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Twenty Fourth of July

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title Twenty Fourth of July
Description Indians added a great deal of color as their wagons came along. Their bright shawls and black braids could be seen among the and willows near a three-pole wikiup. The Gold Dust Twins clowned along beside the parade. Old Dutch Cleanser cane in her red and yellow dress, stepping the full width of her wide skirt and carrying her stick to fight dirt. Following, came a long line of covered wagons drawn by oxen Their wagons were loaded with children poking their heads out from under the cover; Mother and Dad were seated in the spring seat, a small child between them. Outside were boxes of chic-kens fastened to their wagon. Others led a cow, and small pigs could be seen in their boxes. Calves and colts ran to and fro beside their mothers. Azel Peel always had a team of cows trained to pull his wagon. Charley Peterson ("Shoemaker," as he was called, to distinguish him from others by the same name) hitched a cow and horse together, much to the delight of the viewers. Indians would attack in mock battle. They would come out of nowhere, shouting, yelling and riding wild into the covered wagons. Nephi Gunerson, dressed as an Indian with war paint and feathers, rushed up to a wagon where his fiancee, Marie Hansen, was riding; grabbed her, at least tried to get her. He found a nineteen year old girl quite a handful. She cooperated and rode off with the Indians among much laughing and screaming by the After the parade a meeting was held in the chapel. This was a very special meeting, where so many stories of pioneer experiences were told. "Come, Come Ye Saints" and "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning" were sung by the audience. "Utah, We Love Thee" was always a special solo. The band played the "Star-Spangled Banner", and we all stood while they played. Then the closing prayer was offered. -75-
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Identifier 085_Twenty Fourth of July.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325603
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325603