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Like an Ancient Chariot

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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Like an Ancient Chariot
Description I also vividly remember one Fourth of July celebration. It was July Fourth, 1920. 1 was four years old. My mother dressed me up in a little old white coat with a Bertha collar and I wore an old sunbonnet I was to ride on a flat float with many other happy and excited Primary children. We were pioneer children. We were riding on a horse-drawn float, and I was seated on the side of the float with my feet dangling. Then, out of nowhere, came six riders on fast horses. They wore Indian feathers, and their faces were painted. When they came near our float, one of the Indians reached down and grabbed me in his arms and off we went on the fast horse. Needless to say. 1 was terrified. I thought it was a real Indian, as I had heard stories of the times when there were Indians to be afraid of. 1 was kicking and screaming, and the man told me not to kick his horse. It was a fast, bay-colored horse. After a short ride, he let me down into the arms of a bystander. This man asked me my name, and I was so frightened I couldn't speak. Then my Dad found me in the crowd. I still could not speak when we found my mother. She could see how terrified I was. She took me into the North Ward Chapel and put me on the bench, where she tried to comfort me, telling me not to cry, that it was Just part of the show. 1 still remember the day, even though it has been seventy-five years or more. It must have been the best performance of my lifetime. I had been an unrehearsed actor in the Fourth of July pageant 1 had played the part to perfection with real emotion and very real feelings. William Taylor Reid (See related stories) 13
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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 326732
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326732