Courthouses of Sanpete County

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Courthouses of Sanpete County
Description COURTHOUSES OF SANPETE COUNTY Eleanor Peterson Madsen 295 East 100 North - Box 87-5 Ephraim, UT 8462 7 Professional Division Third Place Historical Essay The Sanpete County Courthouse is an impressive bui 1 Qm g, now a newly re mode led s t iru c t ure, Trie blend in "artistic workmanship in a solid and well-constructed monumental building, a credit to the people of this valley." Many years have gone and there are few who still remember the first buildings on the courthouse block. Just a month after Sanpete County was organized the first court convened March 30, 1851. It was' held in an old Schoolhouse, a one-room rock building that stood on the northwest corner of the present courthouse block. Judge George Peacock presided. Although the times and buildings have changed, purposes remain about the same. One of the prime purposes in enlarging the courthouse in 1985 was to provide more space and more adequate jail facilities. A parallel is seen in the report given in the Deseret News for April 4, I860, SANPETE COUNTY JAIL The number of lawbreakers having increased reformers came into the territory, it has been considered necessary by the County Court of Sanpete County to build a jail for the accommodation and safekeeping of prisoners and thieves and others accused of crime. An appropriation has been nade for that purpose and the work commenced and so far advanced that there are two cells nearly or quite completed. The building is 25 by 30 feet, two stories high, built with walls three feet thick--estiraated cost $4,000. 6
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