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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Time for Growing Up
Description ftcall fond memories of this favorite place uhcn cheif wedding dance was held, Helena McKinnon recalls that dances were h«ld in th« old opera house on the west comer of Main Street prior to the time the Old Bungalow was built (These Our Fathers. p. 205). Centerfield The Centerfield Opera House was destroyed by-fire in October of 1927. It was built of brick in 1909 and was one of the largest in that town. It was built, owned, and operated by Peter C. Jensen and his son J. H. Jensen, In the rear was a large dance hall, a portion of which was set aside for pool tables. In the front part was a refreshment parlor, and a barbershop was maintained in the south The Centerfield Opera House was built by Albert Okerman in 1909. The brick part of this two-story building was made in the old Brick Yard. Much of the carpentry work was done by local help in exchange for dance tickets. Dances, including masquerades and other novel balls, drew large crowds from neighboring towns. Many pleasant memories were associated with this building, and the citizens felt a nostalgic regret when it was consumed by fire (These Our Fathers, p. 174 The second public building erected in Gunnison was built of logs sawed through Buncess Mill and whitewashed on the inside with clay from Chalk Hill, The 20 x 40-foot room had a door between two windows on the south side, spacious rock chimneys at each end, a floor of boards, benches made of slab lumber. Christmas evening 1361, the folk of the valley had a grand gathering in which old and young greatly rejoiced-dancing, singing, and reciting. Johansen's Hall, for dancing and other entertainments was built about 1896. It stood west of the corner reserved for the Gunnison City Hall. The Johansen family made up the orchestra (Gunnison Valley History, pp, 29, 55). 128
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325659
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