The Big Pioneer Store

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
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 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
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Title The Big Pioneer Store
Description Sometimes it was fortunate for the passengers that the train was slow moving. It happened once that the baggage car came uncoupled from the engine and the travel-ers were left sitting awhile as the engine continued on its merry way oblivious to what had happened to its load. The baggage car that carried the mail was an important part of the early train. Many people enjoyed the walk to the depot to see their letters safely on their way. In the earliest days when coal was shipped from Wales, kerosene, sugar, salt, molasses, and dry goods were brought back to the Sanpete communities. Later, freight cars carried livestock, wool, and grain from the valley and brought other needed merchandise, thus greatly improving the econoniy of Sanpete County. The Denver and Rio Grande railway purchased the Sanpete Valley line in the early 1900's, and shortly after that discontinued the road from the Morrison mine and from Manti to Ephriam. At a still later date, they discontinued that portion of the Sanpete Valley branch extending from just north of Moroni to Nephi. The only part of the Sanpete Valley line now in operation is that from Ephraim to Moroni. There are still those who remember and have nostalgic memories of the Sanpete Valley railway whenever a long, low, clear whistle is heard across the west meadows. References: "History of Sanpete and Emery Counties" "These Our Fathers." "Song of a Century." "Inventory of County Archives." "Sanpete County Fair Book 1970-1973." Leslie L. Madsen and L.M. Kjar THE BIG PIONEER STORE Pearie M. Olsen Salt Lake City, Utah Second Place Essay Professional Division Some people in Mt. Pleasant or in Sanpete County, Utah, may be unaware of the fact that for a period of over twenty years there was a Z.C.M.I. branch store in Mt. Pleasant-and that it occupied three different locations during those years. I sometimes heard my father speak of the old store known by that name, and I became interested in its history as I learned that the large red brick building I knew to be the Union Store had once housed the early Z.C.M.I. in the years of my father's youth. The Union Store in Mt. Pleasant stood on the present site of the Doughboy monument and the Armory Hall on Main and State streets. It faced south, and I -13-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324139
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