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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
Format image/png
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
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Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
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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 110
Description A Baket of Chips when my father was plowing the corn he put me on the mule's back with a switch to urge him along. I found it great amuse- ment to tickle his ears with the switch. He stood it for some time but finally revolted. Stopping suddenly in his tracks he began to shake until he had removed me as he would a horse fly. I picked myself up to the great amusement of my father. The mule's ears were safe from that time. At about this period Father bought from an eastern nursery, five young English walnut trees. Under good care three of them grew and after years of struggle they finally became acclimated to this part of the country. From those three trees thousands have been grown and distributed throughout this state and others. The nuts mature well and for thirty years these trees have born nuts without missing once. The largest tree now measures nearly sixty feet in diameter where the foliage spreads the widest. My father was also instrumental in improving the standard of countrv schools. A branch of the Congregational church schools called the "New West" was opened there with two ex- cellent teachers? ' He was the first to plant shade trees by the sidewalk and to indicate the walk by hauling gravel for that purpose. He did very well with his farm, garden, and little store, which Mother tended during his absence. About this time the Cooperative system began with branches in every town? His 14 "New West" started in Lehi in 1880, and the first four pupils included J. T's sisters Lilley and Rose. Another sister, Maude, started to school there in September of 1700. Gardner, Lehi, 257-58 and Harwood, "Autobiography," 38-37. 15 In the 1860s each Mormon village or settlement "was asked [by the L. D. S. Church] to establish, under the managership of its bishop, a cooperative store that handled all commodities at retail." Harwood's father, a non-Mormon, was a store keeper in competition with the L. D. S. co-op store in Lehi. This all happened before the establishment of the Mormon United Order in 187d, where the Mormons deeded over all their property to the church and adopted communal lifestyles in varying degrees. Arrington and Bitton, NOWZOE Experience, 126. For a study of this economic venture, see Leonard J. Arrington, Feramorz Y. Fox, and Dean L. May, Building the City of God: Community nnd Cooper&on Among the Ic10~2o~ (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1976). 110
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327590