Comments for Keepapitchinin, the Mormon History blog http://www.keepapitchinin.org Where our past is never very long ago Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:53:16 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477452 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:53:16 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477452 Sorry, Tod, I’ve necessarily been very careful to remove any trace of the letter that was written on any posted letterhead, and giving any sort of citation would undo that necessary precaution.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Tod Robbins http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477446 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:27:38 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477446 Yes! More goods to pass along to the family! Ardis, can you send me a message with the citation for these?

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477439 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:49:26 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477439 Interesting. I had no idea. I suppose you just picked up your phone and asked the operator to connect you to Lester Park & Bro. (Now we just tell our smartphones to do that–we’ve come full circle, almost.)

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477438 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:01:42 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477438 There were two phone systems, Wasatch and, um, um, I forget the other — Independent, maybe? or I may have my eras wrong. Your number depended on which system you were connected to. I’m not sure how the systems worked together, if they did — maybe that’s something you want to dig out.

In any case, I think the letterhead is telling us that the Park Bros. could be reached through either phone system.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477437 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:35:26 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477437 I’m curious about what “Both Phones” means. It sounds as if they’re saying that there are just two phones in SLC in 1916, and they can be reached on both of them.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477435 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:22:50 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477435 Not so famous, eh?

Entertainers — actors, singers, vaudeville, and early film producers — took their acts on the road, often under the management of a company that arranged for dates and theaters, and sent someone ahead of the acts to post advertising. These were “circuits” (same idea as the old Methodist “circuit riders”). I never heard of the “famous” Pumpkin Vine, but I assume that was one of these management companies.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Lester Park & Bro., 1912 by Frank Pellett http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/i-take-up-my-pen-lester-park-bro-1912/comment-page-1/#comment-1477434 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:10:46 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27331#comment-1477434 Anyone know what the famous “Pumpkin Vine Circuits” were?

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Comment on A Few [Gentile Recorded] Minutes in London, September 1857 by Alison http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/a-few-gentile-recorded-minutes-in-london-september-1857/comment-page-1/#comment-1477432 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:58:47 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27347#comment-1477432 The British press: they haven’t changed much.

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Comment on A Few [Gentile Recorded] Minutes in London, September 1857 by Grant http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/26/a-few-gentile-recorded-minutes-in-london-september-1857/comment-page-1/#comment-1477429 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:05:06 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27347#comment-1477429 Well, “right as taters” is about the best justification of historical polygamy I’ve ever heard.

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Comment on “I Take Up My Pen”: Granite Stake Carnival Committee, 1930 by bfwebster http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2015/03/25/i-take-up-my-pen-granite-stake-carnival-committee-1930/comment-page-1/#comment-1477428 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:15 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=27245#comment-1477428 “It can be done” — unofficial motto of ward activities committees everywhere.

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