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The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On
Description on the trail. The only tools they had to work with were shovels, axes, hammers, crowbars, and grubbing hoes. Those who chose to travel through Salina Canyon found the inclines to be safer, but required twenty-one days to make the trip. My father had three half-brothers who moved with their families into Emery County. Their mother, Sophia Hansen, being a very stern and determined woman, told them that they could not move into such a barren wasteland. They honored her wishes until she passed away in 1899, then they moved on When their father visited with them, he was told of their poverty and hardships, but he was also nourished with tales of success and happiness punctuated with fun and laughter. In her book Perron Creek, copyright 1989, Wanda Snow Peterson gives us insights into the early days in Castle Valley. Her stories are something like this: In earlier days the families in Emery County gathered at evenings and laughed until their sides ached as they spun tales of their growing-up years. They could mimic the broken English of immigrants in tone and pitch, but never a word was said in derision or scorn. The jokes they told were kind, showing an understanding of the foibles of human nature, the easily made comical renderings of English from people learning a new language. When Brigham Young died, the people asked whether he had been called home for his reward or if he was being chasttised for having sent poor people to settle a barren land such as Emery County. Mrs. Peterson also tells how Ferron got it's name The summer of 1870 was hot and dry when Augustus David Ferron led his government surveying crew into Castle Valley. They paused on the bank of a large stream where Augustus flung himself onto the bank and sank his mouth into the cool water. Then two of his party sneaked up behind him and lifting his feet shoved his head into the stream. 93
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Identifier 103_The Old Wagon Wheels Rolled On.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326629
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326629