Mormon Panorama

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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
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Mormon Panorama
Description came my turn to leave the bench, where I had sat with my par-ents, wearing my pretty, white Fourth of July dress-frightened at the cold, cold water and afraid that, maybe. I wouldn't be completely submerged and would have to be baptized a second time. But then, almost before I knew it, I was a brand new member of the Church. I attended Primary in the Social Hall every Monday after school. Again, heavy curtains were drawn to form classrooms. Somehow, we had no fancy names for particular classes such as "Bluebirds," "Larks," or "Seagulls." We just moved on to upper classes as birthdays came along. Sunday School, with lessons on Church doctrines, and Primary, with character-building lessons, were accepted as part of everyday living, just like regular school. And so was Religion Class, which I believe, was a fore-runner of today's Seminary. Grade school teachers taught Religion Classes after school hours and, like Primary, the classes were held in the Social Hall. Then, all of a sudden, I was a big girl with Primary and Religion Class in the background and enrolled in a "Mutual" Bee Hive class. Our meetings convened in the small room above the Relief Society Hall Tuesday evenings and I was assigned the responsibility of being class secre-tary. Conjoint sessions of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improve-ment Association and Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associa-tion were held in the Meeting house Chapel the first Sunday evening of each month. Somehow those sessions were extra special. The North Ward Meeting House and the Social Hall were important meeting places, and so was the big 60' x 80' frame, senti-open air pavilion on the southeast corner of the church block. Quarterly church conferences and Fourth of July cele-brations were held in this building. It was fun sitting in the circular balcony, with a good view of the large stand which could accommodate dozens of dignitaries. Should it rain while a meeting was in session, large, wooden covers were lowered over the window spaces, since there were no glass windows. This building, with a seating capacity of 2,000 and known as the Assembly Hall, was built by townsmen during the summer of 1897 at a cost of $1,300. It was demolished years ago. Stake Conferences meant attending Sunday sessions in the Assembly Hall in Mount Pleasant and it meant going with my -136-
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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 325420
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