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That Grand and Glorious Fourth

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1988
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s68p5xng
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325053
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng

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Title That Grand and Glorious Fourth
Description THAT GRAND AND GLORIOUS FOURTH Chris Jensen 3425 Eastwood Drive Salt Lake City, Utah HONORABLE MENTION PERSONAL RECOLLECTION When I woke up that morning and looked outside, I said to myself, "This must be what they meant when they said a ' grand and glorious' day. " The orange - colored handbill that had been left at our home a few days before had read: Celebrate the Grand and Glorious Fourth of July at Ephraim. Big parade. Games for Ephraim Tabernacle, Baseball Games, Ephraim vs. Mt. Pleasant. Those two words, "Grand and Glorious," puzzled me. I wasn' t quite sure what they nt€dnti Soon I f gI t a stimng about the town that was di fferent from other days. People and there you could hear the popping of firecrackers. There seemed to be a general stirring of the atmosphere itself. This surely was what the handbill meant when it said a "Grand and Glorious Fourth of July." I ate my breakfast wearing my nightshirt so I wouldn' t get spots on my new suit. How the custom originated I don1 t know, but we always bought our new clothes 3 us t before the Fourth of July. In most places they bought new suit, but also a new pair of button shoes and a flat-topped cloth hat. What was special about the suit was the kni ckerbockers that buttoned above the knee. Before that I had worn those I was given elaborate instructions about keeping my suit clean. I must get no dust on 11 9
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Identifier 133_That Grand and Glorious Fourth.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 20
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68p5xng/325024