Barnstorming in Sanpete

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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
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title Barnstorming in Sanpete
Description BARNSTORMING IN SANPETE . - : . David Mackey '" Manti, UT 84642 ' .' , "' . Honorable Mention Historical Essay ' . The "Roaring Twenties," according to many old timers of Sanpete, were some of the county's most prosperous years. Times were good, they say, and a , carefree spirit seemed to prevail everywhere. Locally, the sheepmen had lots of money, which served to carry both economic and political clout throughout the state„ For entertainment, crowds gathered for dances held twice a week at Palisade Lake. The Republican Party, a dance step called the Charleston, and Prohibition each influenced the American way of life. In Sanpete, the attitude of success and prosperity was intensified during the Summer of 1920 when a most unusual sight was seen--a "birdman" and his "aeroplane." The Manti Messenger recorded the strange event on the front page or its issue for Friday, July 30, 1920: AIREOPLANE FLIES OVER MANTI Early Sunday morning of this week people of Manti experienced the first thrill of having a birdman fly over our city. The machine was piloted by Lemar Nelson, a native son of Manti, and was enroute from Richfield to Ephraim. Mr, Nelson and his flying partner are visiting various parts of the state giving flying exhibitions and taking passengers into.- . the air,. This week they have been at Ephraim. and have made a number of flights over Manti.* The second aeroplane to visit the county met an unfortunate ending. The Messenger reported the event under the heading "Are op lane (sic) Comes to Grief West of Manti," in its October 29, 1920, issue. The plane was piloted by Rex Smith of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and his passenger was H C. Fuller of Denver. The pair had been in Ephraim taking people for rides; and then on Wednesday 86
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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 325663
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