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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 Orem, said, "It will exist in our minds and hearts as long as one of us breathes and remembers." Palisade (Sterling) was an open-air dance hall built on the top of the hill west of Funk's Lake (Palisade Lake) about two miles east of Sterling. It had a beautiful location where one could see for miles and miles. The dancers enjoyed the cool mountain air from Six Mile Canyon coming across the shimmering water of the lake as well as the lights of various Sanpete and Gunnison Valley communities; they could even count the number of cars along the highways. In this romantic setting, they danced under a star-filled sky with often a full moon. Palisade was built by Manti boys who had returned from service in World War I, It was named for a tlance hall in New York State they had visited as they were returning to their homes in Sanpete. Millstream, built by William McFarlane, was located a half block east of the Manti Tabernacle where the waters of City Creek splash over the rocks with happy trickling sounds, thus keeping rhythm with the orchestra. This was a popular dance hall for a number of years. Also of importance was the dance floor built on the second floor of a rock barn at Crystal Springs, one mile south of Manti. Here the warm waters of the swimming pool framed by tall lombardy poplars also furnished enjoyment for the dancers. Fountain Green'.s open-air dance hall was constructed in the 1920s and was called "Greenona." Here the orchestras always played a special last dance--"Home Sweet Home" or Goodnight Sweetheart"--as a closing number. Some folks in Moroni recall the spectators (mostly ladies) leaning on the lattice fence that surrounded Joyland Open-Air Dance Hall. They stood there for many hours watching the dancers. Many would park their cars on the street at an early hour in front of the dance hall so they wouldn't miss seeing everyone who came to the dance. Dancing in Moroni was big entertainment whether inside the dance hall or on the sidelines. 1»
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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 325661
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325661