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Lillie's On the Main Drag in Sterling

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title Lillie's On the Main Drag in Sterling
Description when men's quality western wear was the issue which drew many customers. Sterling men and boys all had a Miller Shirt, Stetson Hat, Justin Boots and a small tie in matching colors to turn your head. A young boy in the 1940s loved to buy levi's. In Sterling Evan had Lee Riders brand and Ray Otten Levi Strauss brand. The boy tried on the pants at both stores and picked the Lee Riders. They measured 2" too big in the waist and 2" too long at the bottom. He said he could tighten his belt and fold up the cuff and he would be fine. He always thought he just had a poor shape. That's loyalty! Evan had a flair for the western clothing as well as the music. Evan spent a considerable amount of time on the local mountains initialing a few trees and herding sheep with his father. But in the last twenty years, the store has been lovingly called "Lillie's" or even "Lillie's." When Evan was a young lad. he said. "When I get a little bigger. I'm going to get me a banjo and head for the west desert." He did get the banjo and learned to play it, but he didn't head for the west desert. Instead he stayed in Sterling, courted and married his school days sweetheart, Lillie Larson. They together built a home, a store and raised three fine children. Their children. Bill and Sheldon, are known for their talents in playing guitars and banjos and singing. Also. Sheldon had talent with leather, even leather pictures. Daughter, Nedra, and her late husband, Ace Allred, were key workers at Hill Air Force Base where Nedra retired recently. Carloyn and Wilma, wives of the boys, are also talented in music, sewing, and reciting. Evan and Lillie have a posterity of ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and are a close knit family. In Car and. Drivers Popular Magazine, an article appeared in 1990. covering highway 89 starting at Canada and following this picturesque highway to the Arizona-Mexican border. "Just at sunset, coming through Sanpete County, loving the spreading valley of Central Utah, a rosy glow grasped us. In Sterling, we stopped at the little Thomas Grocery on the hill where they do a land-office business with truckers and pickups who stop for refreshments regularly." In bold letters, the September. 1992. issue of the Ephraim Enterprise featured an article about an event at Snow College on the football field at half-time: "Lillie Thomas was honored with President Gerald Day speaking. 62
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Identifier 071_Lillie's On the Main Drag in Sterling.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326734
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326734