Jeppa and Anna Nelson Granary
Built c 1874 at 200 W. 100 N. over what is thought to be their original rock-lined dugout. This granary is representative of many granaries built by all Pleasant Grove farmers for grain storage. Root vegetables and apples were stored in cellars, some of which were originally dugouts. Jeppa liberally shared his harvest with those in need. The granary was moved from the Leon Hatch property to the present site March 2, 1993.
Jeppa and Anna Nelson arrived in Pleasant Grove in 1873. ‘They lived in a dugout until spring when a one room house was built:’ “I remember the old cellar on the farm when I was a child, and Dad told us this was his first home.” (History of Swen John Nelson written by his daughter, Zelda Nelson Freeman.)
In addition to Jeppa’s regular granary, this smaller one, thought to be the one-room house built over his original house, a dugout, was set right by the street. One day a fellow Scandanavian commented, ” Bro. Nelson, that is a poor place to have a granary, and besides you are liable to have your grain stolen.” Jeppa replied, “the purpose of putting the granary there and having it unlocked is so people who need the grain may take it with no embarrassment. They are welcome to it.” The friend concluded, “now that is what I call a trusting good man.” (Memories of Grandpa and Grandma Nelson, by Zelda Freeman.)
Years after the Nelson family arrived in Pleasant Grove, Jeppa looked back and wrote of his settlement here.
And as fast as I was somewhat acquainted I received work. But there was no money to be had, but I earned wheat and other things which I could use in the family. I could do many different kinds of work and I took on anything they wanted me to do. I rented a couple of rooms until I had dug out a basement (dugout). I bought 10 acres of land, and in between working for other people, I dug the dugout, and lined it with brick and rock inside. So I had a good room ready at Christmas so I could move in – Then I went around during the winter and did some slaughtering, made wooden shoes, went to the mountains for timber for a chicken coop. I had no timber the first year. I didn’t have much of my land tilled, but worked for others most of the time – then I bought a pair of oxen, an old wagon, and 10 acres more land and leased 5 acres. Then it started to go well for me in working on the land, and I harvested wheat and potatoes and lucerne, and I bought until I had 30 acres. Then I had all I could do to take care of it…” (Journal of Jeppa Nelson)
South High School was a high school in Salt Lake City, Utah, which operated from 1931 to 1988. The school was located on the southern end of Salt Lake City proper, at 1575 S. State Street. The school is now a campus of Salt Lake Community College.
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George M. Cannon House
Built c. 1890, the house is significant for its architecture and for its association with George M. Cannon, an important businessman and political leader in Utah. Mr. Cannon was instrumental in the development of the Forest Dale subdivision, one of the earliest, largest, and most successful subdivisions in the southeast section of Salt Lake City. This home is located in the subdivision and was constructed during the subdivision’s initial development. It was designed by awrchitect John A. Headlund. Mr Headlund was a native of Sweden, moving to the United States in 1880. This home is one of the first buildings in Utah that he designed. It is an elongated, two-story, brick building that features brick corbelling, round arch windows, stain-glassed transoms, a projecting bay, roof cresting, and Eastlake style porch elements.
Across the street is the Forest Dale Ward Chapel.
From Wikipedia, The George M. Cannon House, built in 1890, is an historic Late Victorian mansion located at 720 East Ashton Avenue (2340 South) in the Forest Dale area of Salt Lake City, Utah. It was designed by noted Salt Lake architect John A. Headlund for George Mousley Cannon (December 25, 1861 – January 23, 1937), a member of the Cannon family, a prominent Intermountain West political family. In 1889 George M. Cannon had bought Forest Farm from the estate of Brigham Young and created the subdivision of Forest Dale and later the larger town of Forest Dale, which existed from 1902 until 1912, when it was reabsorbed into Salt Lake City. Brigham Young’s Forest Farmhouse was moved in 1975 from its location near this house to the This Is The Place Heritage Park for restoration.
On July 18, 1983, the George M. Cannon House was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It is the only separately listed property in the Forest Dale Historic District, which was added to the NRHP on April 23, 2009.
Today the George M. Cannon House is the Parrish Place Bed and Breakfast, so called because each of its guest rooms is named for a different Maxfield Parrish painting. Its current owners are Jeff and Karin Gauvin, whose 2006 quest to purchase the house was featured on HGTV’s House Hunters. Reruns of the program have been shown as recently as October 19, 2009.
Built from 1861 to 1864, Brigham Young’s farmhouse stood here until 1975 when it was moved to the Pioneer Trails State Park. Brigham called this place his “forest farm.” The neighborhood would later be called Forest Dale.
From Wikipedia, The Forest Dale Historic District is located in the southeastern part of Salt Lake City, Utah and is roughly bounded by 700 East, Interstate 80, Commonwealth Avenue, and 900 East. It includes the “cohesive core” of the Forest Dale Subdivision platted in 1890, as well as the larger Town of Forest Dale, which was incorporated on January 6, 1902, disincorporated in the fall of 1912, and reabsorbed into the city of Salt Lake City. Both the subdivision and town were created by George Mousley Cannon (December 25, 1861–January 23, 1937), a member of the Cannon family, a prominent Intermountain West political family. The land for Forest Dale was originally Forest Farm, which Cannon had bought in 1889 from the estate of Brigham Young. Despite being bordered on 2 sides by major traffic corridors and on a third by a major arterial highway, the district “maintains its historic “inner-ring” suburban quality due to its tree-lined streets, uniform setbacks, and the similarity of scale in the housing stock.” Forest Dale Golf Course is just southeast across I-80, and Fairmont Park is just to the east, separating Forest Dale from downtown Sugar House. The S Line (formerly known as Sugar House Streetcar) includes two stops near Forest Dale and Parley’s Trail runs along the streetcar line. The streetcar and trail opened in late 2013 and early 2014, respectively.
On April 23, 2009, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). One of the most significant buildings in the district is the George M. Cannon House, which is listed separately on the NRHP.
Joseph F. Steenblik Park
Joseph F. Steenblik
Joseph F. Steenblik, a friend of youth and builder of men in cultural, physical and spiritual activities. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1904 he has lived in Rose Park area since 1908. Over the years Joseph has promoted many scout activities such as Scout-O-Rama and has been chairman of scout fund drives. As well as his support of the Boy Scouts, Joseph helped supervise and realize that girls need outdoor outings as much as boys. Mr. Steenblik was instrumental in the organizing and building of the Rose Park Library, Rose Park Gymnasium and local Church Stake Houses. He has been a good example of a Good Samaritan. He has been kind to the less fortunate has set a great example with honest dealings in his business and with his employees, and has shown the value of dependability and hard work.
Dairy Cats – by Day Christensen
The “Dairy Cats” were developed with the Steenblik Dairy, a longtime presence in the Rose Park neighborhood, in mind. The cats are sited so children and adults can enjoy them as they visit or walk through Steenblik Park. The four cats are cast in bronze with variations in patina, resulting in a diversity of colors combined with the classic richness of the bronze.
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Betty Wilson Soccer Complex, located at 7353 Eugene Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89128
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1938 School Bus / Train Accident Memorial
- Rela Marie Beckstead
- Neal Wilson Densley
- Robert Hansen Egbert
- William H. Glazier
- George Albert Hunt
- Lois Anna Johnson
- Byard Larson
- Rosa Larson
- Naomi Lewis
- Helen Lloyd
- Lois Rae Miller
- Virginia Nelson
- Roland Blaine Page
- Louis Duane Parkinson
- Allen Ole Petersen
- Kenneth C. Peterson
- Harold W. Sandstrom
- Farrold H. Silcox (Driver)
- Carol Vincent Stephensen
- Viola Sundquist
- Naomi Webb
- Wilbert Webb
- Dean Lee Roy Winward
- Helen Young
- Mack Bateman
- Chloe Beckstead
- Manuel Beckstead
- Marjorie Beckstead
- Doug Brown
- Laraine Freeman
- Oneva Green
- Marjorie Groves
- Louise Hardman
- Glen Kump
- Manford Osborne
- Ida Smith
- Mabel Smith
- Ann Webb
- Russell Webb
Tragedy Strikes Small Farming Cummunities
December 1, 1938 dawned as a snowy, foggy, eerily quiet day. While a school bus headed through the dense winter storm toward Jordan High School, a loaded Denver and Rio Grande freight train rolled north toward Salt Lake City. Near the railroad crossing at 10200 South and 400 West, the driver stopped the bus. He opened the door to look beyond the thick fog but did not see the 80+ car “Flying Ute” train approaching at over 50 miles per hour. At 8:43 a.m., the wet rubber tires of the bus strained up the gentle grade and pulled slowly forward across the tracks. Upon seeing the bus, the train crew immediately applied the brakes, but the collision was inevitable. The tragedy killed 23 children and the bus driver. The 15 survivors faced a lifetime of serious physical injuries and emotional scars. The devastation felt by all residents of the South Salt Lake Valley is impossible to describe in words alone. At the time, Jordan High was the only high school serving the present day boundaries from the Cottonwood Canyons to 8400 west, and Point of the Mountain to 6400 South. The impact and tragic loss left no family untouched. Every South Jordan home had lost a son, daughter, niece, nephew, cousin or friend.
Tragedy Draws National Attention
This bus/train accident sent the community and the nation into mourning while various religious, charitable and governmental organizations rallied to support the area. Local and national media coverage brought an outpouring of sympathy for the victims and their families. Business and governmental investigations combed through massive amounts of data to determine what practical improvements could be made to avoid similar catastrophes. Countless generations have benefited from railroad crossing laws and mechanical crossing arms. Often taken for granted is a mandatory requirement for bus drivers to not only stop at railroad crossings, but also to open their door and driver side window to look and listen for oncoming trains. Resulting from a disaster in this small Utah town, these national regulations are still in place today, making the loves of many school children much safer.