Relic Home and Blacksmith Shop

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pioneer Day ~ Mt. Pleasant Historical Association ~ 2014 ~ Big Success



Oldest Lady in attendance was Verla Marx.






Oldest Gentleman in attendance was Francis Carlson.

















It has been the tradition of each Annual Pioneer Day since its beginning to honor the oldest man and oldest lady in attendance. This year Verla Marx at 9? and Francis Carlson at age 9? took the honors.  Each received a corsage and boutonnière from Roxey Washburn, board member of the association.

We had a very good attendance. Almost all chairs were filled.  All those over 80 years old received a free lunch as well as a flower.  


The program theme was "Who Shot the Sheriff?".  The theme was taken from the shooting of Lon Larsen on main street by Hiram BeBee back in 1945.  Much speculation and diverse history has been drummed up from the event.  Some have claimed that Bebee was the "Sundance Kid".  The years don't match nor the DNA. Hiram Bebee was none other than Hiram Bebee.  He was pardoned from the death penalty and spent the rest of his life in prison.



Mt. Pleasant Pyramid November 26, 1948
Reva Cox Fillis and Son



L to R:  Dave Gunderson, Mary Louise Seamons, Deborah Seamons and Kathryn Gunderson


L to R:  Darlene Frandsen Blackham and Donna Graham Brunger

Cousins  Madsen: Linda and Dora


L to R:  Donna Brunger, Kathy Hafen, Judith Jackson, Darlene Blackham, Roxey Washburn, LaRue Beck Stewart

More to come.............


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ephraim Madsen History and Artwork. Taken from the Johanna Madsen Hafen Collection


Their First Home  ~  Ephraim Madsen, Artist

My father's name was Peter Madsen of Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah.  In 1879 there were a dozen families each took a homestead, and 160 acres on a swampland called the town's herd ground.  It was then owned by the Territory of Mexico.  In a loghouse there, I Ephraim A. Madsen was born in 1881.  In Grover Cleveland's panic, we signed a note of $200 to buy machinery. The note holder caused a cattle sale; 20 cows were sold for $8.00 a head.  There were eight children and we were now on our own, to starve or leave home for work.

In 1903, I attended Fairbank's School of Landscape Painting.  That Spring I bade my class goodbye.  A week later I was in our sheep camp on the west desert.  On the inside cover of the wagon I painted eight pictures. A neighbor sheepman, John H. Stansfield copied my paintings; he became a famous artist.  I was called the "Desert Artist".  Years later he painted our sheep camp dogs.  He said:  "I give you this painting because you gave me one-half of your colored pencils 20 years ago on the desert, near the Nevada State line."

I have written poems of my life.  Now, in 1963,I have made paintings from each poemand the home where I was born; also, sheep camps and herds on the desert and Manti Forest, etc.

In 1907 I married Thurza Whitlick.  We took up a homestead in 1909. It was named Grand View Sheep and Wheat Farm at Hill Top.  There we built a cabin.  It was our first home.  There I lambed the sheep.  Thurza was the camp tender.  We fed thousands of fat lambs from the Manti Forest.  We had to live there three years to raise grain, from the bushel of wheat called Can Red.  It was bred in Kansas and it soon covered our farm,  much of our county and the State of Utah.  It won for us 50 blue ribbons at the State Fair and the Ogden seed show, and ninth prize at the Chicago Seed Show.  It made your bread better, and could add up to a million bushels now.

I have collected woodwork no carpenter can excel; a collection of rocks that tell the history of the western states.  On our summer range I have carved animals on trees.  From the trees I have cut off the bark:  an elephant in 1900, a fox in 1933, a grizzly bear in 1945, my own picture in 1914.  I have written a book of my sheep and farm life, a book of our travels from ocean to ocean, and a book of thrills and spills.  We have chairs that came from Denmark.  I have many other hobbies.

My biggest value is my family.  My wife has everything to live with me 56 years.  Our children have never caused us sorrow.  We lost Allan in World War II.  Karma lives at Tacoma, Eve at Boise, Lloyd at Ogden and LaVon lives here. We pray for health to enjoy everything God has blessed us with from now until then.



Homecoming at Mt. Pleasant  ~ April 9, 1952
The Madsen family gave the program.  I, Ephraim A. Madsen was the only one alive at the meeting of five Madsen families that settled Mt. Pleasant in 1859.  
A meeting was held  to organize a Madsen Family Reunion.  Mina and I had 50 books like this one to give Mother Madsen's families.  I hope this book will be of value to your community.



More to come.......

Friday, March 28, 2014


Meeting held March 2th 1878.
Opened with singing and prayer by Sister Peel.
Minutes from former meeting were read and accepted. Disbursements and donations were read; also the temple donations.

Sister Morrison then stood and read a letter that was sent to her about our share towards the book printed, "Women of Mormon Home"(?)  Sister Wells related in a kind letter to Sister Morrison that our share was acknowledged but Sister L.R. Snow thought it best to sell the first edition and bring forth the next edition then the sisters could have their share and divided in books (?). But  if they wished, the books would be handed out to them now.  It was moved and seconded that our share should remain there  until the second edition.

Sister Morrison appointed a quilting bee on March 12 for the temple. She also made some remarks about raising of silk, and said that now is the time to take those things to considerigen (consideration) and to plant out Mulberry trees in time.  She hoped that others would make an effort..... good Sister Peterson has left, and exhorted the sisters in truth and faithfulness in the gospel.  She then gave place for the sisters to bear their testimonies.

Sister Peel bore a faithful testimony and felt glad that we were prepared to fulfill the wants and needs of the poor. She also translated all that was said and written to the sisters who could not understand the English language.

Sister Simpson felt well to meet with the sisters and bore her testimony of truths.

Many sisters bore their testimony in their own language.  Sister Ingre Christensen was admitted as a  member of the Female Relief Society and the meeting was closed with singing and prayer.

MFC Morrison, Pres.
Louise Hasler, Sec.





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gold Label Licquor Token ~ found at the Relic Home during renovation


 I scanned the image from both back and front side; then began my research as to the business "Gold Label Licquor, Park City Utah".  I discovered that token collecting is quite a hobby and that Mt. Pleasant also had its share of tokens  in years past.  Below you will find  a listing from:  http://tokencatalog.com/display_records.php?pageNum_rst_token_description=1&totalRows_rst_token_description=36&action=DisplayRecords&td_state=Utah&td_city=Mt.+Pleasant




Page 2 of 2FirstPrevious
Mt. Pleasant (San Pete County)
Image Wanted
BR21
MK
GOOD FOR / 6¼¢ / IN TRADE
TC-175249Campbell
Image Wanted
AR25
MT. PLEASANT CREAMERY 5¢ / MT. PLEASANT, UTAH
MORMON TEMPLE / (TEMPLE PICTORIAL)
TC-175250Campbell
Image Wanted
AR25
MT. PLEASANT CREAMERY CO. / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN MERCHANDISE / MT. PLEASANT, UTAH.
MORMON TEMPLE / (Temple Pictorial)
TC-323946Campbell
Listed by: Destiny Densley
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR20
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)(plain reverse)
TC-175251Campbell
Contributed by: uttokend
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (Dots)
BR20
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 5¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(Dots)(2nd Variety)
TC-302919Campbell
Contributed by: utco-ops
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR20
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 10¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)
TC-175252Campbell
Contributed by: utco-ops
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR25
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / 25¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)
TC-175253Campbell
Contributed by: utco-ops
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO OP. / GOOD FOR / 50¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR25
SAN PETE CO. CO OP. / GOOD FOR / 50¢ / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)
TC-175254Campbell *** 2010 NTCA Auction Lot #524 *** Image courtesy of Carl Anderson
Contributed by: NTCA 2010 Auction
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / $1.00 / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR28
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / $1.00 / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)
TC-175255Campbell
Contributed by: utco-ops
Obverse Thumbnail Image: SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / $2.00 / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANTReverse Thumbnail Image: (blank)
BR28
SAN PETE CO. CO-OP. / GOOD FOR / $2.00 / IN TRADE / MT. PLEASANT
(blank)
TC-175256Campbell
Contributed by: utco-ops
Image Wanted
BR21
L.F. WALDEMAR / MT. / PLEASANT, / UTAH.
GOOD FOR / ONE / DRINK
TC-175257Campbell

Friday, March 21, 2014

From Our Obituary Files

SCHRELDA NICHOLSON STANSFIELD, "BillionGraves Index"



Name:SCHRELDA NICHOLSON STANSFIELD
Event Type:Burial
Event Date:02 Aug 1963
Event Place:Mt Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
Cemetery:Mount Pleasant City Cemetery
Birth Date:13 Mar 1891
Marriage Date:18 Sep 1912
Death Date:02 Aug 1963
Maiden Name:
Latitude:39.5336112976074
Longitude:-111.452781677246
Affiliate Image Identifier:1889739

2012-08-05 16:29:09








birth:21 March 1893Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
death:6 October 1978of Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
marriage:24 September 1917Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
divorce:about 1933
  • father:Thomas Edward /Braby/
  • mother:Eliza /Keddington/
  • spouse:Elvera Gertrude /Bremer/
  • child:Ralph Orson /Braby/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


                                         Died July 31, 1982


Harold H. Wall, "BillionGraves Index"


Name:Harold H. Wall
Event Type:Burial
Event Date:1960
Event Place:Mt Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
Cemetery:Mount Pleasant City Cemetery
Birth Date:1902
Marriage Date:
Death Date:1960



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Lee's Wasatch Academy 50th High School Reunion Speech


Lee R. Christensen (water boy)

Coach Brunger and Lee

~~~




Water boy Christensen In the Middle

~~~~~~~~~~~~




Lee's additional comment:   Again I’m attaching the photos intended to go with page 320 of “Buddy”.  Little or no improvement.  When your eyes are closed improvement is nil and  the dark dullness remains but if usable along with the story  they are yours .     lee

Genealogy Quote



"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."



~Alex Haley




L.D.S. Temple

L.D.S. Temple
Manti Temple