William Alexander Hollinger is my great grand father. He came to Nevada from Ireland. Below are the World War I Draft Registration Cards of him and his 2 younger brothers.
William Alexander Hollinger 1874-1933 L7GN-GRS - World War I Draft Registration Card.jpg
I sung this song by LaMar and Roma Jensen in Elementary School. My memory would not have been good enough to type it so when I saw Jill post it on FaceBook today, I saved it here. On the 13th day of January, 1851 The seeds of earth awaited birth Beneath the winter sun Into this frozen valley Came a hardy Mormon band And they headed south To the canyon’s mouth And said “This is our land.” Chorus: Sage and greasewood Stirrup high A lake of salt and alkali Indians called it Parowan “Evil water” bad for man But the mountain streams Rushed clear and pure O’er boulders flecked with foam There was virgin pine at timberline To build a man a home. So on this day A town was born Of logs and clay and sod And they bowed their heads As they sought their beds And gave their thanks to God. Chorus: Their sons and daughters soon would leave Just as they do today To colonize, make cities rise From near to far away With mind and heart and fortitude To wear the thorny crown And it all began With Parowan, The Mormon Mother Town