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Rasmus Justesen House

Rasmus Justesen was a sheepman and polygamist who built this 1-1/2 story stucco-over-adobe for his first wife, Sarah Shepherd and her family. In addition to his sheep business, Rasmus fought in the Black Hawk Indian War, sat on the Spring City Council in 1876 and was elected mayor twice, in 1880 and in 1897.

Located at 12 North Main Street in Spring City, Utah

From Sanpete.com:
This one and one half story adobe house was originally stuccoed and scored to resemble cut stone, including simulated quoins. The house was built for Rasmus Justesen’s (1842-1917) first wife, Sarah A Shepherd (1842-1933), who raised nine children here. Justesen, mayor from 1898-99, took a second wife, Annie Marie Larsen (1859-1942) who had a house elsewhere in Spring City. Rasmus also homesteaded in Emery County. Artist Susan Gallacher purchased and restored the house in 2002.