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…

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…

It was February 9, 1896, and a gray, pungent haze filled the air. Word spread quickly. The tabernacle was on fire! Soon thousands gathered around the ashes of what had been the center of Mormon religious activity for more than 30 years. Pioneers…

The Latter-day Saint temple’s twin spires dominate the Brigham City skyline. On completion in September 2012, it became the 151st operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Unlike a cathedral, Latter-day Saint temples are…

The Thiokol Corporation brought more than jobs to Brigham City when they built their large manufacturing plant in 1957. By 1960, the population of the city had nearly doubled as the new jobs attracted members of various Christian denominations to an…