A Forgotten Legacy

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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
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Title A Forgotten Legacy
Description feet long and a foot wide, but all sizes were used The rocks were held together by a sort of mortar made of clay and straw (later they had mortar made of cement, or lime and sand with water). This barn is as tail as a two-story house The walls above the rock (still in the Scandinavian tradition) are made of vertical slabs of milled lumber of different lengths, some as long as ten to twelve feet, the top plank laid over the plank below. Posts of large cedar trees supported the walls and roof The roof was probably covered by sagebrush or straw in the beginning, but later a former resident remembers shingles on the roof An oil painting, made from a photograph taken in 1989, shows a tin roof with a rust spot on the northeast corner The Mailings have made many improvements since purchasing the property, and this old barn will be a usable structure again. Vemon Carlson, a grandson of John R Ruesch, remembers many happy hours playing in this bam in the early 1930's. He said, "The west side contained stalls where four cows could be fed and milked North of the stalls was an area where the cows could lie down and a large window used to clean out the bam. About two-thirds of the east side was used for hay storage. There was a loft above the portion over the stalls for straw and other items of storage There was a large hay fork mounted near the very top which could be let down through a window to unload hay from a wagon. I remember Uncle Ed Tooth would always haul our hay in. He would unhitch one of his horses to operate the hay fork. The barn was often filled with hay in the summer to last through the winter. It was great fun playing on top of the hay and sliding all the way to the bottom, but I suppose mother disliked us kids coming in the house with hay leaves all through our clothes There was always a large rope hanging from the large pole rafter from which we could swing. We could swing from the loft all the way across the barn and if there was still hay down low it was fun to drop into it." 69
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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 326358
Reference URL