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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6n014pd
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd

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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description was usually $1, sometimes $2 if the dance lasted all night. The music from this excellent violin brought joy and happiness to the people of the valley for many years. For admission to the dances, squash, potatoes or other kinds of produce were accepted in lieu of 25 cents cash. When no money was taken in, the fiddler took his pay "in kind." On payment of his ticket, each gentleman received a number. The floor manager, under whose supervision all dances were held, called up eight numbers for each dance--enough for two sets of quadrilles. The lucky men took their pardners; and when all were in position, the music started. The manager was highly respected and misbehavior was not tolerated. He saw that everyone had a chance to dance. No person under 16 was allowed, but dances for the children were held on Christmas, Mew Year's, and on the Fourth and Twenty-fourth of July (Gunnison Centennial History, pp. 57-58). Axtell The arrival of the first train of the D. & R. G. Railroad, June 13, 1891, ended Axtell's semi-isolation and made easy contact with the outside world a reality. As the Iron Horse came puffing down the track, people from miles around were on hand to welcome the great event. Little children screamed, horses bolted, and men-and women wept for joy. That evening a gala celebration was held in Axel's Hall--a favorite gathering place on the upper floor of the store building. Here the rafters often rang with merriment as both old and young feasted, danced, and visited throughout the years (Gunnison Centennial History, p. 74). Fountain Green In Fountain Green, the first dance hall was on Main Street. It was a log building and was used for school, church, and other gatherings as well as dances. A second building used for dancing was built in the late 1800s. It had a spring floor and 121
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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 325652
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325652