Barnstorming in Sanpete

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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 Barnstorming in Sanpete
Description himself upside down by his feet, a roar of cheers and applause rushed forth from the grand stand. Next, Smith and Dorbant strapped themselves into their plane and flew straight up into the sky. Then suddenly the machine began tumbling over and over into the loop the loop, shot out sideways, then backwards, and up and down. The confused audience really became alarmed when the plane began to nose dive directly toward them in the stands only to turn upward again and out over Che grateful crowd. The half-hour air show was followed that evening by the finest fireworks display that had ever been seen in this area. The display lasted one hour and fifteen minutes and ended with a grand finale of a huge "Red Cross" and another of the "Stars and Stripes," while the band played "America" in the background.8 The next day, fair visitors still had the aeroplane on their minds. When the plane was not in the air taking passengers for fifteen-minute rides, it rested on the ground where the pilot explained how the machine operated. Although the rodeo featured the phenomenal 12-year-old cowboy, George Fisher, and his brother, Ernie, the air show seemed to dominate all conversations.9 J. Hatten Carpenter, recorder at the Manti Temple, went on top of the west tower of the temple. He watched the people walking into the two tent shows and riding the ferris wheel and merry go round. He "saw the horse races and aeroplane maneuvers overhead as it flew around. They charge $7.50 for a ride of three persons," he reported. *0 On Friday, September 9, the last day of the Sanpete County Fair, the activities included a speech by Governor Charles R, Mabey--and, of course, the much talked about aerial exhibition. Once again, the stunts thrilled the crowds who turned out en masse to witness the wild show in the sky. After the 1920-21 birth of barnstorming in Sanpete, residents more easily identified with the occasional buzzing of aeroplanes that followed. Yes, those wonderful men and their flying machines 89
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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 325666
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