Main Street, 1920

Download item | Update item information
Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL

Page Metadata

Title Main Street, 1920
Description We see before us huge bottles filled with goodies-large all-day-suckers, jelly beans, Boston baked beans and stick candy, to name a few. We watch amused as one little tyke bargains for a penny's worth of jelly beans and a nickel's worth of all-day-suckers and demands that they be packed in two bags-one for each hand. The smiling clerk obeys. We leave Beck Mercantile and proceed down main street to the Anderson Meat Market. As we approach, we see a tiny girl of perhaps four years of age climbing the two steps to the door, proudly clutching an egg in one hand which she hopes to trade for candy. She reaches the top step, stumbles and drops the precious egg. Choking back sobs, the child turns and runs back down the street. There is no egg for trading today. We enter the market--what is that enormous black and white thing on the floor? It is the stiffened, unskinned carcass of a newly slaughtered critter awaiting transportation to the cooler. The weather is now cold enough for butchering and we will soon have fresh beef on our dinner tables. Is that another narket down the block? Yes, it is the Blain Market where we can buy almost anything we need to eat, even large, juicy oranges to be hidden in the toes of Christ-mas stockings. John T. Blain, the owner, is standing in the open doorway, his genial face creased in a broad smile as he jokes with a group of teen-agers who have just bounded off the bus after attending High School at Mt. Pleasant. All the young people respect John T.; he treats than as equals and there is no genaration gap here. Let us stop for an ice-cream cone at Baxter's confec-tionary near by. I hear they have the best ice-cream in the state. Oh, here is the Lyceum Theatre - I see Tom Mix is playing tonight in a western moive. Tomorrow night, the floor will be cleared for an evening of roller skating and next week the Jr. High School is presenting an operetta. Then next month in this building, the Old Folk's Committee will host the annual dinner and dance for the elderly of the town. Also later in the season, a magic show and a traveling vaudeville troup are booked. We must stop at the Post Office to pick up our mail. There is the usual crowd of people gathered by their boxes, waiting for the main to be sorted. This is the general meeting -76-
Format image/jpeg
Identifier 090_Main Street, 1920.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325411
Reference URL