A Model T Courtship

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
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Title A Model T Courtship
Description A MODEL T COURTSHIP Eleanor Peterson Madsen 295 East 1st North Ephraim, Utah &*6Z? Professional Division Second Honorable Mention Anecdote Dancing was an important recreational pastime in the lives of the young people In Sanpete County in the early 1920'Si The young men in Ephraim would often go to Moroni and Wales to participate in dances there. The Hodel T Ford provided faster transportation than the buggies which had previously been used by the young people for their courting. One evening in March* two young men from Ephraim decided to continue their courting with two young ladles from Koroni by taking them to a dance in that community. The young men filled their Model T with the necessary gas, cranked it up, and were soon on their nerry way. The dark clouds overhead and the March wind did not dampen their spirits or cause them any frustration as they drove toward their destination. Soon big flakes of snow commenced to fall, but the young men continued on until finally the windshield on the car became so covered with snow they were unable to see the road. The early model car had no windshield wipers so the travelers decided they would raise the windshield, which opened from the front, so they could see the road. This accomplished, they traveled, onward with a better view until they finally reached Koroni. As they stopped the car at the girls' home, "the yo'ong men weren't quite sure about going dancing that night# Two inches of snow had accumulated on their laps during the trip. Source: Personal recollection. -6-
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Identifier 021_A Model T Courtship.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324223
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