Monday, May 19, 2008

I still can't believe...

....that I have all this stuff. In the box. All the memories. All the history.


Tonight when going through it again, I found more and more interesting and VERY old documents with names of families well known here in Utah......Hatch as in the "Senator"...Jeffs as in the dirt-bag-creepy-polyligimist...

Found another "deed" from 1877 - the oldest so far. Many receipts from a piano bought from a Chicago firm....


..even the language they used, although English, sounds so special..refined...so formal...

...and more stocks and bonds....


Many of these early documents were painstakingly hand-written.


All have a "seal" of a notary of some sort..most are concerning property in Heber City, Utah, some while Utah was still a "territory"..

Heber City is about 45 miles from here - up in the mountains. Beautiful area. Farms, cattle, "regular" people v.s. the "Ski-people" that visit Park City ..


Mr. B suggested I find out if they have a museum in Heber..my heart pulls just a little - I found these - they are mine...


But I know they aren't.... really. It would be a good thing to take them up to someone who can tell me if they would be of interest to the people of Heber City and all who visit.

And, hey, they've got this fantastic little diner up there..maybe we'll have to make a day of it..

Until then, I will enjoy my discovery and maybe even take a few more scans of the loot...hope it won't hurt them..

-me

9 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm so glad you posted before I am off to bed.lol. The writing on some of those..wow, puts us to shame today huh. Keep showing us the loot, it is wonderful to see!! Laurie

TattingChic said...

What an interesting find. Those old documents must be amazing to look at.

~d said...

oh fun! Perhaps you can be FOREVER FAMOUS if the museum denotes that the articles are from the " mr and mrs b private collection!

I could go to HEBER and say. .I KNOW HER ON THE PLAque! i DO! I still have a box to send her. :)

I'm almost there Utah: bear with me.. or bare? with me? or briar? or beir? or bair..
lmao

:)
all the same; not a math whiz remember.

love d

The Feathered Nest said...

The handwriting is beautiful on your new treasures!!! Colleen, maybe they won't want any of it ~ or just a few pieces, I love old documents too ~ xxoo, Dawn

COLLS GARDEN said...

Wow! Colleen, all I can say is, amazing! What a fabulous find, how could any family part with those things. Hard to give up eh?
Hugs, Coll :-}

white o'morn cottage said...

I love the handwriting! What lovely old documents. Show more, please.

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

That is so awesome...years ago my sister and I use to go though old abandoned houses looking for old stuff...Rember whne old bottles was the rage???? I have several old recipe books that people wrote in the margin and and old scrub board that was use by the black lady that lived down the street from my grandmother...also have the old stick she used to push the clothes down when she washed her clothes in the big black pot in the yard....Mr B has a good point abot the "treasures" if they have a museum...if not...double sided document frames will protect them and allow everyone to see you treasures.......

Mary said...

Maybe you can find some info on the internet about your documents/people/places. Don't you just love the scrolly writing. My gramdmother wrote that way! So fancy!

the old schoolhouse said...

LOVE just LOVE all your swag cant you keep some of it maybe frame it? Please show more its just fab. Angie x