The Petersen Lot

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Petersen Lot
Description If you'll listen, you'll hear From the chirp in the eaves. And the gossipy chatter Of tattle-tale leaves. * * ¦*¦ THE PETERSEN LOT Nora R. Mickelsen Manti, UT 84642 Honorable Mention Poetry Xt was in eighteen-ninety or thereabouts that Christen Peterson Holm Decided upon a little plan to keep his children home. For he felt that youngsters might go astray if left on the streets to roam. So he built a tall swing and a whirligig thing and a dance floor thirty feet square And his children invited their neighborhood friends to enjoy some evenings there. Some would dance and some would swing and some would spin on the whirligig thing, and music would fill the air. They didn't require an orchestra to accentuate the beat. Just a harmonica or a lone violin would set fire to their feet. And the eager crowd would clap long and loud for a favorite tune repeat. The sound of the youthful caller's voice would resound from the nearby hill, "Take your partners now for the 'John Paul Jones, or "Pair off for the Rag Quadrille." They would schottisch to the tune of "The Honey Bee," and swing their partners wide. They would "heel and toe," and waltz through Che
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325619
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