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Old Folks' Party

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title Old Folks' Party
Description them to participate in a party, has been adopted in this our city. band were heard at the spacious bowery on the meeting house square. Soon afterward over 300 sat down to partake of the bounties of life which had been plent1- fully provided. The feeble and infirrn were conveyed to and from the party in carriages provided for that purpose. In the evening a dance was held in the Assembly Hall where all young and old who desired shook the light fantastic toe. A purpose for the entertainment was given in a news clipping for 1920, which read: It has been the custom of the good citizens of our laying the foundation of our city will long be re- The gala celebration began when men with teams and times there was a "goodly amount of snow on the ground," so bobsleighs were used. In 1918 some automobiles took the place of wagons or sleighs. By 10:00 a.m. most of the guests had arrived and "sociability was the order until the noon hour when they sat down to a very sumptuous banquet which they partook of with the keenest relish." A 1908 newspaper account describes the dinner thus: The dinner served consisted of well cooked delicacies and dainties with a plentiful supply of the sub-stantials required and the necessary liquid refresh-Dinner was taken to the homes of those who were unable to attend. 96
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Identifier 112_Old Folks' Party.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324442
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324442