Ephraim's United Order

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
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 323884
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Title Ephraim's United Order
Description Ephraim United Order Mercantile Institution." Placed above this was a painted beehive encircled with the words "Holiness to the Lord." This building was erected as a full-service outlet for the church and would deal only with goods delivered by the parent company or with local products such as beef and mutton from cooperative herds. The main floor housed a post office on the south side. Produce, farm implements, fabric, books, clothing, factory shoes, and numerous other items, including some luxuries as lace, ribbon and candy, occupied the remaining area. Merchandise exchanged hands through trade, credit, labor, cash or script that could be used as legal tender in Ephraim. Sggs, butter and flour comprised the common means of exchange. These items needed to be marketed regularly. Market Row on First South in Salt Lake was the primary outlet. A Mr. Dorious and three young men received a contract to sell the produce. They lined the sides of their wagon with sacks of flour, for "it always remained cool." The eggs were stored in boxes of oatmeal and the butter was placed in the center. The Co-op was a valuable and popular city center. At one time "this store carried stock valued at 317,000 and did ^40,000 in business annually" besides buying and shipping grain. An outside open stairway (that later had a door installed) on the store's south side, was lighted by a coal-oil lamp suspended at the top. This stairway opened into a spacious upper room with a stage on the west end and a balcony on the east. This was the Relief Society Hall, an amusement center and the site of religious and town gatherings. A great variety of activities took place there, church meetings, dances, receptions. Home dramatics, featuring local talent 15
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323767
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