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 The new modem, mechanized detention quarters are controlled on panels in the county law enforcement dispatch office. The old Schoolhouse served a long and colorful history, being used as late as 1928 or after by the County Treasurer and Assessor for a room in which tax rolls and notices were prepared. The Ephraim Enterprise for October 25, 19 35, describes the enthusiasm of the people and the problems that were encountered as the courthouse construction was begun. Impressive and colorful services marked the laying of the cornerstone of the new Sanpete County Courthouse at Manti Friday. Culminating a courthouse drive lasting over a period of three score years, the occasion marked the completion of the foundation structure and the beginning of the walls which are to be laid with Sanpete's magnificent white oolite, cut to a near marble smoothness. Six county bands in gay uniforms maneuvered and played in the parade preceding the ceremony. The cornerstone was laid by Frank Maylett, Chairman of the County Commissioners. ¦ . The article explained that a long extended drouth preceding the depression made the building of the courthouse with its attendant tax burden an impossible venture. After months of planning, interviewing and figuring how to make the project work and how to make it fit into the government outlay, a system was devised, obstacles overcome and the foundation commenced. The building started in the spring with an appropriation of $17,000 from the FERA for excavation and quarrying. The labor was supplied by men on relief rolls and materials were quarried in the Sanpete quarries and the timber hauled from "her own mountains." The estimated eventual cost was $145,000 with only a fraction to be borne by the county. The courthouse when finished consisted of a basement and two stories, with 174,900 cubic feet of floor space. It was 98 percent fireproof. The custodian at that time estimated that "there is s
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