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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 055
Description Career, Rommzce, and Family figured with me also in many adventures, mostly in hunting and trapping. There was a good sale for pelts and I did some musk- rat, mink and poll cat [pole-cat]"" trapping at times when there was not much doing at the shop, generally during fall and early winter. My grandfather trained one of his oxen to hunt the small game, ducks, geese, and so forth. The old ox would graze along slowly encircling a flock of geese that were feeding on the stubble. He would be guided by the call of "ge" or "haw" and the call of "whoa" to stop. When near enough, grandfather would make ready, put the gun across the back of the ox and fire one barrel and then as the game arose in flight, the other barrel was fired. Always a goodly number of geese were left behind. He would tie their heads together in pairs and hang them over the back of the ox. It was not an uncommon sight to see him returning from the fields, loaded down with game. But the old ox went once too often. One morning as they were approaching some geese the gun went off by accident and killed him. I began training my little horse to hunt, and through his help I gained somewhat but it was not altogether a success. I had to teach him to go in front of me and I would try to keep my legs in step with his front legs as much as possible, as wild game are very familiar with animals grazing around. But the moment they see a horse with, apparently six legs, off they will go. Another trouble I had was to get him to close in on circling the game, but I made him understand what I wanted by crowd- ing over my shoulder. I used a strap to drive him with and kept a secure hold of it, but as soon as I had him fairly near to them, he became nervous, knowing that he would soon hear the report of the gun, which was not pleasant. His nervousness was soon transmitted to the game and off they would go before I was within good range. This did not always happen and I would get one or two. Sometimes he would take it into his head that 50 A pole-cat, in this country, is a skunk. In Europe, this term is used for a type of wild ferret that preys on poultry (i.e., a poultry cat). 55
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327535
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327535