A Time for Growing Up

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description Spencer W. Kimball, former President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had this to say about dancing: "The properly conducted dancing party can be a blessing. It provides opportunity to spend a pleasant evening with many people to the accompaniment of music. . .It can create and develop friendships which will be treasured in later years. Alternatively, it can become a restricting experience. Well-ordered dances provide favorable places, pleasing times and auspicious circumstances in which to meet new people anrf to enlarge circles of friends, , .They can be an open door to happiness. In an evening of pleasurable dancing and conversation, one can become acquainted with many splendid folk. . ." There are many accounts of the pioneers, as they crossed the plains, setting up camps and dancing at eventide. They danced to ease their cares and sorrows and to change the monotony of their daily travels„ After they reached their destination in the valley of the mountains, they soon found a place to dance together. As they moved out into the territory to establish homes and communities, dancing became an accepted way of life. Arriving in Sanpete, the idea of dancing continued, in their own homes, a bowery, their meetinghouses, or their schooihouses« Always, folks have danced for fun and as a means of relaxation and self-expression. Thus, we have gone from pioneer times with their circle dances to today's "rock and roll." Manti History tells us that the settlers danced as soon as they found suitable locations „ In Manti, the upper floor of their oolite stone City Council House (built in 1854), reached by an outside, enclosed stairway, was the first real dance hall in the settlement. Eunice Ann Brown Munk, born in Manti in 1851, told about the dances in the Council House in the 1860s. She said, "The large upstairs room was 117
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325648
Reference URL