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 the name "Dreamland Hall." It was still in use in the early 1950s. It had full-length mirrors around the walls, which gave dancers an air of elegance. Also, it gave girls a chance to catch a glimpse of themselves in their pretty dresses newly bought as they were twirled around the floor by their dancing partners. Alonzo Hansen of Ephraim remembered the three--day celebration when the road from Ephraim to Orangevilie was completed in 1921. Hundreds of people came from both sides of the mountain, ' ; There were programs, sports, sociability and dancing, A dance floor was built especially for the celebration, and an orchestra was on hand to furnish the music. Orchestras in the early days were often made up of just violins with accordion or piano. In recent years, full-fledged dance orchestras, with both string and wind instruments are hired for special occasions. In recent times, "record hops" are held, where recorded music replaces the live orchestra except for "special ¦: dances"--Prom, New Year's, Christmas, etc. Dances at Snow College were held upstairs in the Moyes Building for a number of years, and dinner dances have been held in the cafeteria. Recreation halls in the present church buildings, including the Institute Buildings, have been used for dancing, as well as school gymnasiums, where "sock and pillow dances" are held when the floors need protection. Square dancing has always been a popular form of entertainment. Merritt and Jessie Bradley of Ephraim have instructed many classes over the years and have encouraged couples to keep alive this traditional dance form. They are known to say, "Anyone who can learn to walk can learn to square dance." And with the love of dancing traditionally held by people of Ephraim, this might be true of all kinds of dancing. . . ¦ Mayfield ,' ..;"-': ?''..¦•".] '¦¦¦'' ';'¦','•'¦ .'¦ '>.';*' ' '":r\ In the early years of this 20th century, Mayfield residents met neighbors and friends who had 126
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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 325657
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