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Within My Walls

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Within My Walls
Description as a dream, our time as a stream, Glides swiftly away, And the fugitive moment refuses to stay." As I listened, I felt ny time hurrying on with the fast-moving tide. Many more hymns were sung, a mixture of the Danish and English accent, accompanied on a fine, pump organ or the new upright piano. Children and adults mingled their voices together in love if not always in perfect harmony. There was always music in every season. The summer sun kept my floors and walls warm and also my Towhead and later blanketed the roads and fields, I was glad for the cheerful fires in the black, pot-bellied stoves that stood in the chapel and the classrooms. When January temperatures reached a sub-zero level, I enjoyed the cozy picture of benches pulled near the stoves and young and old huddled close to them, listening to the lengthy sermons. It took piles of wood to keep me warm in those days and watchful care to see that the stoves didn't get too hot. A number of times the stove pipes were red hot as the sparks f 1 ew up the chimney. Often the Bishop would announce that help was needed, from men and boys, to bring firewood from the mountains. Fires had to be kept continually since the benches were filled each week day with children, from the public schools, learning their three R's. An old history states: "The ¦,„ school board rented three rooms in the North Ward chapel" {used until 1908) when "an all purpose house was erected to include both grade school and high school. In 1900 there were four schools with a total population of-,702 pupils, each teacher having 55-60 pupils in a room." No wonder my floors creaked and my windows rattled. In 1896 "due to expanding curriculum and increased enrollment, part of the courses (then being held at the Sanpete Stake Academy) were moved to the old North Hard meeting rooms." Later, I was pi eased to have the little room on the north side used for Institute classes Tor the College. Some of the happiest times I witnessed were the dances held in the large room, an invitation to a social in 1894 read: "Apple Ball! At North Ward School House, Tuesday evening, Dec. 25, 1894. Yourself and gent cordially invited to attend. Music by Ephraim quadrille Band." J -79-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323733
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323733