I Remember

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
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Title I Remember
Description "I went to church in the Tabernacle from the time I was bom until they changed boundaries for the wards and moved us to the South Ward Building. I must have gone to church there for seventy, maybe seventy-five years." "Do you remember any special events that took place at the Tabernacle Block when you were growing up?" "I remember going down town when they had the celebration for the boys who came home from the Spanish-American War. I was about six years old when this happened. It was exciting to see all those boys in uniform and all the decorations of red and white and the American Flag of red, white, and blue. We hadn't been a State that long then, so this flag with all the new stars was a wonderful sight." "Do you remember anything that took place when Utah was made the 45th State of the United States?" "No. I was only three and a half when Utah became a state, so 1 don't remember anything about it, but we did study about Utah's admittance to the Union when I went to the Presbyterian School. In fact, our teacher told us Reverend George W. Martin gave the benediction at the program in the Tabernacle. "We had to write a report about it for class, so I asked Mother to tell me what we did at that time. She told me she was 34 and Dad was 43 in 1896. It was a Saturday, the day word came that President Grover Cleveland had signed the Proclamation declaring Utah the 45th State, and there was so much excitement in town. We had waited a long time for this to happen, she said. Soon almost all the business establishments and homes were decorated with red and white bunting or red, white and blue. John and Will hung red and white bunting all around our front and back porches. On Monday, January 6, 1896, we had a really big celebration in town, she said. Early In the morning, so much noise was made by the cannon, shotguns and she didn't know what else, that it shook the house so hard the pictures almost fell from the walls. We all went to town to the parade in the morning. My brothers, John 12, and Will 10, kept me in tow. Mamie, age 8, helped Mother and Dad push Glen, a year and a half, In the baby carriage. My oldest sister Sadie was 14 and she was going to sing in the youth choir. Everyone was excited she was going to be on the program. Also, my Grandpa John Patrick Reid's younger brother, William Taylor Reid, was going to be one of the speakers at the meeting in the Tabernacle at 100
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326721
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