minutes of the Manti Telephone Company 1907 . in the possession of Morlin Cox. Experiences remembered by towns people who lived in Manti during the years of "Central " Many more could be told WILFORD WINTCH. A MODERN PIONEER Helen Wintch Tripp Non Professional Second Place Historical Essay Always ready ways of doing things, "modem pioneer" He was the first cooperate with Utah Start causes and prevention of poisoning in sheep and was recognized too for hi; especially in reseeding, water on his ranches, and upgrade the quality of his inventions that saved his new and seemingly better Wilford Wintch was truly a Utah livestock man to University in identifying the "big head" and halogeton brisket disease in cattle He work in range management fencing, the distribution of for his continuing efforts to livestock One of Wilford's sheep from the late spring seemed to follow shearing, he would erect around his sheep to shield them from the cold It would loosely bunch the sheep together close enough to keep them warm but loose enough to avoid trampling For these accomplishments, Wilford was awarded the first Top Rancher Award given by Utah Stale University For the advancements he made in raising purebred hereford cattle, Wilford was honored by the Western Livestock Journal as "Cattleman of the Month " Mr Wintch's interests were no! limited to just ranching and farming He served as Vice President of the Gunnison Sugar Factory' and a director of the Utah Wool Growers for many years. He served on the Manti City Council and helped organize and bring the Boy Scouts of America to Manti Wilford was born in Manti, Utah. on the l3th of May 1884 At the time of his birth, large sections of the western United States were still officially classified as "frontier" by the United States Government, a classification they retained until 1890 Wild Apache Indians led by Geronimo were then raiding an both sides of U. S border Wilford was six years old when Sitting Bull was killed "resisting arrest" in 1890 and 16 years old when Washakie, the principal chief of the Shoshoni Indians, died He was 24 years old when Pat Garrett, the sheriff who killed "Billy the Kid" was himself shot by unknown assailants in New Mexico 48
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326332
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326332