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Andrew Christian Nielson Jr Builder, Contractor, Teacher, Husband, Father

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326335
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm

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Title Andrew Christian Nielson Jr Builder, Contractor, Teacher, Husband, Father
Description Hall at First South and Main Streets in Ephraim During the tens and twenties it was the most elegant dance hall in Utah south of Salt Lake City. It was named Dreamland in the late twenties Chris, in cooperation with Hans Peterson, John Graves. Andrew Hanson, Parley Hanson, Leo Stevenson, John Johnson and others, started the Ephraim Sanitary Canning Co Chris also contracted to build the West View Irrigation Canal which conveys water from the Sevier River to the West Bench of Sevier Valley between Axtell and Fayette This job was finished in 1918 with horses and manpower No tractors were used, and many Ephraimites with teams of horses were employed In 1919-20 Chris contracted to lay about 4 miles of sidewalk throughout the back streets of Ephraim Tom Christensen, Clay Quinn, George Thorpe and others were the expert cement finishers In 1922 Chris Nielson and Axel Christiansen were the contractors to build the Manti High School, the Mayfield Elementary School and the Ephraim High School Gymnasium The work was done on schedule and, as 1 recall, at a cost of $750,000 In 1923 a school house at Clarion, west of Gunnison, was built by Chris Many of the homes in Ephraim were planned and built J N. Hansen's, Ed Thorpe's, Eph Peterson's to name a few Along with the building business, Chris and his family operated farms to raise peas for canning, chickens for egg production, and turkeys for Thanksgiving. All these enterprises were pursued primarily for the basic purpose of supporting the family In 1895 Chris married Julia Christensen, the daughter of C C A Christensen To them were born Eva Joy and Andrew Julia died shortly after Andrew was born Chris then married Teckia Pauline Christensen, Julia's half sister and the youngest daughter of C C A Christensen's first wife in polygamy Pauline had five sons and one daughter George, Mary, Robert, Sheldon, Woodrow and Evan Chris, with the support of his wife Pauline, insisted that the children learn to work, have discipline, ambition, integrity and a good education in order to make out in this competitive society He spent long hours under the single electric light above our kitchen table helping us learn to read, write, add. multiply and divide He taught all his children the importance of skills necessary to do a job and earn a living 67 A C Nielson, Jr. and wife, Teckla Pauline
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326241
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326241