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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Ephraim Relief Society Granary

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Ephraim Relief Society Granary Marker
Inscription. President Brigham Young, in 1876, gave the Relief Society sisters an assignment to store wheat for a time of need. This historic, oolite limestone building was constructed as a granary in response to this concept. Pioneer women and children followed the threshers to glean wheat leavings. They sold handmade items and Sunday eggs - eggs laid on Sunday - to purchase wheat to fill the bins. Wheat was given to the bishop for the needy, and grain was given to farmers for seed with a repayment of five bushels for each four bushels given.
Relief Society Wheat and flour were contributed to San Francisco after the earthquake in 1906 and to China during the famine in 1907.
In 1915, the granary was converted to a flour mill that functioned for forty years. In 1969, the granary and adjoining cooperative store were threatened with demolition but were preserved through valiant community efforts. The granary interior was completely reconstructed into The Central Utah Art Center in 1990.
 
Erected 1996 by Fort Ephraim Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 495.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.666′ N, 111° 35.214′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Ephraim Relief Society Granary Marker
W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on North Main Street south of 100 North Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Co-op Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canute Peterson House (about 400 feet away); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (about 400 feet away); Ephraim Carnegie Library (about 700 feet away); Fort Ephraim (about 700 feet away); Indian Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ephraim.
 
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Ephraim Relief Society Granary image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Ephraim Relief Society Granary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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