major event in Richmond is the annual Black
and White Days celebration. It was started in 1913 to promote and
stimulate an interest in better quality dairy cattle. The event has
evolved from driving the cattle into the old tithing yard with judges
riding horses through the herd to pick out the award-winning animals
to its present status as one of the largest exclusive Holstein dairy
shows in the United States, with its own permanent grounds and pavilion.
The event is held each year in May and draws exhibitors from throughout
the Intermountain West.
has had religious diversity since territorial times. The *Reorganized
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was organized in Richmond
in the 1870s and continued there until 1903. The 1890 census showed
Richmond with thirty-three Reorganized Church members. In 1883 the Presbyterian
Church opened a school in Richmond.
The school was held in a log house and was taught by Jennie McGintie,
who remained for about a year and a half until the arrival of a Reverend
Mr. Renshaw, who took charge of the Presbyterian congregations in Franklin,
Richmond, and Smithfield. Richmond's Presbyterian school closed in 1907.