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The Armory Hall as I Remember It

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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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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 The Armory Hall as I Remember It
Description and from weakness there shall einerge '¦¦ strength. Such is the paradox of life. * * * '¦ THE ARMORY HALL AS I REMEMBER IT Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan 267 East Third North Richfield, UT 84701 '¦ " v "" First Place Personal Recollection "On with the dance 1 Let joy be unconfined; No sleep till morn when Youth and Pleasure meet To chase the glowing hours with flying feet=" --Lord Byron - "Childe Harold" Bent R. Hansen was an expert builder, and an entrepreneur, generally. When he saw the need of a good dance hall in Mt. Pleasant, he built the spacious, oblong brick building on State Street- the Armory Hall. I remember when it was being constructed. We children often stopped by to watch the workers. We saw them lay the sub-floor in a diagonal pattern, then put the stout hardwood floor on top. That floor had intensive and extensive use through the years ahead. After the building was finished, I experienced a feeling of pride when I first walked inside and saw the attractive oblong mirrors hanging at intervals on the. north and south walls. The colorful decor, the modern steam radiators, the sizable orchestra stand at the west end were all admired. A balcony was built at the east end from where onlookers could comfortably view the scene. Benches along the north and south walls were often occupied by proud parents. There was also a square balcony attached to the east wall, outside, just above the front double doors. It extended across the sidewalk. A railing was built around the edge. I saw Captain Soren M. Nielson, resplendent in military uniform, and heard him give a farewell speech to the assembled citizens upon the departure of the Mt„ Pleasant National Guard Unit to help combat the trouble our country was experiencing with Mexico. 102
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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 325724
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325724