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...

The Move South

Outside events would soon cause disruption of normal life in all the northern settlements. The Utah War, in which no battles were actually fought, resulted in a mass dislocation of people called “The Move South.” In the...