|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
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|Article Title||Enterprising Leamington|
|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
I ATHLETICS IN MILLARD. ENTERPRISING LEAHINGTON Our Northern Town Makes a Fine Showing of Attractive Homes and Modern Public Buildings The young men of Millard County take a great Intercut In athletics, ami nearly every town him Its bpsi-haH team and basket ball teams. Interest In athletics began In 190K, wnen s. J. Kowllnson of Oak City proposed that the Mutual take up athletics along with their other work. The proposal met with it hearty response, and at a convention held In the spring rules governing track meets were formulated formulat-ed und F. S. Hickman of Hinckley whh put in as manager. The first hlg track meet was held In Fillmore in April. 1909, Fillmore, lies eret, Hinckley and Oak City taking part. Deseret carried off the honor by winning the silver cup. It won both basket ball guinea and the pole vault. A' the clone, of the meet the ' Ncore stood: Deseret 40; Fillmore 31, Oak City 2, Hinckley 1. The track meet of 1910 wax held at Holdeii and wax attended by the largest larg-est crowd ever gathered In Millard .County. Coach Joseph II. Mnddock of the I'lilvernlty of I'tah was In attendance. attend-ance. The teams participating were Oak City, Fillmore, Hinckley, Oasis, Leamington, Holdeii. Meadow, Deseret and Kanosh. After three days of hard batt ing Oak City won on both the track and the senior basket ball gamea. OiihIh won the glrla' basket ball game and H.nckley won the Juniors' banket ball gimes. It wax a clone contest between Fillmore and Oak City for the cup. Oak City coming out winner. I llelow Im a picture of Home of the champions : The town of Leamington on the northern border of Millard county In situated In a small but fertile valley of the winding Sevier River. It Is surrounded sur-rounded on the north, e.ist and south by the Wasat di range which Is noted for Its rich mineral deposits or gold, silver, copper ami lead. Away to the west across the level plain are the Drum, or Sawtooth mountains, as they are commonly culled. Leamington was first settled In X.l by John W. Radford, Kdward Morgan, Thomas Morgan. O. C. Jensen an J the Mortensons, father and two sons, also Christian Overson. but the latter did not locate here permanently until I s s . A few cattlemen and si pmeit wen-located wen-located In the valley, and for a lew years there was a rough element among the settlers and distut bano -nnd theft were freipieiit, but that element ele-ment finally disappeared. For the first few years the soil would not give the yield expected, ,1m' mainly to a lack of sufficient moisture I tut when the canal was built In lss.', the settlers beg in to prosper and have oolie So ever s!!icc, Lars Nielsen piesided over the branch from 171 until the waul was org mixed In I. SSL He linn became lllshop with W. A. Walker and IS I". Textorlus as his councillois. lie re lliained lllshop until I9ul when Die present Incumbent, R. II. Ashby was elected. The railroad was built through the valley in 1X79 and a new era of pros perlty dawned, (ieorge Morrison ami Christian Overson began shipping large (U intitles of cedar posts, timber, lumber and charcoal. They received part cash and part store goods in payment. pay-ment. This was the first time cash and store goods became plentiful. In 1S75 the Ibex Mining Company built a smelter at the point of the mountain northeast of the settlement, but for some reason It run only seven months and then closed down. It i was perhaps Just ns well for Learning ton, as the element working at the smelter were not very desirable citizens. citi-zens. The old settlers tell of some thrilling thrill-ing experiences in those early days, and their dcseemlcnis hardly realize the hardships they passed through In building up the town and making a living. Where In early days there were only a few iicres under cultivation, cultiva-tion, today there are Minn acres yielding yield-ing abundant crops and with an ample 1 and perpetual supply of water. Samuel Sam-uel Mclnl.we alone has loon acres, mostly In alfalfa. Where In early days I hey had to t raved by team and the mail by stage, we now have an excellent ex-cellent rillroad service and telegraph and telephone coiiimuuica t loll with the whole world. The early settlers dealt In nickels where we deal In dollars and nearly every citizen has a check bunk and a bank account. In early days the town was a collection of shacks, today it Is a town of comfort I able In ii k and Irauie houses, embow-I embow-I i-i i l in orchards and gardens w ith two stores, a blacksmith shop, fine school i house and meeting house, ami several hundred prosperous and contented people The town extends along the river bottom lor a distance of six miles-the longest town In the county. The farms around Leamington have produced this year about fi,4oo tons of hay worth $12 per ton. Also T.'i.mm pounds of alfalfa seed worth fourteen cents per pound. The farmers hive also shipped Innumerable cattle and horses. So much for the past and present. The future possibilities are unlimited. Southwest of Leamington are thousands thou-sands of acres of fertile land only waiting the building of a can il to put It under cultivation and make prosperous pros-perous homes for hundreds of farmers. ALMA HARDKR. jt - -Ut-, "'-'i , i (fe ll 'fv- iSlli: .(is .m.mmm, HuVg jatj Some of the Champion and Their Coaches. Mack row : Soron J. Rawllnson, c ach; Willard Christensen, Ie Roy Walker, Alotizo Chrlstensen, of the O ik City senior basket ball team; (Ieorge K. Flnllnson. president,. Y. M. M. I. A., chairman stake athletic committee and malinger Oak City a'hletics. Second row: Winslow Walker. Oak City basket ball team; Joseph II." Maddock, coach. l of I'.; John Lundahl, Oak City basket ball t 'am and w inner in half-mile run ; Stanley Stan-ley Lovell, winner in hammer throw. Hot torn row: Clarence Nielsen, Oak City basket ball team; Roy Finlinson, Fn d S. Lyman, winner In pole vault; Charles C. Roper, winner In one-mile run. Football. The Oak City baseball team also won the championship of the county last year. Their first game was played at Oak City with the Leamington team, when the home team won by a score of 13 to H. This game was played on July 21. On July lid they played the Lytindy! team on their ground and the June Hon city team beat them by a s'on of IS to 7. but In this gime the Ok City pitcher was out of the game on account of injuries. August 27 the Oak City team won from Hinckley by a score of 11 to ti. On September 10 the deciding game was played in Hinckley, the Oak City team w inning by a score of 4 to 2. The same day the Hinckley team won an exhibition game by a score of 14 to 5. Oak City then challenged any team in Ml lard County but could not get any more games. The members of the championship team are: Joseph It. Christensen. c. i'.; J.is. Thomas, c; W. It. Walker, cap-lain cap-lain nnd third baseman; Victor 1'eter-son, 1'eter-son, p.; S. Chrlstenson, second baseman; base-man; I.eRoy Walker, right fielder; lohn Lundahl, Hist baseman; Albert Christensen, short stop; John Dutson, left fielder; Clinton Dutson, sub. W. R. WALK Kit. A Ami ,.i I ....... , u gi t..u.jvt f .. ' , i THE NEW MEETING HOUSE. Oak City Gymnasium. In 1903 a bunch of 20,000 brick were offered for sale at $.' per thousand, which were purchased by the people of the Leamington ward. This purchase was the Initial move toward building a L. !. S. meeting house. The same year a found. itinn was laid of rock, which was alterward faced with cement. Two years later more brick were purchased, frames made, nnd In 190H the brick were laid I9u9 saw the roof on and floor laid, but not 'till 1910 wis the plasierliiij done, loors and windows placed nnd woik all finished up. Immediately an order was placed for three ply, pew end, oak seats for the main rooms, chairs for the c'ass rooms in the tower, and opera hairs for (he choir, which are all now In place. A system of gasoline lights have been installed, and wood and oil stoves complete the equipment for the cum fort of the people. The building wlih Its furnishings cost a little over $i;uuo. This be:tullful edifice, which Is the pride of the entile town people, is situated sit-uated on Main street in the loregroiuid of a sepiare. one-half of which contains a pirk of thrifty three-year old shade trees, while standing a short distance to the right on the same block, is a beautiful eight roomed school building, which has Just been completed at a cost of upwards of f lo.noi). The meeting house contains two main rooms divided by spacious folding fold-ing doors, a tower entrance and two tower rooms well adapted for class J work. Withall It Is a magnificent I structure, well propun ioneil, capable of .sealing 4iMI people comfortably, and ;wi!t be dedicated for the purpose for j which It was built, in the comiu,', spring at which time II Is expected that the grounds wll! be well laid out and planted, looking toward an artistic an aimeiuent of lawns, lloweis und evergreens. JOHN E. LOVELL. I greatest perfection. He has demon-j demon-j strated that a man does not need to j have n big farm to make a living j from, but by care and intelligence can j make a good In Ing from a few acres, j He has raised as high as ftiuo per acre from his garden. Whose handsome place Is shown above is the big garden man of Oak City. Although be has a comparatively compara-tively small place be raises a great xariely of the choicest Vegetables He thorough!)' understands gardening, knows Just what to plant, whin to piatit It nnd bow to bring it to Its R. B. ASHBY. Ten years ago next April, Rodney II Ashby bought the farm and home be still owns In Leamington. The house Is n neat story and a hill' brick, with u parlor, sitting room, kitchen, pantry and four bed rooms nicely he Hi d. lighted, ventilated and furnished, and located near two stores, postofflce, school house and meeting house. In the central part of town, a lew hundred yards from the S. P., L. A. & S. L. R R. depot, and not far from the banks of the" Sevier River, surrounded by a thrifty young orchard, numerous shade trees and commodious barn, sheds and outbuildings. , The farm that makes it worth while to live in this home. Is about three-fourths three-fourths of a mile away along the cmin- i ty road leading south. It Is Irrigated! by water coming trom the volumes! going to waste down the Sevier river,, and Its 27 acres is covered with lueerii, ! the only rop known which enriches' both the owner and the soil as each season (nuns and gies; never hat to I be replanted; never refuses to spring! into lux iri mt growth when ton hed by ! the spring sun; is so persistent that' cutting only Increases its vigorous1 growth; never rusts, smuts, gels wormy, nor freeses. It has done more than any oilier plant to redeem the1 waste places of the west, and is still I on that glorious mission, and withall! the staunchesl friend of the western , farmer. Nor Is It content to produce , a prolitablo yearly crop of about f.'iO per acre, when properly tiken care or, but occ.i.siona'ly surprises Its owner with a Piiug little bank account from the product of its golden bead like seed which it produces, usually after he has given up in despair trying to force it to ) ield. In ten years on this small farm Mr Ashby has raised l.'aiti tons of we!l-cured we!l-cured hay. The best ye ir bringing him I.S9 tons, an average of seven ions to the acre, while in the poorest yielding year be obtained four and ( 'hall tons per acre, with an average of l.".u tons per year, or five and five ninths tons per acre for the entire ten years He is a firm believer in discing am! niiinureiiiK his crop, and Is certain that time thus spent is very prolitablo. As far as known here be is the llrsl one to work out the method of successfully using the rake for putting the kic. ii hay In straight rows of snug piles ready for properly curelng and hauling, a process which Is saving hundreds o! doilars yearly to h.iy raisers who have taken the pains and care to adopt it. He believes the hay of bis locality to be superior, because of soil Ingredients and proper handling, to any In the west. In fad consumers have dison red this to be the case and offer on dollir more per ton than trom otiu-t places. So he finds a ready maikei Im his hay, as be also dots tor the slu, 1-j 1-j which he raises on the l.irm Last year besides x biding ."i ton . of hay, part ol Mr. Ashby (arm o, bicem went to seed In spile of bis ef ! lorts to raise only the heaxicsi bay possible, and produced whtt has been called and thought to be, a record seed ! crop, amounting to lln bushels from eight acres, or seventeen and one half bushels ter acre. ! Mr. Ashby loves his farm and farm life, and Is not desirous of changing his position with anyone In any other h-callty h-callty on euth. as be believes firmly In the luture of bis town, and Invites those desiring real happiness to secure a farm a ce.tr bis as convenient as ism as possible. i ' ' ' ' ' ;- i A ... v v ?? I : f J " I v i i ;yi .- t , !i . ' 71 . J I, ;l j -! l - ' ! S':, j?'-' . " "' Xi . - ' " - " a r H. . Mfaalhfcijtf.. - . -l, -.f..., .. 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