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
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Title Trees, a Pioneer Legacy
Description bushes Often fruit was produced in such abundance that, after canning and drying enough for family needs when winter winds howled around their home, she could supplement the family income by selling or trading some of their yield. All this didn't just happen. Grandma, through perseverance and hard work, painfully coaxed her trees and bushes to grow. When her day's labors were 6nished, she carried water in buckets--from a stream two blocks away-to the young plants, as irrigation turns only came every eighteen days. Never was a drop of water wasted; her dish- and wash-water was also carried to the thirsty trees. She poured soapy water over the leaves to control insect populations. This was her home, her trees must live. After Grandma moved from the farm into a small house at the corner of First West and Second North, she again had a large lot on which she grew blue plums, greengages, apricots, apples, and peaches-along with gooseberries, currants, and raspberries. She had a vegetable garden, much larger than neccessary for her own meager needs, the bounty she shared with family and friends. Her son-in-law was fond of horseradish, which she willingly prepared for him. Grandma loved beauty. At both homes she planted and nurtured beautiful arrays of flowers-among them daffodils, dahlias, canna lilies, glads, cosmos, golden glow and goldenrod. In her in-town lawn grew tiny wild daisies. There she also had pine trees and catalpas- and her fruit trees. She never lost her zest for raising fruits and vegetables, for growing gardens-both vegetable and flowers. She savored the beauty and the plenty they provided. When the pioneers, again under the auspices of Brigham Young, experimented with raising silk worms throughout the state of Utah, Mt. Pleasant was chosen as one of the sites for the project. I remember going to and from school, often crossing to the north side of Main Street so I could munch on a few mulberries picked 47
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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 326499
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