Professional Golfer. Casper was a Hall of Famer who won two U.S. Opens and a Masters. He won 51 PGA Tour events and played on eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams. His 51 tour wins ranks seventh on the all-time list, and from 1964 through 1970 his 27 victories topped every player in the world. He totaled two more wins than Jack Nicklaus, 13 more than Arnold Palmer and 14 more than Gary Player. He was PGA Tour Player of the Year twice, 1966 and 1970, and led the tour in scoring average five times. He scored more Ryder Cup points than any American in history. Casper’s three major victories came in the 1959 U.S. Open at Winged Foot, 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic Club, and 1970 Masters. His Masters victory was forged in a playoff over fellow San Diegan Gene Littler. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. Casper, who received the 2010 PGA Distinguished Service Award in recognition of the work done by his charitable foundation, the Billy Casper Youth Foundation, died of a heart attack after suffering from pneumonia.
At 500 S Main in Springville, Utah is a cool, vintage looking sign that says Villa. It was the South Villa Motel but I’m trying to research it for more history.
These 3 photos were taken by M. Lee Taylor in 2004 when it was the Wagon Wheel:
November 9, 2021 – A gas line broke and an explosion destroyed a couple of apartments.
The White Meeting House
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker #587
The White Meeting House stood on this site from 1856-1927. It was built just six years after the settlement of Springville, constructed of adobe, and first used as a school. Once the city was divided into four wards, the school was remodeled and expanded into a beautiful Latter-day Saint meetinghouse.
The White Meeting House was a cherished landmark used primarily for religious services. The addition of a stage and three upper seating galleries increased the seating capacity to 500, making it the location of many social and community functions as well. Notable speakers addressed the audience from its pulpit, including Brigham Young and other presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints up to Heber J. Grant.
The White Meeting House stood as a monument to pioneer skill, craftsmanship and good taste for over 70 years, undergoing several major remodeling efforts until it was finally demolished in 1927.
On September 18, 1937 a marker was installed which read: “Site of the First L.D.S. Meeting House, A.D. 1856. This Marker Erected by Sons & Daughters of Springville Pioneers.” The marker was removed in 2010 when the Springville Public Library was built.
This marker was dedicated September 19, 2020, on Springville’s 170th birthday by the Springville/Mapleton Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Some images I’ve come across for the White Meeting House in Springville, Utah.