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 The settlers of Gunnison crowded their days with work but they never lost sight of dancing to relieve the strain of hard work. It was said that Mads C. Anderson played for them at Hog Wallow, and Lorentz Dastrup from Richfield seemed to pack his personality into his violin as he sawed away with such vigor the people could not resist his invitation to dance. They danced anywhere--in the Schoolhouse, in any home that was large enough; and, no doubt, outdoor dancing was popular in those days. The J- S. Peterson dance hall was a popular amusement place in the early part of this century. To attract patrons from other communities, for example, Mr. Peterson contacted a Sterling resident and offered him "free" dance tickets for every buggy-load of dancers he could send from that town. Sanpete's Open-Air Dance Halls--1920s-194Qs Open-air dance halls in Sanpete were Joyland, Moroni; Plamor, Ephraim; Palisade, Sterling; Cremona, Gunnison; Moon Winks, Mt. Pleasant; Greenona, Ft. Green; Rainbow Gardens, Fairview; and Millstream, Manti- Cremona (Gunnison), a local open-air dance pavilion, was built in 1929 on the comer between 2nd and 3rd South and Main Street with the express purpose of keeping the young girls and boys at home instead of them driving to public dance halls, Dances were scheduled each Tuesday and Friday evening. Music for the opening dance was provided by Terry's Moon Winks orchestra. Admission was 75 cents per couple and extra lady was 25 cents with no mention of extra men, July 4, 1929, Audrey Larsen, Mayfield, won a $10 goldpiece for naming this Gunnison Stake Recreational center "Cremona" after the Stradivari violins. Although Cremona appeared, then disappeared, within a decade, it contributed immensely to our generation, Cremona was a shared social experience - one more bond in a lifelong friendship. All patrons were the beneficiaries of Cremona, Edward L. Christensen, 129
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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 325660
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