Let's Take a Ride

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
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 326649
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Title Let's Take a Ride
Description Manti was the halfway mark between Salt Lake City and Marysvale (Marysvale became the end of the line when the track was completed) The train stopped in Manti twice daily, and this stop became known as the place for refreshments - especially at the "Eating House," a big home across the tracks west of the depot building. In the early 1900's. the "Eating House" was run by the Moffitt family and provided much needed employment for young men and women after 1890 and well into the next century With the advent of the railroad, a new industry was born in Manti. A conveyance known as the "hack" was used to haul passengers and freight from the railroad depot to the hotels, as well as numerous merchandising establishment. Luther T. Tuttle was a moving force in the advancement of a better life for the early citizens of Manti He was one of the people responsible for establishing the Manti City Savings Bank, incorported in 1890. Tuttle and Company owned the Tuttle Hotel as well as several other types of business. Needless to say, Mr Tuttle owned a hack, in fact, he owned more than one. About 1911, when Ed Tooth was 19, Mr Tuttle hired him to drive his hacks. There was a serviceable one to haul freight and a "fancy hack" that Ed described as being comparable to the "surrey with the fringe on top." This was the hack Ed took to the depot to meet passengers. Many salesmen, or "drummers," as they were called in those days, came to town on the train each day Also, many Temple workers came to Manti to stay for weeks at a time and needed transportation to their destinations. The hacks were busy each day when the trains went through Manti, There were many passengers and a great deal of freight to be delivered In the fail, at election time each year. Mr Tuttle would have Ed drive around town with the fancy hack and pick up anyone who wanted 33
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326586
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