An Old Fashioned Fourth

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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 An Old Fashioned Fourth
Description something else, or should we blow all our money on a prized banana split? Hon the parade was actually coming. We strained our necks to see between the people who were standing in front of us. The band was playing "The Stars and Stripes Forever." We could hear the sound of bugles and the fifes and drums. First c.ame the veterans of World War I marching three abreast, the one in the middle proudly carrying Old Glory waving in the breeze, the two on the sides their bugles held high blowing out the tune. Now the flag was passing us. Quickly our right hands moved up over our hearts, and we breathed a little deeper and uttered a silent prayer and thanked God that we were Americans and citizens of this great land. Non came the dignitaries, our town mayor and the members of the City Council, or the City Fathers as they were often called, waving their hands profusely first to one side and then to the other to the bystanders by the sides of the road. Next cane all the beautiful floats, each one vying for the coveted prize of First Place and the $15 reward. We watched with rapt attention as each one passed by us. One carried the Goddess of Liberty standing on a raised platform just a foot higher than her two attendants, Kiss Columbia and Miss Utah. How beautiful Miss Liberty looked in her long white gown drawn in at the waist by a gold braided cord and her train following behind, with her arm stretched high holding the golden torch. Another float depicted the land the pioneers came to with its rough hills and sagebrush. Another depicted the end of the Black Hawk War arai the signing of the Peace Treaty. Then came the church floats carrying Priaary and Sunday School children, showing Utah's best crop. Then the Snow College float passed, a slogan on its side saying, "The Fount of Truth and Knowledge since 1888." On a brightly decorated float sat Uncle Sam on a box all dressed up in red, white and blue with his stovepipe hat. What an impressive spectacle he male! Now we see the buggies drawn by little ponies, their bridles all decked up in gay colors. Following the buggies came the frlnged-top carriages that carried the pioneers dressed in their native costumes! the women in their long full skirts anH tight fitting bodices with pretty ruffles around the neck and sleeves, the men with their long white beards dressed in their dark suits and hats resting their hands on their pearl handled canes. How proud we were of the*. -90-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324253
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