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Wise (2009) commented on why high school has been left out of the literacy debate: the policymakers under No Child Left Behind only focused on the elementary levels because the severity of struggling readers in the upper levels was not...
Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Swasey Family; Swasey, Sid; Seely, Montell
Charley bet his brother Sid his herd of cattle that his horse couldn't jump the chasm. So Sid made the jump on his horse Socks and won the cattle. Because it is the narrowest place across the Black Box Canyon, sheep herders later put a wagon bed...
from Levan, Tene Christiansen, daughter of Ras Christiansen. Mrs. James knew the family of Christiansens very well. A brother of Tene's was said to be a companion bandit of McCarty's. His bandit name was Mat Warner. McCarty, Mrs. James says, was...
Glen Canyon (Utah and Ariz.); Rafting (Sports)--Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
light red limestone which we saw for the remainder of the trip. The walls of the canyon were lower, but no less rugged than they had been previously; and our experienced eyes could now more quickly sight the tell-tale talus of an abandoned mine. We...
M y Great Ambition
paper written for a freshman college class
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH DECEMBER 18,1924
I was a very young boy when I first began to think of what I wanted to become. My mind was very unsettled. When I attended the County Fair and saw...
Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Seely, Montell; Swasey Family; Sid's Leap
Montell Seely and his daughter Fawn are examining Sid's Leap.The San Rafael Swell is filled with legends of the Swasey Brothers, Charley, Sid, Rod and Joe, who were early ranchers on the Swell. Royal Swasey, son of Joe, tells the story, "One day...
New Year Resolutions
I hereby resolve that in the year 1916 I vyill attend lTIy classes once
a week at least.-Junior McConnell.
I hereby resolve that on lTIy next trip to Circleville I will materialize
my ends.--Hunter I ...unt.
Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Swasey Family; Sid's Leap
Probably the most famous stories regarding the Swaseys and their horses was a time when Charlie wagered a herd of cattle with his brother Sid, that Sid's horse "Socks" could not jump a deep, narrow gorge called the Black Box. The walls of rock are...
Sun. February 9, 1908: Cloudy I got home a little before noon Marilla’s baby died about 9 pm Mon. 10: Snowing Several of us [young] folks sat up with the corps last night. Funeral pm. Tues. 11: Cold Snowing. We went to town to band practice. ...
The cute bunch of greenlings of last year are ripening into a great and
seem to be very promising. The officers have really done their part in inject-ing
pep and personality into class members. Kent Dover, President, was
assisted by Carol Sargent,...
Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Swasey Family; Sid's Leap; Geology; Black Box Canyon
The is a view of Sid's Leap from a different angle. This deep gorge is known as The Black Box Canyon showing the area where tradition says Sid Swasey lept with his horse across this deep canyon. The narrowest point is 16 feet across and about an 80...
When Policemen at the B. A. C. Had a Busy Day
Mona Urie, Ex-Mayor.
Jack Jones, Mayor
Karl Gardner, a Policeman.
Bill Tucker, Cupid's Cigar...