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History of Kaysville, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia. (Links Added)
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The incorporation of Kaysville on 15 March 1868 helped solidify the small-business climate. General merchandise stores lined Main Street from the mid-1860s until the Great Depression. One was ZCMI, an LDS cooperative store. The names of other local merchants included Williams, Sheffield, Burton, Stewart, Barton, and Bowman. The Bowman family still operates a grocery store in Kaysville. Barnes Banking Company, another business that is still functioning, was founded by John R. Barnes in 1891. He also was instrumental in founding the Deseret Milling Company (which is still in operation), Inland Printing, and the Kaysville Canning Company.

Brickmaking, an early local industry, began in 1866 and continued until the economic decline of 1918. Several brick companies operated in Kaysville, the most notable being the Ward Brick Company that produced soft red bricks that are found in many of the older homes of Kaysville and Layton. William Allen, a local folk architect, built many of these homes.

Kaysville was a typical farming community. Besides hay, grains, and cattle, farmers raised truck vegetables and fruits for the Salt Lake and Ogden markets and for local canneries. Sugar beets were also an important crop.


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