Duncan J. McMillan

I have run across Duncan J. McMillan’s name in my exploring history several times now, when that happens I like to create a page for that person and link to pages documenting where they are mentioned.

Reverend Duncan McMillan was Presbyterian Mission Superintendent in Utah from 1875 to 1917 and under his direction several churches were built in Central Utah. He opened a free school that eventually became the Wasatch Academy.

John Frantzen House

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John Frantzen House

One of the better examples of a vernacular folk building in Spring City, this symmetrical one-and-a-half story Hall and Parlor house was constructed in 1873-74 by John Frantzen. An early convert to the LDS Church, Mr. Frantzen emigrated from Norway to Utah in 1857. Frantzen served a two-year church mission in Denmark, was a first counselor to the Spring City LDS Bishop for fifteen years, and he practiced polygamy – marrying two wives.

Located at 73 South Main Street in Spring City, Utah

This one and one half story hall-parlor house was built by John Franzten (1837-1905). It is one of the few remaining adobe houses along Main Street. A Mormon convert, Frantzen immigrated from Norway in 1857, settling first in Lehi, then Spring City in 1860. Active in the LDS church as first counselor to the Spring City bishop for 15 years, he was a practicing polygamist with two wives and served a jail term for cohabitation. It is likely that one room of the house served as the first store in town.*

Snelgrove Ice Cream Sign

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Snelgrove Ice Cream became a very common sight around Utah after its founding in 1929.

The 40 foot tall vintage pink sign with a double ice cream cone spinning here at 850 E 2100 S in Salt Lake has been a fun thing to see since it was put up in 1962.

The plaque on the sign says:
Site of the Former Snelgrove Ice Cream Company\Snelgrove Ice Cream Company (1929-1990) ran their popular ice cream parlor and factory on this site for 5 years. The distinctive double-scoop cone sign was erected in 1962 and was famously depicted on a 2002 Salt Lake Olympics pin.

Here’s another of their former locations with a double cone, this one is at 605 E 400 S in Salt Lake. Squirrel Brothers left the cone in place and then Jimmy John’s painted it black.

This cool old photo is one I found online here.