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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 Scandinavian
Description They had to wait weeks at the congregating place on the Mississippi. due to the fact that the wagon train was waiting for returning missionaries. By the time all was ready. Father did not have money for two oxen. They joined another family and Father's chore was to help drive. The owner's family had preference riding in the wagon. When it rained. Mother rode as well, but the girls walked. They walked almost the entire way to the Salt Lake Valley. Ruth wrote about the trip, but never dwelt on the 'hardships " She told, about funny things, like the brother who heard a noise and called. "Come out, or I'll shoots?"-three times There was no answer, so he shot It was only the breeze in the trees And when there was a storm one night, the tent fell down and scared them I believe the teen-agers thought this was a "big long camp out." The wagon train consisted of sixty wagons: those in ten wagons spoke English All the other wagons were filled with Scandinavians The older hoys carried the girls piggy-back across the river Back and forth across the Platte went the wagon train Forth and back went the girls riding on the boys' backs When I was fourteen years old. 1 would have liked to do this. Wouldn't you? I'm sure the boys liked it, too. When the wagons arrived in the valley, most of the English speaking stayed in Salt Lake City, where there was already an established colony Many of the Scandinavians were sent to "Sanpitch" County to help Indians were still raiding the families there 45
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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 326617
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