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Transcript for Petty, Julia Ann Wright, [Reminiscences], in "Utah Pioneer Biographies," 44 vols., 23:133-34

We came by ox team across the plains in 1859, enroute one ox got killed by Alkali so we had to hitch up our cow in place of the ox.

"Mother had baked a huge cake in Philadelphia in preparation for my little brothers third birthday and when July 24, his birthday, and a holiday in honor of the first pioneers here, the wagon train rested and mother cut the cake. It was big enough so that one hundred fifty persons in the outfit all had a small piece. That brother was Angus Taylor Wright, who later joined with father in founding the Wright Department store of today.

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