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Beaver Dam in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hansen Cooperative Dairy

 
 
Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
1. Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker
Inscription. The Box Elder Cooperative Association was established in 1867 -68 by Lorenzo Snow, under direction of Brigham Young. In 1871 a dairy, said to be the first in Utah, was built south of Beaver Dam, near a cold water spring, Christian Hansen, operator. From 600 cows, some butter and 50,000 pounds of cheese was produced yearly. The co-op closed in 1878 and Mr. Hansen purchased the dairy his son, Willard, bought and operated it until 1893.
 
Erected 1967 by Stage Coach Camp Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 334.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 47.667′ N, 112° 2.333′ W. Marker is in Beaver Dam, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on West Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 260 West Beaver Dam Road, Collinston UT 84306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hampton's Bear River Crossing (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff - Hampton Ford (approx. 3.5 miles away); Restoration of the James G. Willie Home
Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
2. Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); Julia Budge Nibley House (approx. 11 miles away); David Eccles Home (approx. 11.1 miles away); First Hospital (approx. 11.1 miles away); 220 West Center (approx. 11.1 miles away); Cache County Court House (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Co-op Dairy of 1870-1893.
Christian Hansen, born 15 January 1820 and his wife Elizabeth Ericksen Hansen were among the early converts to come from Denmark in 1854. He has served as coachman for a wealthy wholesale merchant at Copenhagen. He was an excellent horseman and often rode beside the King as a bodyguard while parading with the Army when the Holstein war was on with Germany.
Mrs. Hansen had grown up with the dairy industry in Denmark. She had become very efficient, capable and economical. She was strong and very industrious and quite exacting to look into all the details and did her work on schedule time.(Submitted on April 10, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Vincent Cascio, July 7, 2011
3. Hansen Cooperative Dairy Marker
Abandoned Barn West of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
4. Abandoned Barn West of Marker
Close view of abandoned barn just west of the marker. Notice the dilapidated white wrought iron gate labeled "Earley Park".
"Earley Park" Gate image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
5. "Earley Park" Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah.   4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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