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Moroni Feed Company

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title Moroni Feed Company
Description The hardware store was enlarged with a new addition in the fall of 1996 The inventory includes hardware, veterinary supplies, and many other items. With such a successful present, it is easy to forget the humble beginnings of the turkey industry in Sanpete County, which began in the 1920's. Several individual farmers tried raising a few birds on their own farms. They grew the grain, hatched the eggs, grew the turkeys and processed the birds themselves. As the turkey industry struggled to get started, the Great Depression hit The People's Sugar Company, the area's main manufacturing and agricultural business closed prior to 1930. The Bank of Moroni closed in 1931. Other banks in Sanpete also closed. There was a tremendous need to find a way to make a living in Sanpete. Members of the Moroni Lions Club, including Dr WE Dice (then mayor), Ernest R. Anderson, Cleon Anderson, Elmo Irons, Rodney Anderson, and Eldon Westenskow, persuaded Utah Poultry to build a modem processing plant in Moroni. This would provide a more expeditious way of processing the turkeys. Eleven courageous and far-sighted turkey- Pioneer Opera House was first feed mill for Moroni Feed Co. Manager was bent Monson- Photo. Ida O. Donaldson raisers had a dream of incorporating They felt that, by working together, they could improve their present conditions and build a financial future for the area. Those men were W.L. Morley, Marion 134
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Identifier 144_Moroni Feed Company.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326452
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326452