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A Tribute to My Grandparents

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s60863fm
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title A Tribute to My Grandparents
Description A TRIBUTE TO MY GRANDPARENTS Unice McCurdy Senior Second Place Personal Recollection A family difference in Hansen and Anna Hans was born July Gunnison. Utah March 15, 1868 in had ten children ancestors. Hans C Margaret (Nielsen) 14, l865 in Fort Anna was born Manti, Utah They Hostilities ceased enough in 1870 that Hans's folks decided to move from Fort Gunnison As they did. Chief Black Hawk's daughter scared five-year-old Hans by picking him up to put moccasins on his feet Hansens were fair with everyone The Indians were friends 5 On New Year's Eve in 1953, the band had a job in the little raining town of Hiawatha, southwest of Price, Utah It was a "midnight frolic " December 31st came on Sunday that year, so the dance started al midnight The band was excited as we had a guarantee of $500-five hundred dollars' Hal did a little math and figured that each score that we played was worth five dollars Every time we finished a tune he proclaimed. "Well, I just made a five dollar bill " Each member of the band earned $100 that night.and even though we played until 4 00 a m it was a great night 11 was the biggest payday the band had ever known' Well, with the onset of rock music and modern dance styles, a particular era of dancing and dance orchestras had come and gone A wonderful period of Sanpete's musical history had been written All of those great dance halls- the Armada. Millstream. Dreamland. Queen City, Palisade. Redmonto. Shady Dell and Purple Haze-have faded into the past But fond memories still linger, and as the song made famous by Dean Martin says. "Memories Are Made Of This" Documentation Personal Discussions With 1 McLloyd Erickson - Ephraim, Utah 2 Earl Erickson- Ogden, Utah 3 Jean Hulme Smith - Provo, Utah 4 Hal Edwards - Richfield, Utah Helen A Wilson- Manit, Utah Song Of A Century-pp 86 Personal Knowledge
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326237
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326237