A slide presentation was put together by Emery County on the Swasey History on the San Rafael Swell. This is Slide #27. "The horses were traded all over the region for cash or another horse and whatever a farmer could come up with "to boot" up what he could give for payment. The term "To boot" came from the days of bartering. At the end of a trading trip, old nags were trailed off for food at the fish hatchery in Sevier County." Monte Swasey said they would then have made the cash they were paid by the buyers, and the "boot" they were paid as trade, and the cash the fish hatchery would pay them for the old horses.So that is how they made their living.
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