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Union Roller Mills - Fairview

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6wh2n45
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45

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Title Union Roller Mills - Fairview
Description Still other problems entered into the matter of success- ful operation. With only part-time operation and full-time labor and other expenses, the mill had to produce the utmost yield and quality. Thirty-five to thirty-eight pounds of good flour from a bushel of wheat was not sufficient yield. The mill must be made to produce 42 to 45 pounds. This be-came the miller's problem and was very hard to do. Mr. Rasmussen was apparently having difficulty in this regard. Toward, the late '90's the mill was on the losing side again. As a result of one of the board meetings, a member, Mr. John Walker, was assigned to go to Mt. Pleasant and take training at the mill there. Upon his return he became the third miller. Following a brief period as an employed miller, he and his son, Hans P. Hansen, leased the mill (about 1897). Mr. Walker had the know-how of milling and soon had the insti-tution on the profit side of the ledger again. About two years later, in the summer of 1899, Mr. Walker found himself handicapped for the need of help. His son had been called on a mission for the Church and he was alone. As as result of this loss, he employed a young man by the name of Lindsey E. Brady to assist him. Brother Walker, as he was known by his many friends, felt the absence of his son to the extent that he tendered his lease to his assistant on July 1st, 1900. Mr. Brady, father of the writer, then became the fourth miller at UNION ROLLER MILLS, or Fairview's sixth, Elam Cheney being the first and his son, most likely, the second. Mr. Brady immediately moved his family into the home on the mill property and successfully operated the institution for eight years. The writer, being eight years of age at the time of moving to the nill, lived through many fond experiences and teachings during that part of his life. To him, fond memories of these experiences are most dear and sacred. At the con-elusion of this eight-year period, Mr. Brady had acquired a new home and additional farm property. Therefore, he termi-nated his lease of the mill on July 1, 1906. Again the lease came into the hands of the Walker family. Brother Walker's son, Hans P. Hansen, took over and success-fully operated for the next four years, when the church again called him to a great responsibility, that of serving as bis-hop of the Fairview Ward. This new Church calling divided his time to the extent that help at the mill became necessary. Mr. Brady was considered and again brought into the business, this time as a partner. It seemed the mill income did not warrant a partnership, so it was of short duration. -110-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325494
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6wh2n45/325494