Early History-Business-Industries in Our Town

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
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Title Early History-Business-Industries in Our Town
Description THE PIONEER HOTEL was built by Bishop Robert L. Johnson and his wife, Polly Ann Johnson, in 1862. Today it is the home of the late Urban S. Madsen Family, located at 100 West 300 North. Across from this hotel was the Bishop's Storehouse the home of the late Lynn and Ida Oldroyd. The second hotel was the SOREN AND CAROLINE LOFT CHRISTIANSEN HOTEL. Mr. Christiansen was bora December 26, 1830, and died in Fountain Green March 18, 1922, at the age of 91. His wifewasboro in 1836 and died in 1899. Both were bom in Denmark. The home was later owned by their son, Bishop Christian John Christiansen, and then by Joseph R. and Hilda Christiansen. It is now owned by Ralph Green and wife Idonna. It is located at 88 South 100 West. The third hotel, THE FOUNTAIN GREEN HOTEL, was built in 1905-1907 by Carl and Christina Jacobson Anderson. Later it was owned by their daughter, Alverda A Llewellyn, and now by Shirley L. Moss, as family homes, not a hotel. There were many other businesses: the Livery Stable, Ice House, Confectionery, horses; all were owned and operated by Hyrum and his wife, Ada Carter Anderson. The Anderson's son, Raymond, gives the following information: "Father owned and operated an ice house, so necessary in those days. I have his big ice saw, eight feet long, used to cut ice at the Cedar Hill Pond. They also had thirty horses, cutters for fun winter rides, and surreys . .. 'Surrey with die Fringe on Top!' They had a store, meat market and the popular Confectionery." Remember the Confectionery, you folks? Such a popular place on Sundays, after dances and picture shows. Ice cream cones, 5 cents; banana splits-big ones, twenty-five cents; strawberry soda water, five cents for a bottle or a glass. Of course, all the other goodies, too. Meet Eliza Maria Bischoff Anderson, owner and operator of several successful businesses. She accomplished many things in her lifetime, finished school. She taught school, married John Anderson in 1888, and they started their own businesses: a post office in their home for sixteen years; a grocery store; a hotel for four years; and a furniture store. She was active in the ward organizations and choir. Much of the work she had to do herself, for her husband died at an early age, thirty-three. n
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324548
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