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At Lee's Ferry on the Colorado River, the water was

high and they were forced is hard to visualize this

to camp there for six weeks.

It

when

you

visit

there

now,

because

the water level is controlled is not hard to understand the

by the Lake Powell Dam, but desolate feeling they must

it

have

had.

Grandma

often

talked

about

how

her

two

little

boys

would cling All she had

pork.

When

to her apron and cry because they were hungry. to give them to chew on were thin slices of salt they could finally cross on the ferry, she had

to drive the wagon up the men supported the

the treacherous Lee's Backbone while

wagon

with

ropes

and

poles.

She

never

forget that long as she

terrible lived.

climb

up

the

steep,

narrow

dug-way

as

In a shelter made with wagon covers wrapped around four posts, their daughter, Laura Bell was born on January 4th,

1885. They

were

frightened.

The

among Indians, and Grandma was only assistance she had was by

very the women

in

the camp. mission in

Making little progress with the Indians

Arizona

lasted

only

a

few

months.

They

their returned

to Bountiful and moved into a home his father, Perrigrine,

had was

built. After her pride and

what she had been through the rock house

joy

(There

is

a

picture

taken

in

June

1991 of the house in my corner of 200 North 200

book. The house is East in Bountiful.)

on

the

northeast

On August 13th, 1885, Laura Bell started with diarrhea

and passed

away

at

three

a terrible

blow

to

them.

o'clock the next morning. They had suffered so much

This was and had

hardly got settled down again from the mission.

Roy was

born June 10th, 1886, Willie Ray another girl, Alice May, arrived

on

November

on

May 6th,

13th, 1891.

1888,

and

car

Despite the conductor in

low wages, Grandpa went to work as a

Salt

Lake

City.

He

moved

his

family

street there,

and their cars were

son Russ drawn by

Hinman was born February 15th, 1894.

The

horses,

and

after

the

cars

were

converted

to electricity there was little future for them in Salt

Lake.

settled

Grandma's brothers, John and William Corbridge

in

Star

Valley,

Wyoming.

They

were

doing

well

had and

wanted and so place,

them to move there. when the opportunity Grandpa loaded their

The boys needed came in 1894 to belongings into

a place to work, sell their two wagon and

started for Star Valley; the older boys Grandpa's sister, Lucina Waite's family Utah, and they stopped there to rest.

drove lived

the livestock. in Woodruff,

ranch

near

Auburn from

one of

often

said

the hardest

part

Grandpa purchased a hay

Grandma's

brothers.

Grandma

about

leaving

Utah

was

to

leave

their

beautiful

rock

home.

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