Statehood at Last

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Statehood at Last
Description January 10. 1896 "At last we have Statehood, and indeed I make use of my capabilities of writing 'State' every chance I have. Last Monday. Jan. 6th. 1896, was celebrated in honor of the entrance of Utah into the Union. The 4th inst. [instance] was the day old Grover [President Graver Cleveland] signed the Proclamation. "Hem! 1 was dressed in white and powdered to represent Utah. 12 little girls, with crowns reading 'Utah Our Pride' sat beneath my throne. Yes. indeed. 1 felt delicious! "Meeting commenced at 11 a.m. Not very long but good- Mr. McDaniels gave the Oration which was excellent. He could have used a little more oratory with effect but his sentiments were splendid. "After meeting the Band, girls and committee had dinner at Jensens. Had a nice time. "Played croquet. The dance was miserable, went home at 11 o' clock-I'm tired. Goodnight" [Women's Franchise was a Statehood bonus that resulted in mixed feelings. ] "The other eve I was put in as one of the School Trustees. Chris Jensen-my dear friend [?)--was the very first to object to a lady [being on the board of education] on account of building a school house-I was defeated--I am only indignant that my first Political right to vote was defeated~and that too by men who were the first to sign the Franchise for ladies." November 26, 1896 Thanksgiving "Well-it would be awful if 1 forgot to mention Election Day. Was the first lady in town to vote and I cast my ballot for the wrong party--McKinley." Bibliography This six-year diary relates events in a small Mormon community (Elsinore, Utah). These records were recently "unearthed" in time for the Statehood events of 1996. Her writings contain a three page, handwritten oration that she composed and delivered during the January 6. 1896 celebration. Kate Marquardson (Kathryn Marquardson Kirkman) is ray mother. She lived in Ephraim, with Glen and Virginia Nielson family, in her later years. "Old Grover" indicates the attitude of the people, due to Grover Cleveland's delay in signing the Proclamation of Statehood. 4
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326657
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