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Princess

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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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Title Princess
Description he named Chub and Dora to use as his team, and he retired Princess to be the extra horse and to be his riding horse. Years passed and my sisters and I married and had families, and we came back home each summer for a visit. At one point, my father said he was selling the farm land and the animals, but he would keep the north pasture for Princess. He said he would never sell her, that they would never use his horse for horsehide coats or send her to the glue factory. Never, never. He took her to the north field pasture where each day he would drive his car out to see how she was. He would take water for her if the creek was dry. One day he went out to the pasture and looked to the willows where she stood most of the time and she was down. He rushed to her side and found she was dead. She had died during the night. He stood by her and said, "Sometimes I thought you would be the death of me and that I would go first." It was morning and he went back to the car for his shovel and began to dig a grave and to bury her. He had to hurry before the men who scanned the fields each day would see her. They were paid to pick up dead animals. They would also sell them to the hide company, so he had to work fast to get it done. He started digging right alongside her backbone so when the grave was opened he could take her legs and turn her into the grave and then cover her up with plenty of dirt so the coyotes couldn't dig her up. He began to dig, dig, and dig more and rest a bit for a drink of water. My mother told us that when he didn't come home for lunch, she did not worry, but when dinnertime and then sundown came and he didn't return, she began to worry. Could it be that Princess has died and he is giving her a good burial? She thought to herself that he must be digging her a grave and it will be a big job to dig a hole big enough to bury a horse and that the sun had baked the earth and she was sure it would be very difficult to dig. She 14
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Identifier 024_Princess.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326471
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326471