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They Played with Spirit

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title They Played with Spirit
Description At school some kids tried to tell me there was no Santa Claus. I firmly declared there was. Soon there were more kids around me, most of them laughing, others earnestly trying to convince me, but I fought them all because I knew. I still remember and savor the special memories of my Uncle Santa. He was a good man who put forth a lot of effort to make sweet memories on Christmas Eve for many people in Sanpete. Authors's Rememberance Nida S. Reynolds Erma O. Reynolds THEY PLAYED WITH SPIRIT Rose Mclff Non Professinal Third Place Personal Recollection The Sterling Martial Band consisted of four original players, two drums and two fifes. The drums were played by Charlie Peterson and Charlie Funk, and the fifes were played by Elmer and Eric Ludvigson Later on, their boys, Clint, Lafe, and John Lee Ludvigson, came in to help when they were needed It was a custom to play and serenade each home at 6:00 am on the mornings of the 4th and 24th of July. They were met by the family going out to meet them. They were at first on a wagon and later on a pick-up truck often with red, white and blue lettering. They were given homemade ice cream, homemade root beer with ice saved in the ice house for such an occasion. "Ham and Eggs," "Round the Hill," and "Marching through Georgia" were some of our favorite tunes. When the Utah Centennial celebrated Utah's 100-year-old birthday in 1947, the band was asked to come to Salt Lake and be part of the traditional 24th of July parade and festivities of that year They were met at the Newhouse Hotel where they were 43
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326348
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326348