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Born in 1897

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Born in 1897
Description She attended Hamilton School and North Sanpete High School. At age 78, when she told me her history, she fondly remembered her favorite teachers. Her teachers at Hamilton School were Cora Ward, P. M. Nielsen, J W. Anderson and Milon Anderson. Her teachers at North Sanpete High School were Mrs. Ryan, Mr. J.M. Boyden, C. L. Stewart and Mariam Nielson. pictures courtesy of Sharon Stauffer Would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year, 1997. When she was fourteen years old, she went out and did housework for $2 00 or $2 50 a week. Her sister, Delia, worked at the Progress Mercantile Store in Mt Pleasant In 1915. when Delia got married, Velma took her job at The Progress How could she have known this was the first step in her career in merchandising? In 1940 she opened a dress shop of her own next to the Overland Hotel It was called the Overland Dress Shop Then she moved to Main Street and opened a shop called Velma's Dress Shop After moving to Salt Lake City she made her living as a "sales lady" for J.C. Penny's (where she worked for 10 years), Aucrbach's, Castlcton's and The Pairs In her history she wrote, "While working at The Progress, I remember the day the Armistice was signed. We rode the fire engine around town. Then we went in Ronald Nielson's car to Moroni and clear to Ephraim. There was a long row of cars celebrating the end of 39
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Identifier 049_Born in 1897.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326555
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326555