They Didn't Believe Me

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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 They Didn't Believe Me
Description go to Mt. Pleasant, their home, and we would stop in Moroni to visit my husband's parents as well. The boy told me that he had graduated from BYU and then had taught English in North Sanpete High School He told me his name was Thomas Doxey. He then asked me if I had a chance to read the History of Mt. Pleasant by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf. She used her father's journal for the information. He said he had helped Hilda with the research and getting it all together in proper English and to proofread for her. He worked with her at night for the three years that he was there. He told me he was then drafted into the army. My parents were there to meet us at the depot. As we were riding home, I told them about the young man I had met on the train. He had said that he helped write the History of Mt. Pleasant. I asked them if they had bought one, and Mother said she had. When we reached the house, 1 looked at her book and, sure enough, Thomas Doxey was named in the credits. I looked through the book and said I wanted to buy one. This unusual meeting was too much for family and friends to believe. As 1 told each one about talking to the young man on the train trip to Utah, they couldn't believe me. I received similar responses from my husband and friends in Cheyenne when 1 told them about the book and the young man. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. They didn't believe me. Out of those thousands of young service men who were sent by trains to their destinations. Many times I have made an effort to locate him, but he may have lost his life in the war. I would like to have been able to tell him that I have the "book" and that I love telling people this unbelievable story. They didn't believe me, but he would, I know. 32
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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 326493
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