Category - 1850-1900

Lumber and Hardware Stores

Charles Squires and John Forsgren, both of whom had been apprentices in the Co-op cabinet shop, were among the first to open a private business on Main Street, a two-room frame building located on the northeast corner...

Charles W. Knudson

Fruit and produce shipping to Idaho and Montana was a lucrative business. Among the most successful in the shipping business was Charles W. Knudson, who traveled to Butte, Montana, in 1881 to develop a market for the...

Street Names

Current Original Forest Street Locust Street 100 North North Street 200 North North Wall 300 North Columbia Street 400 North Cambridge Street 500 North Chestnut Street 600 North Vine Street 700 North Pine Street 100...

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...

1860 Census

The 1860 Census recorded the following data: Name of each person in household Personal Description – Age – Sex – Color – Birthplace – Married within previous year – Deaf, dumb, blind...

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...

Life In Brigham City 1855-1859

For most residents the safety and convenience of this central (fort) location was satisfactory, especially since many also had five-acre plots in the Big Field set aside for farming. The city lots were large enough for...

Midwives and Medicine

Care of the sick was an immediate need, a role left primarily to the women of the family, and most common illnesses were treated with home remedies brewed of barks, herbs, or common household solutions. A doctor or...

Box Elder Fort

Indian relations had been peaceful on the local scene, it was not so throughout the territory. Due to this concern, an order from Brigham Young, delivered in July 1853, by a Major Moore, urged the settlers to again move...

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