Morgan Commercial & Normal College, organised January of 1868.
On this site (where the Wells Fargo Center now stands on Main Street, Salt Lake City) John Morgan, noted Civil War Veteran, educator, L.D.S. Missionary and church leader, established the first successful educational institution in the Territory of Utah.
Here was established the Morgan College in 1870, Utah’s first free public library and reading room, and here many of the future pioneer merchants, bankers, educators and church leaders received their education.
The Pioneer College of Utah
Co-educational courses of study provided actual experience and a practical brand of education.
We look back to the lives and work of our fathers. The glory of their lives inspires us. We realize that our parents looked forward. They had dreams of better days.