Main Street, 1920

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Main Street, 1920
Description MAIN STREET, 1920 Jewel King Larsen 465 South 100 East St. George, UT 84770 Professional Division Second Place Historical Essay Come, walk with me in memory, down the pleasant main street of Spring City, Utah, as I knew it some sixty-odd years ago. Let us view the businesses that Flourished at that time. Our first stop is at the barber shop to watch Mr. Rasmussen, the barber, as he finishes a hair-cut, rubs Bay Rum into the customer's hairt then combs it into a neat pompadour and smilingly accepts his fee-a shiny quarter. We next stop at the drug store where various salves and drugs such as Brorao, Quinine, liniment. Castor oil, liver pills, etc, are prominently exhibited on the shelves. Edgar Allred, the druggist is unique, for besides being a friend to all, he is the town dentist, pharmacist and phy- sician. He can set a broken bone, pull an aching tooth, and prescribe medication for everything from headache to gallstones; indeed, Doc Edgar is special. As we watch, a little boy stands with his nose pressed against the window glass, covetous eyes glued on the bright balloons hanging in the window. In a moment, out comes Doc with a balloon as a gift for the boy, who then smiles happily and runs down the street with his treasure. We halt and gaze in delight at the splendid things in the window of the next building, The Beck Mercantile.* It is the Christmas season and tinsel, red and green ribbons and pictures of Santa Claus entice the shoppers to enter. Opening the door, we see counters piled high with clothing and toys: tea sets, dolls with eyes that close, tinker toys, erector sets, horses, drums and all the things dear to the hearts of children. Swarms of eager youngsters stand entranced before the fascinating displays, wondering which marvelous thing will he found under the tree on Christmas. Money is in short supply and a child can count on only one toy, so making such an important decision takes much time and thought. -75-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325410
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