communities were building forts to protect themselves from the Indians,
the residents of Three Mile Creek made friends with the Indians, who
would bring wild game and trade it for what was called "white face bread."
They taught the settlers to cure and tan deer hides to make coverings
for their feet.
There was a small
settlement of Welsh immigrants midway between Three Mile Creek and Brigham
City. Among the first settlers of the area were Benjamin Jones, Kidwalendar
Owens, David Peters, Thomas Mathias, and John Roberts. They chose to
meet with those living in Box Elder until 1868 when the two communities
joined together and organized a Sunday School.
The first brick
school building in Box Elder County was built in Perry in 1874. It was
erected ostensibly for a meetinghouse, but was used for school purposes
also. In 1899 a new meetinghouse was erected, a two-story building 32
by 60 feet with a tower and large double doors on the west. The building
was constructed under the direction of Bishop James Nelson at a cost
of $5,000. This building has had several additions, and when a new LDS meetinghouse was built in 1974-75 it was sold to a theatrical group
and is now home to the Heritage Theater. Live productions delight people
throughout northern Utah each month.