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Independence Day 1861

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 07
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6154f64
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325315
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64

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Title Independence Day 1861
Description Within its portals loving mates have been "eternal-wed." Sealing vows and baptismal rites are still performed and said. (for living and the dead!) Scarce: Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah; History of Sanpete and Emery Counties. Also from remembered conversations with grandfather, Niels C. Nielson of Moroni, Utah. INDEPENDENCE DAY -1861 Dorothy J. Buchanan Richfield, Utah Professional Division Second Place Poetry In the year of eighteen sixty-one, Soon after Mt. Pleasant was begun, Folks thought the Birthday of our Nation Called for a special celebration. A flag pole standing tall and straight Was set up at the Church Square gate. The bowery was readied, pine torches flared, Clothing was washed and neatly repaired. "Big Bishop Seeley" liked "big food," Which fact was well known by his brood. So just before each holiday, Friends would meet and greet and say: "Cut a squash, Kill a chicken, Have a TREAT. What's more fun 'Neath the sun Than to eat?" Dinner was served-enough for all. Then they danced at the Bowery Ball. How the dust flew on the earthen floor! But the fiddlers kept on playing more. ''No pent up city controls our powers. This whole mountain Territory is ours. Let's lift our heads up high and say, 'We are independent on this day!'" -39-
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Identifier 048_Independence Day 1861.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 7
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325239
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6154f64/325239