Carl Wold

“Infobox officeholder”
name Carl Wold
order 27th
office Mayor of Brigham City
term_start October 15, 1941
term_end January 7, 1946
predecessor Alf L. Freeman
successor Rulon Baron

After Alf Freeman resigned as Mayor to become Principal of Box Elder High School, the City Council appointed Carl Wold to fill Freeman’s unexpired term. He was Mayor during World War II, which brought dramatic changes to Brigham City. Bushnell Hospital was completed and dedicated in October 1942, and Mayor Wold was one of the speakers at the event. People from various backgrounds came as employees or patients at Bushnell, many of them staying and making Brigham City their home.
Mayor Wold’s projects included an upgrade of the community’s water system and the declaration of June 3-9 as Sugar Beet Thinning Emergency Relief Week during which all businesses and offices were closed until noon each day so employees could join school students in saving the new crop.
City leaders paid for a full-page ad in the Deseret News to promote a benefit performance by entertainers Bob Hope and Bing Crosby for Bushnell Hospital. The proceeds were spent on a golf course to be built on the Bushnell property for convalescent soldiers.
A highlight for the Mayor and his wife Edna was the christening of the cargo vessel SS Brigham Victory in the San Francisco Bay. Mrs. Wold christened the ship, and her husband operated the lever that launched it.


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