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The Choice People Who Came to Settle 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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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 Choice People Who Came to Settle Sanpete
Description The dancing would continue as long as anyone had any energy or could think of another step. When exhaustion slowed them down, they could eat again or sit and visit over old times„ The men would have to go home to do the chores, but they returned. The evening was started by eating, if anyone was still hungry, and then someone would thmk of a musi~cal number or a storv and t nen dancing began „ The young children, wrapped in a coat or blanket, went to sleep on a bench near the wall. Nobody wanted to stop until they were tired out. When the hour of total fulfillment came, they cleared up the dishes and bundled up the kids to go home. The 4th of July was a day that brought out all the fervor of patriotism in the people. Streets and stores were lined with bunting and flags. There would be a parade. The best entertainers were always prepared with a long program of songs and stories. Some great orator, such as Clinton people One could count on a lively baseball game, at which the Mayfield team usually excelled. The young people were sure to go to a dance and strut to the music of the 0 Wy Hee Six, or some other good orchestra. July 24th was similar to the 4th, except that the parade would feature the pioneer wagons and costumes. There would be long programs in the meeting house, a baseball game, and another dance. The young children would have a kid dance in the afternoon, with Kate Willardson and Harinus Thompson furnishing the music. Three weeks, between the 4th and 24th of July, were reserved for camping trips into the mountains. Usually they camped at Twelve Mile Flat, or east of the "Nipple." Old friends and relatives would come from Emery to meet Mayfield and Gunnison people from Sanpete. Romances usually thrived then and good times and much visiting was enjoyed. One cannot say too much about the quality of the people in Mayfield. The Forest Service started in 1907 to protect the values on the mountain, and 30
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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 325731
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n014pd/325731