Henry and others taking mutton to Dixie. Henrietta and Ann, household chores. Making silk. Letter from Henry Lunt to daughter, Hen~.irtti~. ll'illard on mission. Sheep dipping corrals. Rass's pet ewe. Typhoid epidemic and new water system. First Cedar City paper, "The Iron County News." First telephone Co. Jones Brothers build on Main Street. Jones Furniture Store. Picture of home.
In 1897 on Sept. 14, another baby boy was born to Lehi and Henrietta. They named him William Lunt Jones. Before Will was a year old his oldest brother, Willard, received his endowments and left on an L.D.S. Mission to Germany, in July of 1898. This was thesummer that Kumen and Henry hauled lumher for the B.K.S. on the long summer days. Summer in Dixie presented a real problem because of the hot climate, sometimes reachins well over 110 degrees. Fresh meat could not be kept unless it was in the pot before the animal heat had gone out of it. Dixie people Maerevery often poorly fed. One resident said, "fruit and sour milk was our diet.The milk was hesinning to sour before it had been milked an hour and meat was almost out of the question, except very rarely. Most of the children looked underfed and grownups tired easily. There was no ice or other method that we knew of for cooking or keeping foods from one meal tb the next."' The summer that Henry was 17 years old ( 1899), Lehi sent him on a horse with a pack mule, up to the sheepherd which was located on the Condie place in the 3-Creeks area. Henry's purpose in going to the herd was to get some mutton to take to Dixie to trade for fruit. Henry left Cedar City at about sundown. When he reached the top of the mountain a full moon was just coming up. He rode through Walt's Flat and