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    • History of Mendon : A Pioneer Chronicle of a Mormon Settlement by Isaac Sorensen

    • History of Mendon : A Pioneer Chronicle of a Mormon Settlement by Isaac Sorensen. Also called Isaac Sorensen's History of Mendon. Edited by Doran J. Baker, Charles S. Peterson, Gene A. Ware ; introduction by Charles S. Peterson ; photographic...
    • Sorensen, Isaac, 1840-1922; Willie, James Gray, 1821-1897; Frontier and pioneer life--Utah; Mills and mill-work--Utah--Cache County; Cache County (Utah)--Diaries; Railroads--Utah--Cache County; Mendon (Utah)--History; Cache County (Utah)--History;...
    • Historical Record of Mendon

    • Historical Record of Mendon, 1857-1919 by Isaac Sorensen. In this handwritten account, Sorensen chronicles events in Mendon, Utah, many of which he witnessed firsthand. Isaac Sorensen was born on February 24, 1840, in Sjaelland, Denmark. He...
    • Sorensen, Isaac, 1840-1922; Mormon pioneers--Cache Valley (Utah and Idaho); Mendon (Utah)--History;
    • Mendon townsite deeds, 1872-1901

    • Book of townsite deeds granted by the mayor, 1872 -1901. Also included in the back are two quitclaim deeds from 1915 and lists of expenses for 1919.
    • Mendon (Utah)--History, Local; Deeds--Utah--Mendon;
    • 1930 City Council meeting minutes

    • Minutes for the regular and special meetings of the Mendon City Council for the year 1930.
    • Mendon (Utah)--History, Local; Ordinances, Municipal--Utah--Mendon; City councils--Utah--Mendon; Legislative bodies--Public meetings--Utah--Mendon; Legislative bodies--United States--Officials and employees--Utah--Mendon; Expenditures,...
    • Mendon City Land Grant Certificate, 1872

    • Certificate no. 657 recording the patent of land granted to George W. Baker, as mayor and trustee of Mendon City. The certificate was issued on September 2, 1872 under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant, and recorded in the Cache County Record Book...
    • Mendon (Utah)--History, Local; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Deeds--Utah--Mendon; Baker, George W.; Farrell, G.L.; Leishman, James A.;
    • Mendon City Audit, 1925

    • Report "on the audit of the books and records of Mendon City Corporation for the current year ending 12/31/25." conducted by Parley E. Peterson, C.P.A.
    • Auditors' report--Utah--Mendon; Mendon (Utah)--History, Local;
    • Expenditure Ledger, 1871-1923

    • Expenditure ledger for Mendon City with dates ranging between 1871 and 1923;
    • Mendon (Utah)--History, Local; Account books--Utah--Mendon; Expenditures, Public;
    • Mendon City Council meeting minutes, 1916 to 1920

    • Minutes for the regular and special meetings of the Mendon City Council for the years 1916-1920.
    • Mendon (Utah)--History, Local; Ordinances, Municipal--Utah--Mendon; City councils--Utah--Mendon; Legislative bodies--Public meetings--Utah--Mendon; Legislative bodies--United States--Officials and employees--Utah--Mendon; Expenditures,...
    • Whitney Band, "Mendon Jazz", 1950's

    • Photograph of the Whitney band, also called "Mendon Jazz", in the 1950's. Pictured is (from left to right): Orlynn Whitney, [unnamed], Theo Whitney, and Hilda Whitney.
    • Whitney, Hilda Thorpe, 1900-1993; Whitney, Theodore Isaac, 1901-1967; Whitney, Orlynn John, 1905-1980; Big bands--Utah--Mendon; Bands (Music)--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (5 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (1 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (3 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (4 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (6 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (2 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Demolition of Mendon Elementary School, 1991 (7 of 7)

    • Photograph of excavator and rubble of Mendon Elementary school. Sun setting in the background.
    • Wreckers (Vehicles)--Utah--Mendon; Wrecking--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • Theo and Opal Larsen home, Mendon

    • Theo and Opal Larsen home, Mendon, Utah. Photograph probably taken between 1930 and 1960. Information card accompanying photograph identifies this as a photograph taken by Mendon school teacher Jennie Richards.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Larsen, Thedore (Bill), 1900-1993; Larsen, Opal Dilla Copen, 1905-1993;
    • Mendon Social band, 1903

    • Mendon band, ca. 1900, including: (front row, left to right) Henry Hughes, Ammon Sorensen, Lyman Sorensen, Charles Bird, Seth Baker, Roy Baker and Floyd Hardman, (middle row, left to right) Emer Richards, Henry Sorensen, George Gardner, and Parley...
    • Hughes, Henry Gorril (Garl), 1886-1943; Sorensen, Ammon, 1883-; Sorensen, Lyman Emer, 1883-1953; Bird, Charles, 1884-; Baker, Seth, 1887-1951; Baker, LaRoy, Sr., 1885-1908; Hardman, Joseph Floyd, 1885-1974; Richards, Emer, 1883-; Sorensen, Henry...
    • Whitney Band, "Mendon Jazz", 1930s

    • Photograph of the Whitney band, also called "Mendon Jazz", in the 1930s, around Easter. Pictured from left to right: Orval Larsen, Melvin Melons, Theo Whitney, Cliff Ahrens, Tom Nibor, Frank Hancock, and Orlynn Whitney (age 16).
    • Whitney, Theodore Isaac, 1901-1967; Whitney, Orlynn John, 1905-1980; Hancock, Frank G., 1902-1971; Bands (Music)--Utah--Mendon; Big bands--Utah--Mendon; Larson, Arvil; Melons, Melvin;
    • Relief Society women, 1930's

    • Mendon Relief Society women, possibly board members, 1930's. From Left to right: May Muir, Ivaloo Smith, Ethel Taylor, Alice Sorenson, Vera Shelton, Pearl Bird, and Ellen Grant Bird. The photograph is taken outside of the old school house in...
    • Bird, Pearl H., 1902-1986; Shelton, Vera Willie, 1893-1951; Bird, Ellen Grant, 1862-1954; Taylor, Ethel Laverna Ladle, 1892-1972; Sorensen, Alice Elizabeth Ladle, 1885-1950; Muir, Mary May Longstroth, 1872-1954; Hiibner, Ivaloo Smith; Mormon...
    • Excavating for the new meeting house in Mendon, May 1914 (2 of 2)

    • Group of men with horses and plows digging a foundation for a church in Mendon, Utah, May 1914, including A. Baker (either Albert Marvin Baker or Albert Mowry Baker, Jr.), W. Richards, Norman V. Watkins, Joseph H. Watkins (either Jr. or Sr.), and...
    • Excavation--Utah--Mendon; Foundations--Utah--Mendon; Baker, Albert Marvin, 1879-1937; Baker, Albert Mowry, Jr., 1869-1952; Richards, W.; Watkins, Norman Victor, 1896-1968; Watkins, Joseph Hammond, Jr., 1885-1976; Watkins, Joseph Hammond, Sr.,...
    • Mendon class, undated (2 of 2)

    • Mendon class lined up in front of chalkboard, sometime between 1930 and 1950. Back Row: Maurice Sorensen, Mark Bird, Jay Richards, Lula Baker, Melton Olsen, Cleo Kidman, Geneil Hughes, Lucille Lindsay, Dorothy Lamont. Middle Row: Marilyn Bird,...
    • School buildings--Utah--Mendon; Students--Utah--Mendon; Children;
    • Painting of reconstucted Mendon station (1 of 2)

    • Painting by Gil Bennet of reconstucted Mendon station outside the site of construction of Mendon station. Information provided by Clyde Muir and Shirely Stauffer Darley.
    • Railroad stations--Utah--Mendon; Bennett, Gilbert H., 1960-;
    • Farm Machine class, March 1944

    • Farm Machine class, March 1944. Pictured is: (left to right) [unnamed], Claud Sorensen, Jess Walker, L.K. Wood, [unnamed], [unnamed], and [unnamed].
    • Sorensen, Claud Afton, 1897-1986; Walker, Jess; Wood, L.K. (Linden Kimball), 1887-1967; Agricultural machinery--Utah--Mendon; Agricultural education--Utah--Mendon;
    • Excavating for the new meeting house in Mendon, May 1914 (1 of 2)

    • Group of men with horses and plows digging a foundation for a church in Mendon, Utah, May 1914, including A. Baker (either Albert Marvin Baker or Albert Mowry Baker, Jr.), W. Richards, Norman V. Watkins, Joseph H. Watkins (either Jr. or Sr.), and...
    • Excavation--Utah--Mendon; Foundations--Utah--Mendon; Baker, Albert Marvin, 1879-1937; Baker, Albert Mowry, Jr., 1869-1952; Richards, W.; Watkins, Norman Victor, 1896-1968; Watkins, Joseph Hammond, Jr., 1885-1976; Watkins, Joseph Hammond, Sr.,...
    • Coila Anderson in front of Anderson's store

    • Coila Anderson (daughter-in-law) in front of John H. Anderson's store (post office on the left). She ran the store for several years beginning sometime around 1914.
    • Anderson, John Hyrum, 1864-1945; Anderson, Coila; Stores, Retail--Utah--Mendon;
    • Jasper Lemmon's house, (2 of 2)

    • Jasper Lemmon's house was located at 13 East Center Street, but is no longer standing. Was the first shingled house built in Mendon. Part of the distinctive rock houses of the city.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Households--Utah--Mendon;
    • Past bishops of the Mendon Ward, late 1940's or early 1950's

    • Photograph of past bishops of the Mendon Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1940's or 1950's. Includes (top row, left to right) Reeves Bird, Edgar Hancock, and Allen Willie, (bottom row, left to right) Henry C. (H.C.) Sorensen,...
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Bishops; Clergy--Utah--Mendon; Bird, Phineas Reeves, 1896-1984; Hancock, Edgar Stanley, 1891-1973; Willie, Allen LeRoy, 1890-1956; Sorensen, Henry Charles, 1886-1962; Bird, Mormon D. (Mormon Delbert),...
    • Relief society leadership, 1940's

    • Mendon Relief Society leadership, 1940's, standing outside the old school house. Pictured (from left to right): Ethel Walker, Lizzy Barrett, Ellen Ladle, and Ada Walker.
    • Walker, Ethel Sorensen, 1888-1975; Barrett, Elizabeth Ann Stumpf, 1888-1985; Ladle, Nancy Ellen Hunt, 1889-1966; Walker, Ada Plowman, 1898-1987; Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)--Utah--Mendon; Mormon women--Utah--Mendon;
    • Mendon Elementary School, 1991

    • Mendon Elementary School, front (south) elevation view, 1991, before demolition.
    • Elementary school buildings--Utah--Mendon; Elementary school facilities--Utah--Mendon; School buildings--Utah--Mendon;
    • May Day dancers, 1947 (2 of 2)

    • Girls dressed in 19th century clothing for the May Day celebrations in Mendon, 1947. The pioneer era clothing was in celebration of the centennial year of the pioneer's first entry into the Utah territory.
    • May Day--Utah--Mendon;
    • Women's baseball team, ca. 1900

    • Mendon women's baseball team, ca. 1900. Jennie Richards is pictured at far left and L.K. Wood is second from the right.
    • Women baseball players--Utah--Mendon; Women athletes--Utah--Mendon; Baseball--Utah--Mendon; Richards, Jennie; Wood,L.K. (Linden Kimball), 1887-1967;
    • Mendon eighth grade class of 1932

    • Mendon eighth grade class of 1932 outside of old schoolhouse. Included are: (bottom row, left to right) William Richards,Melvin Baker, Ray Taylor, [unnamed, possibly Melvin Baker], J.R. Walker or Ray Wallace, Grant Heninger, (second row, left to...
    • School buildings--Utah--Mendon; Students--Utah--Mendon; Richards, William Alexander, 1920-1966; Baker, Melvin; Taylor, Ray Orvin, 1922-; Wallace, Ray; Heninger, Grant Bird, 1920-1979; Bartlett, Della, 1921-1995; Ellerman, Ruth Shelton, 1921-2009;...
    • Jasper Lemmon's house, (1 of 2)

    • Jasper Lemmon's house was located at 13 East Center Street, but is no longer standing. Was the first shingled house built in Mendon. Part of the distinctive rock houses of the city.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Households--Utah--Mendon;
    • UIC cake

    • Photograph of Utah Idaho Central Railroad Corporation (UIC) cake.
    • Cake; Railroads--Utah--Mendon; Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Corporation;
    • Old Betsy pulling match

    • Pulling match between the "Old Betsy" engine and another tractor. These machines were often used in threshing competitions. From left to right: Fred Taylor and Lynn Wood. Information gathered from Clyde Muir.
    • Wood, L.K. (Linden Kimball), 1887-1967; Threshing machines--Utah--Mendon;
    • Scrapbook page of May Day 1947

    • Scrapbook page of May Day Celebration 1947 (the Centennial) with Naomi Walker as May queen, Clark Muir as her escort, and a brief history of May Day in Mendon.
    • May Day--Utah--Mendon; Maypoles--Utah--Mendon;
    • Wayne and Joyce Hiibner home, Mendon

    • Wayne and Joyce Hiibner home, Mendon, Utah. Photograph probably taken between 1930 and 1960. Information card accompanying photograph identifies this as a photograph taken by Mendon school teacher Jennie Richards.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Hiibner, Wayne (Orson Wayne), 1913-1984; Hiibner, Joyce Brown, 1918-2012;
    • Henry Hughes home (2 of 2)

    • Henry Hughes home - back view. Information found in the book "In the Shade of the Mountains: Histories of Mendon & Petersboro", page 147 no. 21.
    • Households--Utah--Mendon;
    • May Day dancers, 1947 (1 of 2)

    • Girls dressed in 19th century clothing for the May Day celebrations in Mendon, 1947. The pioneer era clothing was in celebration of the centennial year of the pioneer's first entry into the Utah territory.
    • May Day--Utah--Mendon;
    • Ladle home, ca. 1901

    • Ladle home in Mendon, Utah, approximately 1901. Writing on back of the photographs reads: "The original Ladle Home, Next to (south of) Vicky & Earl Doolittle." Possible people in front of the home are (from left to right): William Ladle (possibly...
    • Ladle, William Charles, 1887-1981 ; Muir, Mary Rose Ellen Ladle, 1882-1917 ; Sorensen, Alice Elizabeth Ladle, 1885-1950 ; Ladle, Susanna Trappett, 1860-1955; Ladle, Clella Maretta, 1899-1986; Bird, Edna Susanna Ladle, 1895-1976; Walker, Camilla...
    • Past bishops of the Mendon Ward, 1973

    • Photograph of past bishops of the Mendon Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1970's. Includes (top row, left to right) Zeno H. Andersen, Fred W. Sorensen, and Stan S. Barrett, (bottom row, left to right) John O. Hughes, and Rulen C....
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Bishops; Clergy--Utah--Mendon; Andersen, Zeno Hans, 1913-1986; Sorensen, Fredrick William, 1915-1986; Barrett, Stanton S., 1934-1998; Hughes, John O., 1893-1973; Ladle, Rulen C., 1920-; Mormon...
    • Elmer and Selma Hancock home, Mendon

    • Elmer and Selma Hancock home, Mendon Photograph probably taken between 1930 and 1960. Information card accompanying photograph identifies this as a photograph taken by Mendon school teacher Jennie Richards.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Hancock, Elmer James, 1888-1972; Hancock, Selma Hortense Barrett, 1892-1979;
    • Mendon Theatrical Society play "New Fires",1960's

    • "New Fires" produced by Mendon Theatrical Society. Featured is (left to right) Coy Anderson, Keith Sorensen, Debbie Bartlett, Lizzy Barrett (standing), Steve Hardman, [unnamed, possible first name is Ted], [unnamed], and Janet Larsen (first from...
    • Barrett, Elizabeth Ann Stumpf, 1888-1985; Sorensen, Keith; Hardman, Steven, 1954-; Roberts, Janet Larsen; Andersen, Coy, 1948-1986; Bartlett, Deborah; Theater--Utah--Mendon;
    • Dan Richards playing his banjo

    • Dan Richards playing his banjo. Photograph possibly taken in his home between 1970 and 1989. Identifying information for this photograph was generously provided by J. Watkins.
    • Richards, Daniel, 1911-2001; Banjo; Musical instruments;
    • Oliver Taylor, photograph

    • Photograph of [Fredrick] Oliver Taylor taken some time between 1986 and 2009. Information provided by Clyde Muir.
    • Taylor, Frederick Oliver, 1916-2009;
    • Postcard of a building in Mendon

    • Postcard of a building in Mendon - south of school house, possibly the grocery store. Possibly Henry Stauffer pictured. Information provided by Shirley Stauffer Darley.
    • Stauffer, Henry;
    • James and Elizabeth Muir home, Mendon

    • James and Elizabeth Muir home, Mendon. Photograph probably taken between 1910 and 1950. Information card accompanying photograph identifies this as a photograph taken by Mendon school teacher Jennie Richards.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Muir, James, 1882-1956; Muir, Elizabeth Charlotte Kidman, 1890-1955;
    • Men discussing trains (2 of 2)

    • Photograph of men discussing trains. From left to right: Paul Murray, Paul Willie, and Justin Anderson. On back: "I wish these two guys would decide which track this trains' suppose to be on. " Information provided by Shirely Stauffer Darley.
    • Willie, Paul; Murray, Paul; Anderson, Justin;
    • Priesthood gathering in Mendon, 1940's

    • Priesthood gathering in Mendon in the old schoolhouse, 1940's. Pictured is: (1st row, left to right) Edgar Sorensen, Oliver Taylor, L.K. Wood, Claud Sorensen, Edgar Hancock, Ed Clawson (Stake President), [unnamed], [unnamed],[unnamed],[unnamed],...
    • Mormon men--Utah--Mendon; Priesthood--Mormon Church; Priesthood--Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Sorensen, Edgar L., 1919-; Taylor, Oliver, 1893-1988; Wood, L.K. (Linden Kimball), 1887-1967; Sorensen, Claud Afton, 1897-1986; Hancock,...
    • Class picture in front of Mendon District School, undated

    • Mendon school Class picture in front of Red Brick District School, probably between 1900-1920, with teacher Henry Gorril Hughes in back. Information found in "In the Shade of the Mountains: Histories of Mendon & Petersboro", page 93.
    • School buildings--Utah--Mendon; Students--Utah--Mendon; Children;
    • May Day procession, probably in 1963

    • Procession of the May Day Court in Mendon, Utah, probably in 1963. During the May Day celebrations in 1963, the flower girl was Kari Edlund and the crown bearer was Reed Yonk. The Queen of May was Coy Andersen and the consort was Bruce Gittens. ...
    • May Day--Utah--Mendon; Maypoles--Utah--Mendon; Andersen, Coy, 1948-1986; Gittens, Bruce; Larsen, Nancy; Larsen, Dixie; Richards, Bobby; Peterson, Martin; Edlund, Kari; Reed, Yonk;
    • Snowplow clearing Mendon streets, 1948-1949

    • Memorable heavy snows of 1948 or 1949. O.H. Peterson (from Petersboro, Utah) likely running the plow. This photograph is looking east near the intersection of 100 West (called "the highway") and 200 South. Note the railroad crossing sign at Main...
    • Snowplows--Utah--Mendon; Snow removal--Equipment and supplies; Peterson, O.H. (Oliver Haws), 1918-1990;
    • Magnus Anderson home, Mendon

    • Magnus Anderson home, Mendon, Utah. Photograph taken between 1900 and 1947. Information card accompanying photograph identifies this as a photograph taken by Mendon school teacher Jennie Richards.
    • Housing--Utah--Mendon; Andersen, Lars Magnus, 1879-1947;
    • BoxC2084_Page 82

    • Children and teacher in front of the 1914 Mendon LDS Church, 1930's. Photographed is : (front row, left to right) Louise Kidman, Hazel Muir, Inez Barrett, Maria Tafoya, Claude Stauffer, Glenn Buist, Orvel Ladle, Orsen Parker, (second row, left to...
    • Kidman, Louise; Sorensen, Hazel Muir, 1917-1996; Hill, Inez Barrett, 1917-2005; Tafoya, Maria; Stauffer, Claud Hughes, 1917-; Buist, Glen, 1918-; Ladle, Orvel, 1918-; Parker, Orson, 1917-; Stuart, Vira Hiibner, 1916-; Students--Utah--Mendon;...

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