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<p align=justify><p align="center"><img border="1" align="bottom" src="http://www.clanstirling.org/upload2006/House_r.jpg" alt="This old Stirling house - Leeds, Utah" /></p><p align="left"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">This house is in </span></font><place><city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Leeds</span></font></city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, </span></font><state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></state></place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> (south-western </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">) and was built by William <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span>, my great-grandfather, in 1876. <span> </span>William came to the </span></font><country-region><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">US</span></font></place></country-region><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> from </span></font><place><city><span class="SpellE"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Forfar</span></font></span></city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, </span></font><country-region><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Scotland</span></font></country-region></place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">.<span>  </span>The style is known as a Dixie dormer.<span>  </span>It has been in my family ever since, being owned by my grandparents, David and Ethel <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span>, my parents, Eldon and Louise <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span> and currently by my sister and her husband, Scott and <span class="SpellE">Tana</span> Hayes.<span>  </span>It is on the </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> state register of historic sites.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">My great-grandfather got the money to build the house from the Silver Reef Mining Company. <span> </span>In the late 1800’s silver was found in south-western </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, the only place silver has ever been found in sandstone. <span> </span>One day William was riding in the area of the smelter and discovered that the smelter boiler had gone dry but that the fire was still going.<span>  </span>William diverted the stream of irrigation water to the boiler and prevented an explosion.<span>  </span>In gratitude, the company put him on the payroll for a year.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">I hope people will enjoy it.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Tom <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span></span></font></p></p>
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<p align=justify><p align="center"><img border="1" align="bottom" src="http://old.clanstirling.org/upload2006/House_r.jpg" alt="This old Stirling house - Leeds, Utah" /></p><p align="left"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">This house is in </span></font><place><city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Leeds</span></font></city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, </span></font><state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></state></place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> (south-western </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">) and was built by William <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span>, my great-grandfather, in 1876. <span> </span>William came to the </span></font><country-region><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">US</span></font></place></country-region><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> from </span></font><place><city><span class="SpellE"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Forfar</span></font></span></city><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, </span></font><country-region><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Scotland</span></font></country-region></place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">.<span>  </span>The style is known as a Dixie dormer.<span>  </span>It has been in my family ever since, being owned by my grandparents, David and Ethel <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span>, my parents, Eldon and Louise <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span> and currently by my sister and her husband, Scott and <span class="SpellE">Tana</span> Hayes.<span>  </span>It is on the </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"> state register of historic sites.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">My great-grandfather got the money to build the house from the Silver Reef Mining Company. <span> </span>In the late 1800’s silver was found in south-western </span></font><state><place><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Utah</span></font></place></state><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">, the only place silver has ever been found in sandstone. <span> </span>One day William was riding in the area of the smelter and discovered that the smelter boiler had gone dry but that the fire was still going.<span>  </span>William diverted the stream of irrigation water to the boiler and prevented an explosion.<span>  </span>In gratitude, the company put him on the payroll for a year.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">I hope people will enjoy it.<p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"><p /></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Tom <span class="SpellE">Stirling</span></span></font></p></p>
 
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Latest revision as of 23:54, 9 July 2016

This old Stirling house - Leeds, Utah

This house is in Leeds, Utah (south-western Utah) and was built by William Stirling, my great-grandfather, in 1876. William came to the US from Forfar, Scotland. The style is known as a Dixie dormer. It has been in my family ever since, being owned by my grandparents, David and Ethel Stirling, my parents, Eldon and Louise Stirling and currently by my sister and her husband, Scott and Tana Hayes. It is on the Utah state register of historic sites.

My great-grandfather got the money to build the house from the Silver Reef Mining Company. In the late 1800’s silver was found in south-western Utah, the only place silver has ever been found in sandstone. One day William was riding in the area of the smelter and discovered that the smelter boiler had gone dry but that the fire was still going. William diverted the stream of irrigation water to the boiler and prevented an explosion. In gratitude, the company put him on the payroll for a year.

I hope people will enjoy it.

Tom Stirling