A Grand Daughter Remembers

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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
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Title A Grand Daughter Remembers
Description lived in that home for the rest of their lives. Six more children were welcomed into the family. In 1889 John purchased the entire flock of 190 head of purebred Rambouillet from Andrew A. Bates of Ohio, a noted breeder. He imported Rambouillet directly from France several times and developed the flock into the best meat and wool sheep ever produced. John Seely, who had started his herd with nothing but faith, had one of the largest herds of registered Rambouillet sheep in the world. He was known throughout the world for his fair dealing and his keen sense of quality. His knowledge of sheep breeding was recognized wherever sheep men gathered. Sheep were exported to Russia. Japan. Argentina, Mexico besides being sold in the United States and Canada. The crowning point of his breeding fame came in 1918, when he sold a prize Rambouillet ram at a sale in Salt Lake City for the fabulous price of $6200.00, the highest price ever given for a ram at a public sale up to that time. Mr. C. W. Stillman of Sigurd. Utah, bought the ram, which became known as "Old 62." Unfortunately, within two years, the breeder, the buyer, and the ram were all dead. John Seely was also noted for his Shorthorn cattle. He never lost sight of the constant betterment of his Shorthorn herd. He also had choice French Draft horses, Percheron horses and Berkshire hogs. John was an organized man. He was loving and kind. He respected his children as individuals. He had a gentle temperament. He was loving and gentle with his beloved Maggie. Many employees and friends called him "Uncle John." He never learned to drive a car. He told Will Clos. his Secretary, that way he would never have to go alone. I recall he always carried "XXX" mints in his pocket He always carried a leather satchel. We grandchildren all knew that when he returned home from a trip, his satchel would be filled with small boxes of Poll Parrot Stick Candies. All flavors. Many a winter evening we were invited to his gracious home. He had received a huge barrel of pecan nuts from a friend in Texas. He hand cracked those delicious nuts for us until we could not handle one more. We surely loved our dear grandparents. 97
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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