History comes alive when someone is able to not only read about the past, but also able to visit the places, see the artifacts, appreciate the images, read the actual words. For most people, history starts with learning about their family or their community. Imagine trying to discover your genealogy without anything tangible to search. Preservation of our heritage is a vital link to cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies — all of the things that quite literally make us who we are. History plays a vital role in our everyday lives. We learn from our past in order to achieve greater influence over our future. History serves as a model of who to be and who not to be — of what to champion and what to avoid. Every day, decision-making around the world is based on what came before us.Why? ~~~ Because history matters. ~~~ Steve Berry
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
July 15, 1931, the Mt. Pleasant Commercial and Savings Bank closed its doors, and July 20th, the North Sanpete Bank failed to open.
and Zions Bancorporation announced according to (UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934) that BancWest
Corporation would acquire 68 Zions and First Security branches and
associated deposits and loans in Utah and Idaho. The sale was required to
ensure that the merger of equals of First Security and Zions would not have any anti-competitive effect in any market to be served by the new First Security.
Mt. Pleasant now has two banks and one credit union to serve its population.
Wells Fargo Bank of Mt. Pleasant is now located in the building where First Security built in 1972 on the corner of first west and Main Street. (110 West Main Street)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Louisa B. - - - - - - - - - - August 10, 1861
(excerpts taken from the Madsen Family History)
(also, Hilda Madsen Longsdorf Home, a daughter)
On December 9, 1900, Mt. Pleasant was divided into two wards, the North and the South. The original South ward chapel was built and dedicated in 1908. Lars P. Madsen was made Bishop, with Thomas West and Joseph Seeley as counselors of the North ward, and James Larsen, Bishop, with Christian Johansen and James Monsen as counselors of the South ward.
February 23, 1937, the South Ward L. D. S. Chapel was destroyed by fire, and on Sunday, March 27th, the corner stone for the new chapel laid. Although the new building was not complete, the opening social was held there May 12, 1939. In excavating for the new building, it was found that all that had been placed in the corner stone of the former building had decayed and the cement box had filled with moisture.
Rocks from the old building were used in constructing the west wall at the cemetery, a W. P. A. project.
1877, W. S. Seely, Bishop; Counselors, Jacob Christensen, Wm. F.
Reynolds, C. N. Lund, Peter Mogensen (Monsen).
MT. PLEASANT SOUTH WARD
December 1900, James Larsen, Bishop; Christian Johansen and
James Monsen, Counselors.
1923, A. Merz, Bishop; A. E. Mcintosh and J. W. Anderson, Counselors.
1914, A. E. Mcintosh, Bishop; Clarence Stewart, Kimbal Johansen, Mads Anderson and Louis A. Peterson, Counselors.
1926, Andrew L. Peterson, Bishop; Clarence Stewart and Joseph Johansen, Counselors.
(Excepts taken from the Mt. Pleasant book by Hilda Madsen Longsdorf)
Photos available at the Mt. Pleasant Relic Home
"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage - to know who we are and where we have come from."