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.
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.
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.