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 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 Jesse's Bus
Description Baby Back Home," was an appropriate song at one time as the bus stalled and it was either wait or walk so the students walked. At another time, a group of girls got left in Ephraim and walked a ways before getting picked up and taken home. Two girls from Manti walked home one afternoon" "just to see if they could." Mostly, the students just enjoyed the ride, visiting, once in a while turning to the books,". reading shorthand aloud." A lot of eating went on in the bus: pickle sandwiches, soda crackers. Some were so attached to the bus they spent their lunch hour there rather than using the lunch rooms provided by the college. It is not uncommon now to see deer eating the grass along the highway, but in 1931 deer were an uncommon sight so attracted attention if any were seen. The Snowdrift that year stated, "These spring days have yielded all the way from 3 to 12 deer for observation, admiration, love (if you please) from the students riding the bus from the north." A diversion for the Manti bus riders indicated that one day the bus reached a speed of 50 miles per hour in a race with a '49 Buick. Apparently the bus did not always sport the drab black color. In 1948 it was reporte that "the most colorful, surest sign of fall was the little orange bus scurrying along between Manti and Ephraim." Boarders and Batchers at Snow College may have had some advantages, but most of those who rode Jesse's bus would agree that it was one of the great experiences of their lives. Lifetime friendships were formed, some resulting in marriage. In spite of the draft from broken windows, too much heat from pipes along the floor edge, and frequent breakdowns, it was a treasured experience, "an ideal setup in which to get an education and a college education."
Format application/pdf
Identifier 149_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 326433
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