Memories, Mayfield, Sanpete County, Uath

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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 Memories, Mayfield, Sanpete County, Uath
Description These celebrations were held on Che Square in the south part of town. After the chores were done and the smaller children put to bed, the day was climaxed by a dance in the evening for the grown-ups Another fond memory is of the many times I walked over to "The Order" side of town to shop at the general merchandise store which consisted of one large room with a lean-to for storage The building was of lumber and was owned and operated by F. C. Faatz and his family. It was truly a treat to go there, press my nose against the counter glass and buy "penny pieces"--sometimes chocolate coated, which were a child's delight A penny or an egg would also buy a small sack of candy in those days. I remember many of the settlers who were sent by the Mormon Church to colonize Mayfield. These folks were staunch in their faith and really hard workers Some of the homes they built are standing today In Mayfield, most everyone seemed to have a nickname, i.e., Hy Twin, Chris Elsie, Frank Dinky, Hummer, Chrissy Hill, Curly Andrew, Curly Pastus, and Peter Grow, to name just a few. I can recall, laugh, and remember each one of these folks and their kind and amiable ways. Even the town and the nickname of "Maytown." Mayfield Canyon is part of the Colorado Plateau and is "Oh, so beautiful!" When I travel in from the south, I can see the Musinia Peal-, (nicknamed Mary's Nipple) for miles ahead before arriving in Mayfield. It is a big thrill for me to know that home is so near. When I leave to return to my home in California, I always look back for a last glimpse of the Mayfield" Valley with its beautiful mountains and peak. There is sadness in my heart. I know I am leaving friends. Sources: Personal reminiscence of the author; Gunnison Valley Memory Book, p. 64; and Sanpete County Fair Book, 1^73. 26
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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 325707
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