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Jesse's Bus

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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 image/jpeg
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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Title Jesse's Bus
Description bishop, a lumber magnate, a philosopher and an accomplished and rapidly fluent conversationalist, he is also a talented musician, gifted with a silver voice, a most soothing whistle and I'm told a pair of pianist hands." "Jesse converted a second-hand hearse to a feeder-line bus " At times the bus was a bit balky with a number of means being used to get the bus started on a cold morning Once, only once, a fire was started near the engine to warm it up. Many mornings the bus was brought to life by a passing farmer with a team, a double tree, and a heavy logging chain. " On April 1, 1949, students missed the first two classes as the bus ran out of gas. It was treated as an April Fool's joke. On several occasions boys climbed out of the bus to push it up a hill, but somehow the students got to school safely and on time One student recalls a time when the busload was returning home from Ephraim. The bus stopped in Pigeon Hollow, and no amount of coaxing or fuming would persuade it to proceed. It was a cold day, so some of the boys pulled boards from fences nearby and made a lively bonfire Students climbed out of the bus and danced around the bonfire to get warm while some went for help. Jesse was accommodating when it came to getting students to extra activities like dances, ball games, and Maple Canyon hikes. One student recalls being taken rabbit hunting on the bus out in the fields. There were many shady picnic spots south of Spring City. One day the girls on the bus all brought picnics, and persuaded the bus driver to let them off near a pretty grove of trees. Here they enjoyed their picnic and walked back into Spring City where a brother of one of the girls took them home. Good friends were made and many interesting experiences went on in the bus Quartets were formed and singing sessions enjoyed. Jesse liked to sing "Popeye the Sailor Man," embellishing it with pressing down on the horn at the right time. "Walking My 138
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Identifier 148_Jesse's Bus.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326432
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326432