Peaches, Planes, Prayers, and Pews: Community-Building in Brigham City
Brigham City’s rugged mountain skyline is dominated by the Latter-day Saint Tabernacle and Temple, reflecting the town’s historic commitment to Mormonism. (The town is, after all, named for the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young.)
But did you know people of multiple faith traditions call this small town home?
When the Thiokol Corporation built a plant in Brigham City in 1957, it did more than just create jobs. They attracted rocket scientists, engineers, and others from across the United States, who brought with them their own faith traditions. And while these young professionals designed missiles, they also built churches that continue to shape Brigham City community life.
The diversity they brought to the area is apparent in both the architecture of the churches that dot the city and the charity outreach programs they created, which continue to help residents today.
While this walking tour showcases only a few of Brigham City's many faiths, we celebrate and recognize all local congregations and their many contributions to the community.