Black and white photo that shows the Co-op Store, parts of Main Street, and more of the town

Agriculture and Industry Before the Co-op

Agricultural Economy Agriculture, including raising livestock, was the major force in the local economy, with Box Elder residents branching out into the nearby countryside. In the 1850s most planting and harvesting was...

19th Century Transportation

Transportation was still based upon horses, both for freight, business and personal use. This kept many in business, noted by advertisements in an 1898 Brigham Bugler: H. E. Bowring with harnesses, saddles and other...