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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 Andrew
Description spending four days and nights crossing the North Sea, then traveling again by train to Liverpool to begin the final leg of their journey Andrew and his companions were elated when, before their ship sailed, Apostle Franklin D. Richards came on board to bid them farewell and give them encouragement Their company consisted of 508 persons, 437 of whom were Scandinavians. Soon all sight of land was lost Andrew found the voyage quite unpleasant as their ship wasn't equipped for so many people. Tiers of bunks lined the sides of their allotted space. Boxes were placed in the center to sit on, the passengers also being compelled to eat off the boxes. Beginning on December 19 and continuing for several weeks, terrible storms battered their ship. The captain became so distraught that he forbade any singing or praying on the vessel, but this didn't stop the Saints from fasting and praying silently Rations were coarse and simple, water ran low because of the length of the journey Six adults and about fifty children died, the children mainly from measles, and were buried at sea. Eleven seasick weeks later, they arrived in New York, their lack of English-speaking skills making things quite difficult. Andrew worked on a steamboat at $2 50/day. later farmed at $15/month, until the first of June when President Peterson again gathered the company together to sail on a steamboat to Winter Quarters. About three weeks later, they were prepared to continue west, their outfit consisting of sixty wagons with two yoke of oxen and six to ten persons per wagon. During the first days of their trek to Salt Lake, the unseasoned travelers learned how to handle their oxen, many of which weren't used to pulling such heavy loads Their route took them through the unsettled west, across Indian lands and prairies where great herds of buffalo grazed. They once witnessed a stampede in which some of their wagons were damaged, one man 83
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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 326384
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