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
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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 should be seen between dancers. More waltzes and round dances were permitted, but still popular were the Shoemaker, Chicago Glide, Varsouvienne, Two Step, Trolley Hopsie, Virginia Reel, and the Swatry (A Share of Eternity, Book One: "Oh, Ye, Who Dwell in the Dust," 1906-1918, John Grover Kelly, p. 2 8). In the 1930s, the Apex Hatchery, 5th South 65 West, Manti, became a dance hall where 15-20 couples could dance at one time. The incubators were on the lower floor and the top floor was of well-polished wood, Mt. Pleasant Dancing was always a part of life in Mt. Pleasant with James Hansen organizing the first three-piece orchestra with Fiddler Nielson and John Waldemar. In 1859, Talula Nelson writes, dances were held in The Bowery which had a dirt floor, which no doubt felt good to some folks with "bare feet and broken shoes as they often danced until morning." The Social Hall and the ZCMI Co-op buildings had wooden floors, pot-bellied stoves, and benches. Dances were held on Friday nights after the Opera House or Madsen Hall was built. Elaborate decorations were used for holiday dances. The ladies wore long, beautiful dresses. The men wore "store-bought suits." In 1912 the Armory Hall was built by Bent and Will Hansen and later Fiddler's Green or Riverside was an attraction with many young people riding in the "Hack" to attend the dances. Pete "Poker" of Mt. Pleasant owned a candy store. He always came to the dances with a supply of Sen-Sens (breath knockers) to sell to the young men, or they could buy from him a nice box of candy to give to their favorite lady friend. Spring City Like other pioneer communities, the first settlers of Spring City, or Spring Town as it was 119
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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 325650
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