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

First Public Buildings

 
 
First Public Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. First Public Buildings Marker
Inscription. In the Early 80's Centerfield was known as "The Field" or "South Gunnison". The thirty families living there erected a public building in 1882 made of red pine logs with a slab roof covered with clay. A stone fireplace furnished the heat while the light came from a coal oil lamp. The building was used for school, social, and religious meetings until 1888 when a rock building was erected. N.C. Tolstrup and Gustav Nielsen cut and laid the stone. A stage was built in the west side of the building and a pot bellied stove furnished the heat. Both buildings were erected on a community basis.
 
Erected 1954 by Centerfield Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 198.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 7.31′ N, 111° 49.172′ W. Marker is in Centerfield, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles north of 300 South Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Centerfield UT 84622, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centerfield (here, next to this marker); Casino / Star Theatre
First Public Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. First Public Buildings Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Gunnison (approx. 2.6 miles away); Settlement of Axtell (approx. 4.6 miles away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 7.3 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 7.4 miles away); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. 8.2 miles away); Redmond Town Hall (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Public Buildings Marker <i>on right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. First Public Buildings Marker on right
Centerfield Marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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