with the general ease and availability of transportation to larger urban
areas, Nephi's Main Street business district has somewhat declined,
as is the case with many rural areas in Utah. Nevertheless, Nephi's
population reached its largest numbers in 1980, 3,285 residents, and
continued to grow throughout the decade to 3,515 in 1990. Students attend
the Nephi Elementary School and the Juab Middle and High School which
share a building completed in 1980. The city hosts the annual Ute Stampede
Rodeo, first held in 1936. The population is predominantly LDS with
members attending seven wards in two stakes.
See: Keith N.
Worthington, Sadi Greenhalgh, and Fred J. Chapman, They Left a Record:
A Comprehensive History of Nephi, Utah (1979); and Alice P. McCune,
History of Juab County (1947).
Pearl D. Wilson