Portals of the Progress

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Portals of the Progress
Description I think one of the most exciting things in the store was an army of buggy whips that hung from a small elevated platform. The black leather whips extended nearly to the floor, forming a soft, flexible curtain through which we could dart in and out, setting the ships quivering and swinging every which way. Did candy every taste better or look more tempting? Long tin trays were filled with a variety of luscious candy in a large show case in the well stocked grocery department. J. G. McDonald chocolates, coconut balls and an assortment of hardtack are some that come to my midn. The penny pieces were displayed in jars that stood on a shelf back of the counter. Children were deliciously tormented in making breakers, pink and white horseshoes (resembling gutta percha), and Italian squares, to name a few. The grocery department was a popular gather place for cutomers. A round cheese on a revolving stand with accompanying cutting knife stood temptingly near the edge of the counter. It wasn't unusual to see a contented customer sitting on the counter's edge munching a slice of cheese that he had cut for himself while he continued his discussion with the clerk about the price of wool or the big Sells Floto I definitely must not forget the shoe department in the boxes of shoes from floor to ceiling. I remember Florsheim and Dorothy Dodd shoes for adults and Buster Brown brand for the children. The alluring feature of that department for my younger brother and me was a tall slanted ladder suspended from a track on the ceiling which enabled it to roll effort-leslly back and forth on small rubber tired wheels. A clerk could mount the ladder and quickly find the pair of shoes he was hunting. He thought it was great fun to ride swiftly back and forth on the ladder with a minimum of effort and noise. We tried not to be observed at that sport, but one day my brother miscalculated and pushed the ladder too fast, with the result that it went on without him and he was obliged to hang precariously from the ceiling track until our screams brought not only our father to the scene but several other people as well, much to father's annoyance. -75-
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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 323702
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