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' " , 16 THE OGDEN STANDARD: OGDEN, UTAH, THURSDAY, JULY 20, J 9 Lb. JL
i; ! I AMERICA'S LAST f
Li . FRONTIER !EU UTAH I
j W. E. Zuppann Describes 1
9 Southern Part of State in I
Article on That Subject. 1
IS RICH IN RESOURCES 1
Land Made Famous by Liter- I
m ary Genius of Jane Grey 1
I in 'The Rainbow TraiL" 1
f Southern Utah and Northern Arl- I
zona made famous as the land of 1
color through the literary genius of I
Zane Grey exemplified in the book I
entitled, "The Rainbow Trail," is giv- 1
en a touch of local color in an ar- H
tide by W. E. Zuppann, under the I
title "America's Last Frontier." The W
' article appearing In a recent Issue of M
the Red Book, the official publication I
of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad,
Is reproduced as follows: I
Time for travel is measured by H
days, not minutes, on America's Last I
Frontier, a wonder section of scenic
grandeur, of forest wealth, of desert I
solitude that has been undeveloped H 1
because settlers seldom penetrate
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leys southern Utah and northern
Arizona.
Yet there are held within its con
fines the marvels of canyons whore
are spread the full colors of the rain
bows over rocky cliffs and deep
chasms the wildness of the forests
with Its full swinging pine, spruce
and fir or the rustling of its quaking
asp the beauty of Its deserts, where
the few farmers have found that its
dry soil is fertile and will produce
unexpected yields of cereals the fer
tility of its valleys whence come its
forage for the feeding of tens of thou-
sans of sheep and cattle that find
range on the green slopes of its
mountains.
r There, In the stretch of country
tat reaches south through valley,
canyon and taiblo land over moun
tain, hill and desert until one jpasses
from the Marysvale mountainsides,
honeycombed with potash and gold
mines, to Bright Angel Point, where
Nature's greatest work is thrown
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THE NEW BRIGHAM
THEO. GORIE, Proprietor 1
.Wall Avenue and Twenty-fourth Street I
One Block From the Union Depot. 1
broadcast to one gaze is America's
Last Frontier. .
Railroads have not penetrated tne
district, automobiles are a rarity mo
torcycles are seldom seen stage
coaches and freighters hold the
traffic of the day, the week, the year,
and travelers reach hack over scores
of years and touch the methods of
by-gone days, only, slightly changed
to somewhat meet the conditions that
must advance therein step by step
with modern development.
The way to its boundary is an easy
and pleasant one for the Marysvale
district is reached by the San Pete
branch of the Denver & Rio Grande
railroad. The trip from the main
line at Thistle is interesting, as show
ing the development that can oe
brought about by Irrigation, by lumb
ering and by mining.
Marvsvale, once only a tiny com
raunitv which found its Income chleHy
from "freight transfer between the
railroad and interior points, has
grown to be one of Utah's mining
camps, with the establishment of
great potash industries. Around the
town are scattered many prosperous
farms and on the mountain tops and
in valleys nearby are lumber mills
ai- - timhnr- from fP.d.
uuiizing Lue iiwiuicu
eral forest reserves.
The platform of the Denver & Rio
Grande railroad station is a busy
sp0tfor over it passes all the traffic
for a district that includes more than
half a state. Automobile stages which
carry passengers, express- and mall
southward to Panguitch, a distance
of about fifty miles, wait at the sta
tion a few minutes after the train's
arrival and then start their run. But
south of Panguitch there is the
change to less modern means of
travel, the stage coach and the buck
board. Cutting through the central part of
Utah is the Sevier river, with Its
tributaries that flow down from
mountains on either valley side. As
the automobile stage whirls over the
well-built state road, a panorama of
developed farms is spread before his
gaze. The passengers invariably In-
Ciuue iiiun aim wuwicu wuu uo.t opm
many years in southern Utah per
haps a pioneer who came into the
country soon after Brigham Young
first urged the settlement of the
"valleys in the mountains." They
tell the story of development that
has been, forecast the growth that is
to be.
That rich and fertile valley Is large
ly utilized for the growing of hay,
though It would be equally produc
tive and provide greater Income were
it (planted to some of the other
corps. But the hay is the necessity,
for the settler tells of the thousands
of cattle and sheep that feed in the
spring, summer and fall months upon
the ranges of the nearby mountains,
chiefly within the confines of forests
under federal government control.
This livestock is brought to the val
leys in the late fall, ted through the
winter months and again sent to the
hills in the spring. Some 'grain Is
grown and is milled in the district
, .
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and enough fruits and vegetables are
cultivated to use in the valley's
homes there is dairying on a small
scale, but the modern diversified
farm is yet unknown in development
of the district.
Such is the word that ouerecelves
from these settlers' Hps in passing
on to Panguitch through Junction
and Circle, the two smaller towns
that are stopping places for the auto
mobile stage.
Panguitch is the home of many
stockmen whose herds and flocks
range nearby. Its people are prosper
ous, its homes and its business blocks
are substantial, its schools are fully
up to the standard of other districts
where railroad lines have penetrated.
But one realizes that it is the final
point for stepping onto the Last
American Frontier,
The stage coach, boarded at either
a hotel or the postofflce, whirls its
way southward the thought of min
utes saved In travel time is passed
the future is measured rather by
hours and by days.
Yet as the driver urges on his
horses, the panorama of developed
farms changes but slightly. To east
and west are the forest-covered
mountains, circling a valley that
gradually narrows In the length of
a day's ride. That valley contains
not only Its hay fields, its grain fields
and its pastures, but here and there
are the lumber mills that are utiliz
ing only a seemingly infinitesimal
.portion of Nature's developed timber.
Shipments of lumber from the dis
trict is practically Impossible, Its use
In the valleys is limited, though the
government offers the standing trees
at small cost to those who will utilize
J them.
Back In the mountain, too, are the
valleys of the Sevier's tributaries
and there, among the gigantic pines
and firs, homesteaders are developing
tracts that prove as fertile and as
productive as the farms of the greater
valleys.
Finally the divide, which separates
the Sevier valley from the Colorado
river, is climbed and the stage whirls
on into Glendalo, set in another fer
tile and productive valley. From
Panguitch to Glendale is a one day 19
trip. Some day the journey will be JS
measured 'by hours. IS
There and through the entire
Long valley that has been settled rfij
since the days of Brigham Young H
one finds the same situation hay for wM
the sheep and cattle, Tvith only H
enough other farm crops to furnish a
food supplies. And, too, there is the ijjjl
Increased difficulty of transportation, nil
for it is necessary to take the wool 9
away in freighters, to take out the 9
sheep and the cattle "on hoof" and to fl
bring in supplies on wagons that are
hauled by four, six and eight horses Rfl
Turning eastward from the long val- H
ley on another road, one would pass ffl
through another similar section known ra
as the Alten district, this road lead-1 raj
ing toward Johnson canyon and John- ,wa
son, near the Arizona state line,
where dry farming forms the chief . raS;
means of livelihood. But the main ljw,
travel Is directly south through Long g
vallev. across a sand mountain to i vm
Kanab. 5
Kanab Is really the center of1 M
"America's Last Frontier," a com- fl
munity built upon that peculiar plan J
by which the land owners live in the
town and go each day to outlyiiia H
farms, rather than live on the farms S
and come to the city. Brigham Young H
developed this plan, which has proven ,U
best for the frontier. H
Within recent years the people of m
Kanab have found that Nature has so
apportioned it3 rainy seasons and its
dry i-canons that dry farming is es 9
pccially profitable In this section. The Ifl
rain-i come largely 'In the summer H
month?, bringing corn and (Wheat to M
their fall maturity. Jr m
Thcr? is a desert stretching south m
from Ifannb to the Kiabab forest.l
'about thlrly-five miles, and reaching
east aud west across half a state. H
This is the section that is being de- m
velopcd by the "dry farmers" who Iff
see the dry lands, now sage covered M
and with cactus here and there, as jj
the future garden spot. i SI
And across that sun-baked plain Sjf
from this freight terminal point can n
be seen the most wonderful of Amerl- 1 1
I ca's forests where stand the great- i 9
I est yellow pines of the world today I
the "Kiabab forest, tfl
Some day that forest with Its mil- Q
lions of feet of marketable lumber B
will be reached by railroads and in I
those days perhaps the 30,000 deer I
that are not now wary of travelers M
will press farther back in the forest H
and the remarkably beautiful white- H
tailed, black-bodied squirrels, found B
nowhere else in the world, will run 9
with) even greater fright to tree fast- fl
nesses. But the traveler will find fl
that he has passed through these val- fl
leys and gone across the mountain H
and desert barriers that he has I
reached that spot which 'stands most I
boldly as Nature's masterpiece, -where fl
God seems to have taken mighty H
hands and, torn the earth apart to I
form that terrific chasm and has I
then dipped His brush Into the rain-
1 bow of the heavens and with Its fl
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wealth of colors has painted its cliffs
and ledges and valleys, giving to the
world His masterpiece, the Grand
Canyon of the Colorado. .
"America's Last Frontier It to
day holds the power of its own de
velopment with its forests, its
streams, its ore-bearing mountains, its
fertile deserts, its scenic wonders
and its pioneers.
on m
A man expects a woman to laugh
at all his jokes, admire all his bon
mots, agree with all his opinions and
be blind to all his faults and then
he scornfully wonders why women
are so "hypocritical!"
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iBEGKER ENTERPRISE
PIONEER BREWERS
Like the early days in other enter
prises, the pioneer days of the Becker
Brewing & Malting company were
filled with hardships and disadvant
ages, The many obstacles were over
come, however, by the perseverance
and business acumen of the men who
blazed the way. It was a very small
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beginning and under a capitalization
of small amount. , Today, however,
the company's plant Is among the
greatest industrial assets of Ogden.
' It was 27 years ago when the
Beckers, father and sons, began the
manufacture of beer In Ogden, the
first name of the concern being
Becker & Shellhas, Mr.Shellhas sell
ing his interests to G. L. Becker, the
senior partner. The new company
was formed under the name of the
Becker Brewing & Malting company,
with G. L. Becker, president; A. E.
Becker, vice president, and J. S.
Becker, the father, secretary. The
first capitalization was for $40,000,
and the present investment amounts
to $1,000,000.
The brewery in the beginning had
a capacity for the manufacture of
about 3,000 barrels a year, it is now
making 60,000 barrels a year. Only
a few men were originally employed,
but the payroll now embraces an
average of 100 men, to whom Is paid
from $12,000 to $15,000 a month. The
plant consumes 60,000 bushels o
barley each year, all of which is pur
chased in the vicinity of Ogden, and
the 65,000 pounds of hops used in the
factory are purchased of western hop
growers. It is said that the brewery
workers are the best paid union men
of the country. Most of them are
married men with families, and are
temperate, industrious citizens.
The members of the company are
keenly interested in the commercial
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