|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
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|Article Title||The County Seat of Millard|
|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
THE COUNTY SEAT OF MILLARD The Early History of Fillmore-Its Fruit Lands, Dry Farm and Other Unexcelled Resources The first settlers of Millard Count j canto to tlx? site ott which Fillmort now stands In the tall of IV.o. Anions theso were the Kings ami Warner, ami a number of others, and other set! h it kept coming. In IV'.l they nun liletired mid built a fort from (In Itartholomew mill on the north to tin drug store on the south, and running cast on both ends to the bluffs iii inst tho creek. A small held was fenced in HoutheuHt of tin' old flci. - more wan named in honor of Millard Fillmore, president ot the I'nlted StateH, who Hiioinled Hilgham Youiiji the first governor. Fillmore wax mad the capital of the territory, ami tin legislature waB convened here unti 1S;"i7, when the lam time the IcglslatuM met It adjourned at once to Salt l.aki City, which was made the capital ol the territory. The territorial conn whh bIho held In Fillmore, Judge I M um mond presiding. In is.",."! the pcopl. commenced to fence Iota and huih houses thereon, and the scttlcmcm coinineiiced to grow and the people h Hpread out to Meadow, llolden, am In INtiO to tin; Sevier river. The stall house wiw completed as it now standi In lK.'B This Is only one -fourth of tie original design. The first fruit trees to be grown sue ceHsfully were brought to Fillmore Ir 18r8 In charge of James Starley, a Mr ' llemmetittay and William Stokes, sent ty Hiighinu Young. ! The Walker Indian war In lx.Vl Htm I I k pt the settb iiii iit back for a while. ' Tile people had to build a stockade and conaled their stock every night. ' Noah llartholoiiiew built tin- first grist ' n ill, where now Mauds the old build ! ing. Jacob Croft built the mill called the lower mill In 1 .";. The growth I of Fillmore has been naturally slow-on slow-on ucoimt of the limited water supply I and the treacherous bed of the Sevlei I river carrying Hway a number of dams. ! This difficulty being overcome mid the ' gnat success being attained In dry ' farming, the climate being excellent. 1 and the land fertile, the valley Is fast ' tilling up. All kinds of grain and many kinds of fruits can be raised I successfully. The peach and tlv ap-i ap-i rlcot and kindred fruits can be raised along the in on M I it I ii streams, whil" in the valleys the apple, the pear and I all kinds of hardy truit can be ru'sed i This Is the largest valley In the Stat. ' and will accommodate thousand of I people. The honest and I nd ust no .is settler is Invited to come and share In the enjoyment of this goodly land. There is room for thousands of home-seekers home-seekers who are not afraid to toi' and i labor to make a good home and build 1 up the (ouutry. JOHN COOPKK. ! was changed to the Stevens Mcicati-j Mcicati-j tile Co. 'I he whole building. US it llow stands, Is x .".o leet. lias two atones and basement I las a.", leet frontage of plate glass and Is divided into two ; department with a laige arch-way eoiini cling them. Inside the store Is well planned and nirangid. and lur-liistnil lur-liistnil with I he In st and most up-to-date store lixluics to be seen anywhere. any-where. Then are five large ten tool 'glass floor cases and a number ol smaller show cases. A neat little office i nclosely mostly with glass si a nils In the rear center ol the dry goods department. A J."...u cash register is on one of the counters. The building is I heated w ith hot air and lighted by a gasoline gas plant. This store is con-; con-; c:4 d by all traveling people w ho j nave seen It to be one of the best planned, best equipped and best kept i stores in the Slale of I t. ill. j From a business standpoint this ' store may be said to be a sueeesH. j While there are no big fortunes to be made In the retail mercantile business busi-ness In a rural town, especially In these days of keel) competition, this store has enjoyed the confidence and patronage ol all the people. It has I lor the last III years paid all Its bills once a month and taken every avall- able cash discount. Its policy litis ever been "Reliable merchandise i bought right and sold at reasonable ' prices." j Much of the success of this Institution Institu-tion Is due to the devoted, untiring ef-j ef-j forts of Its manager. Iiavid Stevens. I Me has spent 13 yiiua, the best part of his Hie, In building up this business. He is a man w ho attends to bis ow n j business, is progressive and up-to-date and who looks alter every detail iu his business. Me has dealt fairly ami j honestly with the people and dcM-rvi j their confidence and patronage 1 J. H. SMALL. This gem Ionian has fur the pas. three years been the Millard Coulily agent Tor the Sludebaker Hros. ol I'lali. Hie only concern In the Slale Ihal hamlb s i 1 1 1 s I v i I y vehicles, harness, har-ness, automobile. They have been in l In' business for over sixty years and their guarantee stands behind everything they sell. Mr. Small is a husihr and has very largely Increased lie' business of the company since he look hold of li. At bis large ware house at Fillmore there Is a big slock ol the goiuls of his company. There Is also a warehouse at Desclet with .'I guild slin k of goods and which Mr. I'. T. Pluck Is the local agent. Any one needing anything in the line ol vehicles should see tin.' line of goods Mr. Small handles, and the prices at which ihey are sold. The goods are shipped direct Hum the lacioiy at Si m I li llelul. hull ma. In carload lots, thus saving consider, tide on height and etiabliu1.: ,111c company in successfully compete with any other house in the country. N. E. LEWIS. I Mr. I,ewis is one of the enterprising enterpris-ing business men ami boosters of Fill I more. He started In the harness and ! saddlery business in Paul, and owning I to his excellent workmanship ami the superior character of his material hn built up an extensive business. Ills hand sewed harness beats any machine made goods ami is the kind iol equipment to have for mountain roads and heavy hauling. He fur-jnlshes fur-jnlshes bridles and every sort of leather gear for horses, as well as repairing footwear for men. His saddloH come from J. Iteid Hros. Co. of Ogden, and their reputation for durability cannot be excelled. Don't i overlook Mr. Lewis when you want reliable goods. l) ' L . -"r?. PT-yf ,-r-jr-r jj ...... ,w - 4 v i .if" '; ,:ib in 3 i, - l I J ). 1 u ' ''VV'Ji; u, , I J f - I - to. ' ' - . STATK HANK OF MILLARD is supplied, and through its careful . conservative banking busliiesH it pledges safety to all of Its depositors , and pat i ons. The following are the officers under whose careful ami business-like management man-agement the bank has been made 1 successful in the past, and who are still at the helm to set that safety 1 Is exercised iu every step tHken by the Institution. They are able to do , all that is expected of them becaust of their success financially, as Individuals. Indi-viduals. They are Almon Koblson, president; Joshua (Ireenwood. vice-president; Ceo. W. Nixon, (ieo. A. (leorge, Joseph Flnlinson, H. C. Hanson and T. H. Pratt, directors, with Utifus Day as cashier. The people of Millard County can well feel proud of such a splendid institution, in-stitution, and can most assuredly fee) is .safe with their deposits In the State Hank of Millard County as in tiny bank In the Slate. The State Hank of Millard County opened Its doors for business on February Feb-ruary 4, 1 :t)7. with a paid up capita" atock of $2."i,(MMl. At the present time Its deposits amount to $I2.i,immi. It has erected a two-story modern building build-ing for its home and besides It has created a surplus of nearly finnio. The people of Millard County have shown their loyalty and patriotism by patronizing this home institution, hs the above figures will show. They Iwlleve In keeping Mi'ird County money In Millard County. Where It can be used to develop the vast re-Hoiirces re-Hoiirces of this, the greatest county in the State of I'luli. Yen, they believe In supporting the Institution of Millard County first, last and nil the time. This also is the policy of the State Hank of Millard County. Il believes In favoring the good people of Millard all the time and only loans to outside people when the demand In Millard tl i l v. J- ; FILLMORE ROLLER MILL CO. ' - -:I2T'a . i - i, -. - ...... , J . J " miTr!"rHvtjr- i i i-. ..ifijf .u-- l;ftJ tl 1 1 JT - r "j-- f g thf: stkvkns mkrcantilk company The picture scarcely does Justice lo the well equipts. d flour mill of this company. A new and up to-date lot ol machinery has recently been installed in the mill which enables the com pany to turn out the very best grades of flour. You can get from them bak ! er s No. 1, straight gr ide or high pat i nf. They have machinery lm- handl ing any kind of grain ami can furnish j the very best quality of feed for stock ; They also have storage capatiiv I n a large amount of grain Hy tin- i viel lencv of their product the ciuupmv has built up a laige trade and has Ih-thorough Ih-thorough conliib m e ol tin- community I I ... I s- AvM' j- r V I I.. - ft' -; -Mr.- Mi- i THE ROBISON HOTEL. The Stevens Mercantile Company, a cut of which store accompanies this article, fa the new name for what was once the People's Store of Fillmore City. This Institution was established In ls'i by David It Stevens of Hidden, I'lah. He, with J. D. Smith, as man ager, first opened a store on North Main street in a frame building, then owned by James King and now owned hy Hoy Dame. Mr. King had formerly had a small stink of goods there and had called his store the people's Store. This sign was still on the building and that name was adopted by Messrs. Stevens and Smith. The new utore soon began to make In-eajs In-eajs on the business of the Fillmore Co-op., an Institution that was then in an almost bankrupt condition, and It was only a year or so until the Co-op. was offered for sale at public auction Mr. Stevena was the highest bidder and the stock and building of the Fillmore Fill-more Co-op. fell Into his hands. The Utrak of the People's Store, together with the name, was transfem-d to the Co-op. building and Mr. Smith re- mained the manager until lsHK, when ihe r signed and Daniel Stevens, the ! present manager, took charge of the i iiusiness lor his father. 1'uiing the first few years of the life j of the Institution it had very little cotn- petition, and owing lo the policy of the owner, that of small profits and ; lair treatment, the business flour- ished and grew from the start. I It was soon found that the old build ing was loo small, Inconvenient and out of dale to pro4.y display the large stock necessary to take are of he trade. One of the predominating characteristics of Mr. D. II. Stevens is j that he would spend his last dollar to j build up and Improve business and hisj town or any institution with which lie is connected. In keeping with this i characteristic In li".", he increased the capital stock and had lie- building, i Increased to about three IlllieH its ! former size The old part was re i mode'el completely and made to con j 'form with the new part The name' i The above picture gives a goisl Idea I of the Koblson Hotel at Flllmo'e with its grassy lawns, shade trees, flower i beds, etc. It Is a home like plie to stay, fid is Ihe favorite stopping place ! for v'silors to Fillmore. The laUb s I are supplied with genuine horn cook- ling which Is quite a treat to oik ai customed to restaurant fare There ; Is a good barn and corral in .. Mid-lion Mid-lion o that trevelers with tenrs e..n taken raro of. The rates ar only two dollars per day with lover rates by the week or month.