Utah Square Dance History (JPG)

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Utah Square Dance History (JPG)


Traditional Western (pre-1940); Transitional/Western 1940s; Modern Western 1960 - 1974


The June 28, 1973 issue of the Deseret News (a Mormon-owned daily newspaper published in Salt Lake City) contained a supplement on the 22nd National Square Dance Convention. The article on Utah square dance history (on page 2-S) gives interesting information that is hard to find elsewhere. Its authors, Wendell and Celia Taylor, learned to square dance in 1945 from a local teacher, Helen Anderson, who had attended one of Lloyd "Pappy" Shaw's classes at the College of the Pacific in California.


Wendell and Celia Taylor


Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Date Created

June 28, 1973


Tony Parkes

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USA, Utah, Salt Lake City

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