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
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description called, used their homes as dance halls and social centers. In 1860 a meetinghouse was built to serve for religious and social gatherings. Then two more "social centers or dance halls" were When Danish families were sent to Spring City by President Young, they built a "Danish meetinghouse out of adobes which also served as a dance hall. In 1870, the old "Hudson Hall" was constructed by Abram Acord, Lars Nielsen, and William Hudson. It was the center of the town's recreation until the turn of the century. The "Old Blue Hall" and the Allred School House also served as dance halls. The "Old Blue Hall" or "The Old Opera House" was built by the Spring City Brass Band. After its construction, the Old Blue Hall became the scene of every large social event including wedding receptions, concerts, bazaars, traveling shows, home dramatic presentations, weekly dances, old folks' parties, political rallies, roller skating, and the first movies--even an Indian show came to the Old Blue Hall during its 25-year duration. Beginning in the 1930s, the Victory Hall on Main Street was a favorite place for dancing with nearly everyone in the community participating. It was constructed by John R, and Enid Baxter. Chester In Chester, an old rock building was used for school, church, dancing and other public gatherings until a dance hall was built. The dance hall stood near where the new church now stands. Fayette William C. Mellor loved music. With the help of Guard Doxford, he made a fiddle out of a dry goods box on which he played for dances. He began saving his money and when he had $60, he sent to Philadelphia for a violin. It was shipped by train to Juab and William went, in wintertime, by ox team to get it. He took one lesson from James Fjelsted of Gunnison. His fee for a dance 120
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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 325651
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