of the county's "big three" cities, Mt. Pleasant was well situated near
forested mountains, vast, fertile fields, and a good supply of water.
While several commercial and small industrial enterprises have flourished
in or near the city since the nineteenth century, agriculture and stock
raising have always been the area's economic staples. Currently, nearly
half of all the farms and ranches are involved in wool growing, while
thirty percent raise cattle. Dairy farming, turkeys, grain, and hay
are other significant contributors to the local economy. Rambouillet
sheep and shorthorn cattle were prominent at the turn of the century,
while modern livestock breeds and food strains dominate today.
In the 1990s
Mt. Pleasant remains a thriving, steadily growing city. New buildings
exist side by side with many remaining historic structures such as the
library, Liberal Hall, Sanpete County Co-op, Jensen, Rasmussen, and
Seely homes, and the campus of Wasatch Academy. In addition, the commercial
district has recently undergone a sensitive facelift.