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
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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 weren't aware of this till the earth caved in, resulting in a gaping hole in the ground, the swing was immediately removed. In Mother's back yard now there are still some Italian prune and some early apple trees. Sometimes we pick a few to make sauce or uncooked jams, but usually she gives the fruits away. When I was young, I prized the blue plum jams Mother made from the fruit of the tree at the back of the lot, my children remember the tree house they built in the tree. The tree finally died, probably the result of being too full of nails and nail holes which invited insect occupants.4 Trees were often planted as memorials. Following World War I, three blue spruces were planted on the lawn of the library in honor of the three soldiers from Mt. Pleasant who died while serving their country overseas Today few people know their history or why they stand, lonely sentinels of a nearly forgotten era. Mother remembers one Arbor Day when her father took his two youngest daughters, Louise and Winnie, across the road from their homestead and helped each girl plant a tree in honor of the day and of their people. Nearly eighty years later we took a picture of Mother in front of the then-towering trees. They, too, are gone. When irrigation ditches were removed several years ago, easily accessible water for them was no longer available, and they perished. In about 1886 the city placed a timber fence around the cemetery The following spring shade trees were planted in the cemetery. In the late 1930s-early 1940s the cemetery was renovated, the stream running through it was moved into another channel, and a rock fence was built around the sides. Companion trees were planted along the cemetery roads In the cemetery itself some trees have been planted as living memorials. 49
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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 326501
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