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Similar to the genesis of other Christian churches in Brigham City, Aldersgate Methodist Church started after Thiokol Chemical Corporation opened its plant in 1957. Methodists who had relocated from across the United States to work at the plant, came…

In January 1950, the US government transferred the Bushnell Army Hospital to the Intermountain Indian School, “the world’s largest boarding school” for Native Americans. With over five hundred Navajo students enrolled, it immediately transformed the…

Catholicism has had a permanent presence in Box Elder County since the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869. But Brigham City wasn’t always a center for Catholicism. Originally, most Catholics congregated…

In 1874, Rev. Samuel Gillespie crossed over the Wasatch mountains from nearby Wyoming, settled in Corinne, a Protestant refuge, and began preaching Presbyterianism. Noticing that there were already strong Protestant churches in the area, he moved to…

Bert’s Cafe is the second oldest continually operating restaurant in Brigham City, and is still a local favorite. Albert Leroy Olsen and his wife, Kathie, opened Bert’s Cafe in 1929. Three generations later, the Olsen family still owns and operates…

Bill Harris founded Peach City in 1937. Harris received a degree in Dairy Science from Utah State University. Harris dreamed of combining his Dairy Science education and his family recipes by opening his own malt shop. He strategically selected a…