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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Description The man had the reins tied together, resting on his shoulders and on the back of his neck. His directions to the team must, for the most part, be verbal, his hands firmly holding the wooden handles that extended up from the scraper blade. He must counterbalance the power of the team pulling against the scraper blade. Sometimes he would have to use the weight of his entire body pushing down with legs and stomach against the device to hold the blade down. Every jerk, every snag of the blade was felt through his entire body. So many of those men suffered back, leg, and hernia injuries. Yet on they went, building the roads, leveling land, gouging out ponds, digging out footings for houses, and leveling building lots. The old photograph in the Malt Shop does not show the sweat, the bruises, the physical strain or pain sacrificed by these pioneers. The sweat and blood from numerous wounds was spilled on the earth to be swallowed up by the earth. Let us remember the human sacrifices, and the old folks, twisted and bent and fragile, who made those sacrifices. SCARY SCARY Shirley R. Burnside Non Professional Second Place Anecdote One late fall night as a girl about fifteen years old, I stood alone on the road and watched the empty school bus roar out of sight. Being afraid of the dark, the half-mile to get home looked very far away. I started walking down Beck's Lane in Chester when a shiver went through me; I heard sounds. I stopped and listened. It was many voices, moaning, groaning, and wailing. I had a blanket 36
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326346
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326346