was facilitated after 1863 by the construction of a vertical "pit-saw"
sawmill, followed soon after by a horse-powered circular sawmill. A
blacksmith shop was started in 1867 by Lorentz Dastrup. Early structures
were erected by stone mason Christ Tollestrup, adobe craftsmen Eric
Larsen and Harmon Christensen, and carpenter William Christensen.
with town building was the commencement of farming. A committee divided
up the land, drew up rules, and distributed the land to settlers. The
first irrigation system was improved and expanded throughout the valley.
Irrigation companies were founded and dams, reservoirs, and canals were
society of Mormon pioneers was formally organized with Joseph S. Horne
being sent from Salt Lake City to serve as bishop in 1868. Young and
progressive, he directed the creation of a cooperative store, the opening
of a rock-salt mine, and the formation of the Farmers', Gardeners',
and Foresters' Club. In 1876 Horne was acknowledged for his role in
managing "the building of schools, meeting and mercantile and private
houses, grist and sawmills, salt boilers, in improvement of roads, enlargement
of farming lands, extension of planting of trees and other laudable
pursuits of home industry."