History of Syracuse, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia. (Links Added)

The Japanese people first came to Syracuse in 1914. Most farmed on the John R. Barnes property. They built a Buddhist church and also had several good baseball teams. Several served in the armed forces during World War II. The Japanese culture has contributed much to the community. In addition, a few Greek families moved to Syracuse and became excellent farmers. Several Hispanic families also moved into the community and worked either at defense plants or on the farms; however, only a few became permanent residents.

The Depression years were hard, but the community survived with plenty of flour, salt pork, potatoes, and bottled fruits. Almost everyone had a garden, chickens, pigs, and a cow. World War II brought more change. Jobs were plentiful at defense plants; many farmers worked their farms only part time, taking full-time jobs at Hill Field or the Naval Supply Depot. One hundred twenty Syracuse young men served in the armed forces.

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