Trees, a Pioneer Legacy

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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 Trees, a Pioneer Legacy
Description some workmen by the tree. Realizing they were cutting it down, she ran from the house, protesting that this landmark should be protected, not destroyed. But she was too late as they had altready made deep cuts into the trunk, from which the tree could not recover. This living monument to pioneer men and women was forever lost as the tree was felled to "make way for progress." Its demise saddened those who knew its history, who had played on and under it, who had oft gazed upon its beauty and remembered its regal past. This-and many other trees-formed a large part of our legacy from our Pioneer forefathers. My grandparents homesteaded just north of the Mt. Pleasant city limits. Grubbing the taller-than-man-sized sagebrush, a little at a time, and hauling away rocks, some so huge they had to be dynamited before they could be removed from the farm, Louise F. Seely, with tree she planted with her sister. little by little they cajoled the virgin land to be productive. On this bit of ground they built a one-room house-later adding rooms and "modernizing" their home. Grandma loved working outside-until her death at the age of 82-so as soon as their front yard was cleared of rocks and brush and the necessary ditches dug to carry water, she planted trees: lombary poplar, pear, blue plum and sweet prunes for jam and drying, and apple-coddling, early harvest, porter, sweet boughs, red astrachan, and greenings. Soon her trees provided apples from early summer through late fall and on into winter, extra fruits stored in the cool cellar. Later Grandma added gooseberry and currant 46
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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 326498
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