John Scowcroft (1844 -1902) emigrated to Utah from Tottington, Manchester, England, in 1880 with his wife, Mary Fletcher, and children as part of the “Gathering” of converts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Although he had worked…

The Mills were built in the 1870s at a time in Utah’s history when the leaders of the Church were trying hard to keep Utah’s economy closed. Between 1847 and 1869, Utah had been a tightly-knit Mormon community where almost everything that was grown…

Between the years 1940-1944, the percentage of Utah’s workforce made up of women more than doubled—but where did all those women find employment? Many inhabitants of Sanpete county and surrounding areas worked at the Manti parachute plant, which was…