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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
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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Main Street, 1920
Description place for folks each day where they can greet each other and catch up an all the current news. There is an elegant house; it is a hotel and is called "The Allred House." Here guests are treated as family and the food is a gourmet's delight. I would like to stop for a drink of ice-cold water at the spring on the corner. Here, all the young folks gather after M. I. A. on Tuesday nights; many enduring romances have begun at the "big spring," as it is called. Spring Town or Spring City (as it is now known) derived the name from the many springs to be found in all parts of town, so I have been told. There is another business establishment down the block and across the street. It is a store where anything can be found, from food items to clothing to farms tools. It is owned and managed by two wonderful old gentlmen, Baxter and Blain. As we retrace our steps on the opposite side of the street, we hear martial music coming froa the City Building; what can it be? It is the local brass band rehearsing for a concert. We hear the stirring strains of "The Stars and Stripes Forever," with the drum booming out a steady beat which moves us to straighten our shoulders and lift our heads high with pride. The city workmen are busy on the next corner erecting a huge Christmas tree and piling up wood for a bonfire around which fanmilies will gather on Christmas Eve for the annual program and community carol singing. There is no cement on the roads as yet and the deep snow makes fine sleighing, so soon wagon boxes will sprout sleigh runners, horses will be bedecked with bells, and everyone will have a jolly time awaiting Santa's visit. Indeed, Christmas is a wondrous time in Spring City. We now approach another store which is called "Deseret's." All the newest creations from the big city are tastefully dis-played in the window. We see slender, high-heeled shoes with pointed toes, chic pleated capes, sheer blouses over lace camisoles and those shocking new hobble skirts; also in this store we find modish clothing to delight other members of the family. We complete our journey down main street and stop to gaze in awe at the sparkling white stone tabernacle gleaming -77-
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Identifier 091_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 325412
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325412