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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description lighted by homemade candles placed in holders along the walls; and woe to the girl who, wearing her very best dress, sat or stood under the dripping candles." She remembered one night during intermission a group of young folk, waiting for the orchestra to return, stood in the center of the floor. Then it was that one young man reached into his pocket and produced a large, washed, raw potato. From another pocket he pulled a pocket knife. He then proceeded to slice the potato and offer each one a slice as refreshment. One Danish emigrant in Manti built a large dance floor in his orchard, also a large swing and a whirligig to furnish entertainment for his family, relatives, neighbors, and friends. Music for the dances was furnished by Jens Peterson and his son Jim. During this time a rock bam was remodeled for a dance hall. It was known as Grier's Hall and for many years was the center of Manti's recreation. Later Tuttle's Hall and Thorton's Bon Ton became popular. H. P. Larsen was the first dance caller in Manti; and we hear of such dances as the Quadrille, Mazurka, Schottische, Heel-and-Toe Polka, the French Four, etc, In 1896, N. H. Felt built Felt's Pavilion, located on Main Street between Second and Third North on the west side, This hall was popular for many years and for many kinds of recreation including dancing, traveling theatre performances, and even a roller-skating rink. Felt's Pavilion was replaced by the Manti Armada (1910), William McFarlane operated and later owned this building, located in the rear of the Manti Theatre on Main Street. People came from near and far to enjoy dancing on the spring floor of the Armada which would sway according to the movement of the dances. For a number of years, the dances in the Armada were begun and ended with prayer and no rowdyism was permitted. Smoking was controlled by providing a special room for it Rules were beginning to be more relaxed, but "Bill Me" still believed light 118
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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 325649
Reference URL