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
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Early History-Business-Industries in Our Town
Description Mrs. Anderson was born in Big Cottonwood, Utah, in 1867. She died in 1923. THE BRICKYARD: The natural clay deposits of this area made it possible to produce a brick superior to any other found in the state at that time. The bricks were used here, and many carloads were shipped to the Eastern States each year. The mail lo thank for this industry is John Green, grandfather of Reed Green of Fountain Green. John Green was born in England in 1835 and immigrated to America in 1854 and to Fountain Green in 1859. Here he had his own yard, fine clay, and lime kiln. Some of his bricks are still standing in homes, and particularly in sheds about town. He died here in 1917. CARPENTER: A skilled and talented carpenter was Andrew Peter Anderson, grandfather of our Avis Anderson. He was born in Sweden in August 12, 1860. He married Selma Charlotte Anderson, also bora in Sweden. In 1887, they, with their two daughters, came to America. He was a carpenter, builder, and the city sexton for many years. He had a large lumberyard and was an expert al making coffins. Avis remembers her grandfather, and how she loved to climb on his big piles of lumber. She also well remembers his little black purse, and bow he would take it from his pocket and give her a nickel. She felt rich. The home still stands, down the lane about 10 West and 450 South. It is now owned by the three sons of granddaughter Elaine Fahmi, and is used as a summer home for their families. There were many other industries to learn about: the dairies, garage, service station, and the stores. All important, all doing so well. However, our time is short, so, till later, we've learned much about the early history of our town and its wonderful people. The learning helps us to appreciate our city, and its choice people. We owe them much for all they did that we now enjoy. Sources: THESE OUR FATHERS Interview with relatives and citizens in town. My own Fountain Green History The Mary Aagard sheep history.
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
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Date Created 2005-02-19
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