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Wieners and Sauerkraut - Statehood at Last

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
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 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Wieners and Sauerkraut - Statehood at Last
Description Wieners and Sauerkraut Robert L. Jensen Senior First Place Anecdote The pea factory at Manti was always a bee-hive of activity during the canning season each year. Work continued round-the-clock, and many people learned what it was like to work the "swing and graveyard" shifts at the cannery. On one such shift, the crew working the blanchers conceived an idea that would provide a hot lunch rather than the usual cold sandwiches. A gallon can was filled with wieners and sauerkraut, sealed and placed in the cookers with dozens of other gallon cans of peas. Our can was well marked or so we thought! When cooking was completed, the huge cookers were opened and to our astonishment our dinner had vanished. Every single can looked exactly alike. Frantically we searched. Was it the first can on the top row or was it the second can in the middle row? We simply didn't know. Finally. In despair, we were forced to admit that our hot dinner was lost In the maze of cans. Needless to say the incident was not reported to management. Eventually our can was labeled as peas just like all the others and shipped to who knows where! But when the can was opened by that cook preparing school lunch in Houston, Texas or by the chef in a restaurant in Chicago, I'll bet we would have heard "The rest of the story." Documentation: Personal experience of the author. Statehood at Last, January 6, 1896 Excerpts from the Diary of Kate Marquardson, My Mother Virginia K. Nielson Senior Second Place Anecdote [A First Person Account That Reflects the Joyous Sentiments of the Pioneers on Statehood] December 27, 1895 There has been a dance nearly every evening since Xmas and will continue til {until] 6th of Jan.-the greatest day in the history of Utah." 3
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326656
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326656