Holley’s Service Station (from uvu.contentdm.oclc.org)
At junction of Maple Street and Highway 89. Opened consistently at 6:00 am and closed at 9:30 pm. Inside the store was like stepping into an old-fashioned dry goods catalog; The unfailing reply, “I’ve got it somewhere” was seldom wrong; John loved to give penny lollipops to the children to see their faces beam with delight; When Holley died, the demise of the business soon followed; The building was torn down in the mid-1980s
In January of 1933 Frank M. Jenson was installed as Bishop of Mapleton LDS 1st Ward. Soon after the ward got busy and began to tear down the old meeting house. By 1936 a new building was given a work receipt that could be exchanged for food. Progress was slow and steady, but by September 30, 1937 the walls were up and the roof nearly completed. By late 1938 most of the inside work was completed.
The new building had an amusement hall, chapel, relief society quarters, heating plant, baptismal font, and classrooms. The benches and pulpit were made from black walnut trees that movable panel that separated the amusement hall from the chapel. It could be opened to increase the seating capacity of the chapel for large meetings. Finally, A. Leo Harmer reported that all the debts were paid off and the work was completed on the new meeting house. Elder Charles A. Callis of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church came to Mapleton on Sunday, April 27, 1941, and formally dedicated the new edifice. The building cost was $34,000 plus many hours of donated labor.
Information taken from the “History of Mapleton”
By Ralf Kay Harmer & Wendell B. Johnson
I’ve always got a kick out of visiting filming locations for movies and TV shows. I decided to start collecting pictures I take at locations and match them up with pictures of scenes from the movies/shows. Visit this page for more.
The movie Brigham City (2001) was mostly filmed in Mapleton and Springville, Utah which is where I grew up. I remember watching them film it, Richard Dutcher wrote and directed it and lived next door to me at the time ( I was 15-16 years old) and invited me and some friends to be extras but we didn’t think it was “cool” and said no. I regret that, it would be cool to see now. I do know many of the extras in the movie.
Filming locations I’ve come across for Brigham City.
- The Sheriff’s House
- The bridge near the mouth of Hobble Creek Canyon
- Mapleton City Park
- This abandoned cabin in Hobble Creek Canyon
- The Springville Historic Cemetery
- This statue of Brigham Young on BYU Campus
- This Church in Springville
- Ernie’s house in Mapleton
- This house on 1100 West in Mapleton
- The Bar, a.k.a. Joe Bandito’s
- This house on South Main Street
- This gas station in Mapleton
- This house on 1600 North in Mapleton
- The Evergreen Cemetery in Springville
This abandoned cabin in Hobble Creek Canyon:
This statue of Brigham Young on BYU Campus:
This Gazebo in Mapleton City Park:
The North side of Mapleton City Park:
This Church in Springville:
This gas station in Mapleton:
I grew up hiking up to this cross often, it overlooks Spanish Fork and Utah County better than most hikes this short could. We always called it Escalante Cross. Recently (Oct. 2015) an Eagle Scout Project added a plaque calling it Dominguez Hill Cross – I didn’t find anything to back that up but I guess if you add the plaque you can pick the name.
A couple other posts on this site about the cross are: