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Its Attractions and Industries 

The Land of Opportunity 

The City of Homes 






Reflex Print. Kaysvllle. Utah 

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Opportunity, like the tlowerlets. 

Hangs on a tender stem; 

VN'ith but a passing moment 

To pluck the timid gem. 

Seize then this elfish transient 

While yet you may, 

Thus as the blushing rosebud — 

It passes with the day. 


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Perhaps the most vital question in all the worl 1 
is that of "homes." This question was immortalized 
by one whose humble birth had precluded the sacred 
right of ownership to a spot that mij^ht be called 
home. Thus in every land and clime is sung that 
immortal poem, "Home Sweet Home." 

As time passes on and the population of the 
world grows larger, the proper locality in which to 
build up a home for wife and children becomes one 
of ever-increasing importance and magnitude. 

In the light of such facts, the first important 
Step to be taken is the dissemination of such infor- 
mation as may bring together on equitable grounds, 

those who have to sell and those who wish to buy, 
with such plausible aim in view this booklet is is- 

l'"acls are more eloquent than rhetoric, and more 
powerful than fiction ; therefore only such have been 
employed in these pages; indeed the subject matter 
of thi^ hookiet is so overwhelmingly supported by 
facts that the need for bolstering is entirely wanting. 

If in the ensuing months, perhaps years, these 
pages may prove to be instrumental in directing to 
our common wealth a goodly number of desirable 
citizens who will join hands in the development and 
upbuilding of our locality, then the object sought 
will have been fully realized. 

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Farming^on from the Hill. 

Looking West. 

A Rapid in Fannington Canyon. 

Sylvan Nook, Farmington Canyon. 


Its Attractions, Industries and Homes 

In placing before the general public some ot the 
important features and inducements ottered by our 
villa.-e citv to prospective home-builders and those 
seeking remunerative avenues in which to invest 
money along industrial pursuits, the Farming Com- 
mercial club has sought in these pages to give only a 
brief, concise summary, or epitome, of the many 
excellent features and facilities that are ottered. 

Care and painstaking have characterized the 
effort to secure information and data, and^ eveiy 
statement is reliable and may be verified, .ndeed, 
the superior advantages, stable ptiblic enterprises 
and splendid public utilities of the city attest its su- 
periority and unusual facility as the favored place 
for the establishment of industries and for homes of 
the well-to-d,.. 

Location and Climate. 
Situated about midway between Salt Lake and 
Ogden cities, and directly along the lines of the Salt 
Lake & Ogden and the Oregon Short Line railroads 
the town has the advantage of cheap and rapid 
transportation to the cities of Salt Lake and Ogden. 

'I'he l^.aml.erger line passes directly through the 
center of the agricultural district, making it con- 
\ enient for cars of produce to be loaded and for pas- 
^cnsrers to board cars. . 

■ The climate is verv mild, and it is rare lor the 
frost to enter the ground to a depth of six inches 
during the winter season. The valley being ^■ery 
narrow and the glistening surface of the Great Salt 
I ake on the west reflecting against the rugged 
mountains of the Wasatch range on the east, keep 
the soil warm at all seasons of the year, with the 
result that this locality is earlier than Salt Lake City 
and is safer from frost than almost any district east 
of the Pacific coast. Because of its freedom from 
frost Farmington is essentially the natural home of 
the watermelon, the Elberta peach and one of the 
best and safest sweet cherry belts in the world. 

County Seat. 

Farmington is the seat of Government of Davis 
county, and the Second Judicial district of the state 
holds 'court here each month, .\mong the other ad- 
vantages, this feature also adds to the convenience 


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Davis County Court House, Farmin^ton, Utah. 


of the legal man who may desire to establish his 
residence in a suburban district. 

Public Utilities. 

The city has an abundant supply of soft, pure 
water, which rises in the snow-capped mountains to 
the east and precipitates down the steep, rugged 
box canyon from an altitude of thousands of feet, 
until it reaches the settling tank of the city water 
system. The chemical analysis show this water to 
be soft and free from injurious minerals. Energy 
for light and power purposes is furnished by the 
city over its own distributing plant. A local corpor- 
ation installed a generating plant near the mouth of 
one of the five canyon streams. From this oorpoi'a- 
tion the city purchases at wholesale and retails en- 
ergy for light and power to the people at a price 
sufficient only to meet the expense of maintenance 
and distribution. 

The streets are broad and well lighted, and 
while the main road leading from north to south 
through the town is six miles long, it is well lighted 
the entire distance. This thoroughfare, which has 
recently been set aside as a part of the I'tah state 
highway, will also constitute a part of the pro])osed 
Midland road. 

The foundation for a turnpike road running 
parallel through Da\is county from Salt Lake ttj 
Ogden, has already been completed and within the 

next twenty-four months this important Iiigliwa\ 
will be macadamized -n that the last feature to coiu 
plete tliL- facility fcir conxenient and rapid trans|)i)r 

Public Schools. 


J lie town IS i)ni\i(lc<l with tlir very latest .ind 
most modern school building to be fiimid in tlir 
state. The building was completed due \ear ag^ 
and cost >f32,000. "it stands on a lowering kn'.ll, 
lAerloiiking the city, and is a large, roomy, com- 
manding stnielnre. steam-heated and modern 
tliroiighiiut. hor the convenience of those living in 
the north end oi the city, a graded school is also 
maintained. This school is also provided with am- 
])lc facilities for first-class work in the grades. 

The di.striet is traversed with three railroads, the 
Denver & Rio Orande, the Oregon Short Line and 
the Salt Lake iH; Ogden systems. The fre(|uency 
and dispatch of trains in either direction has prac- 
tically annihilated the few intervening miles be- 
tween the county seat and the two largest cities of 
the state. A resident may board a car any hour in 
the day and land in Salt Lake City in twenty-five 
minutes, or lie may reach Ogden in thirty-five min- 
utes. Trans])ortatioii charges arc lower here than in 

street Scene in Farniingtoii— Notice Water Pressure Prom City Mains. 

any part of the state, and also lower than in very 
many of the large centers of population. 

The Mountain States Telephone company has 
an exchange office in town, and most of the homes 
of the people are connected up with the telephone, 
also with electric lights and with the city water 
mains. Most of the public buildings are heated by 
steam, and many of the private dwellings have in- 
stalled the hot water system of heating. 

Products and Pursuits. 

The warm alluvial soils of this district are 
adapted fur all kinds of semi-tropical fruits, nuts and 
vegetables. The different kinds of peaches, cherries, 
plums, apricots, prunes, grapes, tomatoes, water- 
melon, etc., are raised in abundance. Not a few of 
the residents have specialized and are producing 
peaches, cherries, apples, potatoes and tomatoes for 
commercial purposes; others are growing prosper- 
ous throuLih the dairv business. 

Business Eenterprises. 
The different business enterprises and commer- 
cial pursuits have shown satisfactory gains in the 
past and exhibit the well-defined earmarks of pros- 
perity. The Miller Floral company, wisely selecting 
its future home in a district where the soil was rich 
and the water pure, has demonstrated in one line 

what can be duplicated in many others. 

The Lagoon resort has grown to such mam- 
moth proportions that its beauty and attraction as 
a pleasure resort is recognized all over the United 
States, and thousands from Europe and elsewhere 
visit this resort. 

The natural beauty, together with broad acres 
of trees, grasses, flowers, lakes, playgrounds, etc., 
provide every convenience for friends to meet in fes- 
tivity and social reunion. 

Race Course. 

Two years ago a mile race course was estab- 
lished. This course joins Lagoon immediately on 
the north and cost i?75,000. Two meets are con- 
ducted here each .season. Those sons of the turf 
who have die capacity for producing equine lleet- 
ness may find here ample facility for a test of speed. 

The merchants are prosperous. The large num- 
ber of people who annually come to the city because 
of its healthful climate and also because of the many 
attractions during the summer months spend tuon- 
cy lavishly, and every available cottage is rented and 
the merchants reap the benefit also. 

The city of Farmington, with its beautifid 
scenery, pure water, fresh air and fine climate, is cs- 
sentiafly a city of homes. Nestling in a cove at the 
foot of the Wasatch range of mountains on the east, 
with the Great Salt Lake but a couple of miles to 


Farmington Public Schools. 

the west, a combination of elements unite to make 
the atmosphere mild and balmy, and as a conse- 
quence the summers are long, with practically no 
late or early frosts. The soils are the richest in the 
world and free from minerals. Water for irrigation 
purposes is plentiful, and the system installed by 
the city for domestic purposes is ample for many ad- 
ditional homes, and the water is soft and pure. 
Lights are cheap and energy for day power is cheap- 
er than in must other places. In the course of a few 
weeks the Mamljerger system will provide a thirty- 
minute service with reduced rates to Salt Lake and 
< )gdeii. Tins, li>L;ctlier with the many great advan- 
tages indicated, will combine to give the town an 
impetus of the first magnitude as an ideal suburban 
residence district for the business man as well as 
the man of leisure; and the man of afTairs who mav 
be looking for suitable opportunity for the establish- 
ment of entcrjirises will find here everv essential 

Tile district should liavc a fruit evaporating 
plant, a steam laundry, a salt refinery, an overall 
factory, a furniture factorv, a tomato factorv, a 

syrup evaporating plant, a potato chip factor3% a 
glass factory, etc. 

The city of Farmington needs three thousand 
additional residents, not from the "Industrial Work- 
ers of the World," but from the world's industrial 
workers, and we have to ofifer them building lots, 
factory sites and farms at a reasonable price and in 
a locality where the air is warm and balmy, where 
the water is soft and pure, where the soil is rich and 
fertile, where the suiumers are long and the winters 
are short ; where the family may sit under their own 
vine and fig tree and drink in fresh air and sunshine 
at the fountain of health; where the cheeks of the 
lads and lasses are painted, not with sickly cos- 
metics, but with the eternal blush of perpetual 
youth; where the land flows with milk and honev. 
and the husbandman may provide the choicest of 
fruits and vegetables for his own table. A land of 
electric lights, waterworks, telephones, cheap rail- 
way facilities, summer attractions, health, quiet, 
sunshine, pure air, l)eautiful scenery; in fact, a lam! 
in the suburbs, where every conven'ience may be en- 
joyed that is to be had in the large centers, and a 
iuindred beside, without the foul air, high rents, 
stale vegetables, fruits and dairy products,' cramped 
tjuarters. ])._iverty, etc., incident lu citv life. 


Shoot the Chutes at Lagoon. 
Scene at Lagoon. 


in the most modern way. Another attraction to home builders. 


Interior of Carnation House, Mill er Floral Company. 


Tliert- is soiiiethiii!^- alxiul flnwcrs that savcirs 
of refinenienl, of serenity, of l)oauty. A home sur- 
rounded with a profusion of shrul)s and flowers is 
an index to the intellif^ence of its occupants: and 
reflects the spirit of appreciation, i)atriotism and re- 
finement. Init aside from this sentiment, flowers have 
a commercial value. It is largely owing to this fea- 
ture that the above title is (lefended. 

Our citizenship is of a high standard, but it is 
not claimed that we are better than others. That 
Farmington, however, has established her reputa- 
tion as the reigning queen of the ^^'eslern world of 
roses will not be disputed. 

Soon after the advent of the Miller Floral Com- 
pany, Farmington was christened "The Rose City." 

For years an occasional rose had been planted 
by residents. The thrifty growth of the wood, and 
the extraordinary brilliancy and size of the flower 
has been the occasion for favorable comment, but not 
until Mr. Robert Miller, president of the Miller 
Floral Company, came to town with an arm full of 
analytical statistics, was the superior quality of the 
soil, water and climate of this locality, for the pro- 

duction of the rose, gener.nlly known. .Mr. .Miller 
had gathered sam])les of ■>. ,il an 1 water all along tiic 
railroad from Ihitte, Montana In Denver. These 
were sent to the go\ernnienl eheniists at Washing- 
ton and were analyzed. It was found that tlu' soil: 
and water of Farmington were freer Irnm undesir 
able minerals than anv others tested and the elijiiati 
was decidedlv siqierii'.r to tlint of most of the olhei 
loe.-dities. The esial.lislnnent of the mannnoth in 
ilustry that has in three years revolntionizeij the 
rose business of the state followed these di.scoveries 
with the result that this locality jiroduces more roses 
and hothouse s]ieeialties than all others in the state 
and easily dominates the business of this inter- 
mountain (liNtriet. \]ipveriali\ e of ilu' aehie\emenls 
and fame l)rought to the city through the Rose 
industry, a committee of citizens planned a cele- 
bration and Farmington was christened "The Rose 
City." This was accoinplished three years ago. .\r- 
bor day was set apart as Rose I^ay and each year 
a rose sale is conducted and jirizes of choice shrubs 
are awarded to those planting the largest number of 
roses on this dav. 


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The Miller Floral Company s Pianl. 



Situateil between the tracks of the Oregon 
Short Line and the Salt Lake & Ogtlen railroads, 
and just at the southwest gate of the city of Farni- 
ington, is the mammoth plant of the Miller Floral 
com]3any. Sheltered beneath 150,000 feet of hea\ y 
glass and nestled in the tropics of summer heat fur 
nished b}- three large steam boilers, stands the reign- 
ing queen of the \-alley of flowerlets. Mere may be 
seen one of the most magnificent and inspiring 
sights west of the Missouri river. 

.Mr. Robert Miller, I'resident of the ompany 
and founder of the i)lant, has wrenched from the 
elements a world of beautiful flowers. Thus, lovers 
of the beautiful may feast their eyes here ujion a 
[irofusion of roses, carnations, ferns, sweet peas, p'<i 
led plants, etc.. of all tints, shades and colors. 

In .\pril, 1"1(), negotiations were conducted foi' 
ihe ten acre tract of land upon which the plant is 
situated, and thereafter the first house was erecte<l. 
During the year an eight per cent di\idend was paid 
the stockholders. The second year (1911) ten per 
cent was paid on all stocks outstanding and the 
plant was doubled. During the present year the 
plant has been doubled also and ten per cent di\i- 
dend will be paid on all stocks issued. 

During tlie remarkabl}' short jieriod of two 
years and eight months this institution has grown 

It is a significant fact, not .generally kn^wn, 
that the .Miller Floral company dominates the whole- 
sale trade of the intcrmountain west, and that the 
slock shipped out from their jilant is the choicest 
kiiiiwn to the trade. In the light of circumstances 
lliis is a most remarkable statement. 

W hen .Mr. Miller came to Farmington with his 
pr.i|iosition he was confronted with the statement 
that hundre<|s of thousands of dollars had been spent 
in trying to grow choice roses in Salt Lake City and 
other parts of the state without success. The many 
failures and adverse experiences incident to the his- 
tory of the business in I'lali made it e.\cerdingl\ 

dri\en to lu-niic actiiri in nvdcr in linance tile nn 
derlakin.L; becau-c n| ihc lack n| i.-iiih in the lloral 
business. .\. it u it h-landinL; the-e difficulties anil 
many others, the bii-ine-- i- nn ;i sninid. safe footing 
with a S]ileiulid market fnr ils .int|mi ,-ind ;in r\er- 
increasin.g demand I'mv its pKnlnct. 

The plant as it stands today is worth .^IdD.llllO 
and its -lock is not offered for sale. 

The outpnt of the ])lanl consists of all kinds , ,f 
roses, carnations, ferns and potted plants for house 
decoration purposes, etc. It caters to the wholesale 
trade only and the .stock is shipped to all parts of 
the country. 


Arrival of Bamberger Train at Lngoon. 

Other improvements are contemplated in the 
near future, and it is quite probable that by the end 
of the next ensuing year the entire ten-aere 
tract of land will be covered with glass. 

The officers of the company are Robert Miller 
of Farmington, president and general manager; W. 
E. Tarbell of East Brookfield, Mass., vice-president; 
X'ephi Palmer of Farmington, secretary; N. G. Rob- 
ertson and James D. Murdock, both of Salt Lake 
City, directors; W. O. N. Loffland of Dover, Del., 

Rosebuds plucked from the nursery of Mr. and 
Mrs Hyrum 0. Pack. 

Home of Horace Van Fleet. 

Home of E. A. Cottrell. 


In this life it seems that every great blessing 
has its corresponding disadvantages'and evil portent. 
Because of the opportunity offered through the 
different avenues of commerce for employment, men 
Hock with their families to the large centers of popu- 
lation. In this country the history of Europe is 
repeating itself and the cities are fast becoming man 
ufacturing districts where the great smoke-stack of 
the furnace, factory and smelter continually belch 
forth their poisonous fumes and gases, causing a 
■^moky cloud to hover over the lower atmosphere 
day and night. For a quarter of a century the meil- 
ical fraternity have been pointing out the evils re- 
sulting to health caused by the smoke fog that bur- 
dens the atmosphere of most of our large cities, and 
some of the foremost scientists of the age have been 
for years engaged in trying to discover a method ;o 
consume these obnoxious gases out of smoke so 
that the menace to health might be lessened. 

A large majority of the world work without 
thinking. There are also those who think without 
working, but the successful in any line are those 
who think first and then apply themselves to the ac- 
complishment of the things 'they have undertaken 
to do. This latter class of individuals, conscious of 
the foul, smoky germ-laden atmosphere of the large 

cities, will always go to the suburbs when selecting 
a spot upon which to build a pirnianent home for 
the future. 

To those having business in Salt Lake or Og 
(kn cities, as well as desiring to move near 
to these centers, and who wish to locate where the 
smoke nuisance, confusion, etc., arc wanting. Farm- 
inglon City oft'ers the comjiletc solution and invites 
all such to come and select a site where the air is 
balmy and free from all the evils and disadvantages 
■if the smoke-laden cities. 

Here, surrounded by e\ery modern cmnciiience 
and luxury, the busy man may'ste]) nH tlu- car at tlie 
close of a strenuous day's work, and tiii<l peace anil 
(|uiet awaiting him at the threshold. 

The smoke nuisance is a real problem with 
which the world is struggling today. In many parts 
of the country, animals have died as a result of eat- 
ing forage and hay upon which arsenic and other 
poisonous substances have settled from the smoke- 
■aden atmosphere; also vegetation has been largely 
destroyed and the health of the peo])le impaired' un' 
td men of discretion are going outside of the crowd- 
ed cities into the suburbs to locate and rear their 
families. Farmington is essentially a citv of homes 
and is from every desirable vantage point. The 
choicest suburban district in Utah, and its cheap and approach to Salt Lake or Ogden cities; its 
well-lighted streets, pure soft water, etc., make of 
It the ideal suburb of these popular centers. 


Van Fleet Hotel. 

Home of Q. W. Palmer, 



The Davis county bank wa^^ incorporated In 
1892 with a capital oi $25, OOV. Its advent marked 
an epoch in the history of the finances of the town 
that has proved to be of great vahie to the public. 

Ezra T. Clark, a man of i;reat thrift and stalile 
in matters of finance, became ])rcsident of the bank, 
and A. L. Clark, the present cashier, was also ap 
pointed to this i^osition when the b ink was incor- 

The policy of the institution from the beginning 
has been safe and sane. It has paid a satisfactory 
dividend each year, set aside a large sinking fund, 
and its stock is worth one hundred and fifty dollars 
above par. It has ever been the policy of this bank 
to educate the people up to the necessity of a sa\ 
ings de]K)sit account: it has therefore sent agents 
out among tlie young people soliciting accounts. 
Miniature banks, the very Ijest obtainable. ha\ e 
been provided the youth as a means of stimulating 
a desire to cultivate the savings habit. This method 
has made a marked success. L'nder the wise policy 
adopted by the cashier, Mr. .\. I,. Ci.irk. and his ofli- 
cial ad\isors, this institution has had a steady 
growth from its beginning to tlie present. 

There have been comparatively no losses through 
default of payments, and there has never been a fore- 
closure of a mortgage during the business career of 
the institution. 

The following is a financial statement of its stand- 
ing December 12 : 


Loans ,S187,18().50 

Stock 6,000.00 

Real estate 600.00 

Cash on hand and due from banks. . 83,707.43 


Capital $ 25,000.00 

Surplus 25,000.00 

Individed profits 22,546.69 

1 )ei» .sits 204,047.24 

The present officers are as follows: 
Joseph S. Clark, President, 
[ames .A. F'ldridge, Vice President. 
1.. S. Mills, John Walsh. Joseph E. RoWnson, 
Walter W. Steed. Wm. H. Streeper, directors. 

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Tliough the -Muse r.iay ween pleasure 
Among steeples and towers 
Whei-e confusion an I noises 
Crowd each passing hour; 
Smoke from the stacks, 
Gases from the blast, 
Tlie halo and music 
That Jiovers and clangs. 

e the \ illage, hamlet, or vale 

nest the birdlings among foliage and 




WJiere the blue skieri are bluer 
And quiet prevails; 
The croak of the frog, 
Tlic song of tile lark, 
'J'he cottage hiirrounded 
With grassej and flowers. 



Farnuii.utiin lias 
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I'.Ncr siiu-e man as>a\cd U< tra\ci>c uic caiiii 
in nil ])lacc U' place, and biiilil lianilcts. towiiv aii<l 
c-ities, the wayside inn. or stop-over house, has had 
its unique place in the onward march of civilization 
and nianv lint^ering memoreis and i)eculiar remin- 
iscences cluster around these historic hostelries. 

In this, as in other customs, time has wroui;lU 
mighty chan,s.;es. 'IMie function allied to the old 
l)ack lot,' reception nMnii, with refreshment stand 
in the corner ami Inink Imuse adjacent, has receded 
into the shadow of the dim past and ,^•i^■en place to 
the modern palatial hotel with its artistic appearance 
and cheery, luxuriant suites. 

The \'anlleet house, situate at the head of De- 
pot street, is a s])lendid example of the modern 
couiilrv liotel. It is larij:e, cheery, with hath, etc., 
and is sanitar}' throu.^hout. 

Five vears a^n last luiie Mr. Ilyrnni \anlleet 
purchased' the Rohinv.n hntel and th.jrouKhly 
renovated and remodeled the huildiiiL;- and grounds 
and at once established a reputation which was fol- 

lowed by a steady patronase. In January, 1913, dur- 
ing a windstorm^! the building took fire and was al- 
most totally destroyed, including furnishings, etc. 
Immediately Mr. Vanfleet set about to rebuild the 
place with the result that the capacity is more than 
d. milled and the service is greatly enhanced. The 
interior of the building is all that could be desired 
:ind the traveling public may find here accommoda- 
tions and service to suit the inclination and purse 

Beside the regular courses at this popular place, 
a special carte will be served for the benefit of those 
desiring such service. It is the intention to cater to 
ilie automobile people and serve special dinners to 
louring parties and all those desiring such service 
can make their bookings in advance and secure the 
desired menu and entertainment. 

The Vanfleet place is parked with beautiful 
lawn and shrubs, and considering the location, ac- 
commodations, beautiful surrounding scenery, warm, 
balmy air, ((uietude, etc, this place must necessarily 
become one of the favorite resorts of Utah, and 
should appeal to the well-to-do as an ideal home for 
summer vacations and a convenient location for 
that class of the traveling public who may desire 
centrally located headquarters as a convenient 
means of reaching surrounding points of pleasure 
or business. 

Ten-acre field of Early Ohio potatoes g:rown by John S. White and sou, from which were 

marketed, in August, 1912, 525 bushels per acre of the choicest stock. 



To say that the cumpletinn of the Salt Lake & 
Ogden Railway was the direct fulfillment of prophe- 
cy will, no doubt, sound paradoxical to the uniniti- 
ated, but histor\- deals in paradoxes quite as unique 
and startling. Surely, did not the good old book say 
that "In the latter days your old men shall dream 
dreams and your young men shall see visions," etc? 

Twenty-two years ago, on a beautiful June day, 
Mr Simon Bamberger rode up through 
Davis county from Salt Lake City to Ogden. He 
became inspired with the natural beauty of the val- 
ley. The grasses had run up the shoulder of the 
hills, and everywhere a profusion of wild flowers 
met the eye. As the day faded and the evening 
zephyrs kissed the cheek with draughts of moist, 
cool air from the silvery sheen of the Great Salt 
Lake, a vision like a panorama presented itself. IK' 
saw Salt Lake and Ogden grow into large, com 
manding cities, linked together with a modern trol- 
ley system, and that this system should form the 
nucleus for the city of the future, that should reach 
from State street. Salt Lake City, to Washingtun 
avenue, Ogden. 

Thus it was that twenty-two years ago last June 
Mr. Bamberger announced his intention to build 

and equip a system of most modern design, connect- 
ing the two cities. A great undertaking, but Mr. 
Bamberger believed in himself, lie had faith in 
his own destiny. He said, "I will build and equip 
the best and most modern electrical road that sci- 
ence can produce." Bamberger was invincible. 
Neither financial reverses, law suits, sickness nor 
death could interpose. In June, 1''10, the first elec- 
trical car passed over the road from Salt Lake to 
Ogden. His dream was realized. The State of 
Utah is the beneficiary, and to this one enterprise, 
more than any other, is due the credit for the en- 
hanced values in Davis county realty. The ease 
with which the people of the county may get to and 
from Ogden or Salt Lake cities has practically an- 
nihilated the few miles intervening. This, together 
with the quick and frequent service, places Davis 
county on the map as the transitional link that will 
in the near future form together in one mammoth 
city the whole of the way from city to city. 

The double track from Salt Lake to Farmington 
is fast becoming completed, and it is the intention 
to double-track the entire line from Salt Lake to Og- 
den as soon as rails and ties can be secuerd. All the 
grading, however, is practically done. The manage- 
ment is now contemplating supplementing the pres- 
ent hourly trains with a half-hour service during the 
major portion of the day, and as soon as the system 
is installed the cars, besides stopping at all the sta- 


A Shady Ncok at Lagc 

Rose Bower at Lagoon. 

fions aiul lanes scheduled fnr the present hourly ser- 
vice, will make adrlitional stops at practically every 
convenient mile post or lane where passengers may 
desire to hoard the cars. 

In their desire in encoura,t;e suhurhan traffic, 
ihe management will inaugurate reduced rates for 
the hencfit of school pupils and husincss men, com- 
mencing January 1st. By purchasing a twenty 
round trip coupon book the holder is entitled to ;i 
one-way fare for round trip, such a hook of fares to 
be used insicle of two months. The new arrange- 
ments also provide for a book of eight coupons at 
reduced rates. This fare book is for the use of the 
ordinary family, and may be used as desired by the 
holder at any time. 

This splend 
city ( SIT prc-emi 

itilUy puts oui 
tlv situated am 



c(\ for residences of the wcll-lo-do') in a position to 
offer to the home-builder all of the quiet, health, 
beauty, fresh air, pure soft water, close proximity to 
business, etc., found in the most favored spot on 
earth, without the thousand and one disadvantages 
and perplexities incident to city life, and at the same 
time have the convenience of electric light, tele- 
phone and the city water piped into his home. 
This is also true of Davis county as a whole. 

In view of this splendid achievement that has 
accomplished so much for our present and means so 
much for the future of our town and the people of 
the county and state, the Farmington Commercial 
club, therefore, congratulates Mr. Simon Bamberger 
upon his success in this and other enterprises 
launched by him in our midst, and extend herewith 
the compliments of the gox'erning board, with assur- 
ance of appreciation and support. 

Swimming Pool at Lagoon. 



Since the days of our primeval existence, when 
man was discox cred in his far-off Eden home anions 
the swards and thorn bushes, the world has ever 
been attracted by the beautiful in nature. It was 
because of this instinct that .Adam and Eve sought 
to decorate their i^ersons with fabric made of fig 
leaves. It is to satisfy this inborn desire to preserve 
llie beautiful and attractive in nature that the girl 
strolls out in early springtime among the posies and 
plucks the wild flowerlets and presses them away 
within the lids of books that she might bring them 
out to cheer and comfort upon wintry days when 
the landscapes become dull and gray. It is because 
of this instinct, or desire, for the attractive in life 
tiiat men spend large sums of money and energy in 
building and maintaining l)eautiful landscape parks, 
and thus bring together a ]-)rofusion of trees, grasses 
ihal seem to please the eye. gladden the heart and 
elevate the soul, ^\'ith this idea in mind we turn 
almost intuitively to Farmington's crowning 
achie\-ement in the studied art of combined beauty 
and attraction. 

"Lagoon, the prettiest spot in Utah." Its flow- 
ering lawns, its beautiful green boweries, its cooling- 
shade, its mammoth parade grounds, its springs of 

living water, its crystaline lakes, its well kept groves, 
its shady nooks (lovers' retreats), its climbing vines, 
its mammoth pavilions, its manifold attractions, its 
social standing and reputation ; its large patronage 
and splendid management, all combine to make this 
famous resort the greatest and most splendid in all 
the land. For over 14 years Mr. J. Bergerman has 
had control of this favorite ]jleasure resort, having 
leased it from Mr. Simon Bamberger; and to Mr. 
ISergerman, as well as to J\Ir. Bamberger, is due the 
credit for the great patronage and popularity of the 

The attractions of this favorite place consist o^ 
all those found elsewhere, and many others, includ- 
ing boating, bathing, dancing, fishing, horse racing. 
picnicking, roller skating, ball playing and a hun- 
dred others. All the refreshments that may be 
found at any first class resort are also to be had at 
the Lagoon. 

As time passes along this favorite resort seems 
to gain in popularity and patronage, and is without 
doubt the largest, most beautiful and attractive re- 
sort west of the Missouri river, and is fast gaining a 
national reputation. 

Its close proximity and easy access to Salt Lake 
City bring visitors from all over the world. There 
are comjiarativcly few who travel across the conti- 
nent to the Pacific coast who do not stop oft' at Salt 
Lake City and take the electrical car to Lagoon. 


Farmin^fton Commercial & Manufacturing Company. 


''' ''it'may be said to have lived up to its P"i-pose. 

:iert to suppb' patrons with any art>cle frou. a .an,- 
bric needle to a steam thresher. 

The first officers of the corporation \yeie 1-.. i. 
Clark, president; J. M. Secrist, vice president , J. . 
MiUe;, secretary; J. E. Robinson, treasure, , W . W • 
Steed, superintendent. 

Soon after incorporating, a fine modern twu- 
slory °? uc ure was erected and a full line of mer- 
chandise was offered for sale, including lumber, ce- 
ment buiWers' hardware, coal, machmery, wagon , 
vv oood^ shoes, groceries, medicines, etc. Mi. 
ClL-k was'succeed^dts president by J. M Secnst in 
VgO Alr^ Secrist was also succeeded by the present 
\Z: J.'E'Robinson,in 1^06 WW^teecI was su. 
ceeded as superintendent by J. H. Rol^"^/°'\^y'^° 
has been active superintendent since 1894. It has 

by the books of the company, arc most satisfactoiy 
a Kl show yearly gains . The '--"-- --Z;"!;. 
hive outo-rown its facilties, and in 1910 a very sun 
tantia building was added, and the inst.tu ion was 
t -1 sformed into a modern department store. A 
;S;r" rel-igerating plant was instal^d m co"-^^ 
lion with the meat department, and the company is 
o V p epared to care for a large stock of fresh and 
cued^ meats, also expects to manufacture ice. etc 
Tie building is 100 by 76 feet, and is heated with 
siein throughout and is a credit to the town. . 
^Tl institution is one of the strongest financial 
Iv in the county, has a large sinking fund and does 
■i' very large credit as well as cash business. 

The present officers are J. E. Rob'»fO". P"^";" 
dent ohS Walsh, vice president; J. H;^Wik- ec 
retary ; J. H. Robinson, superintendent and trcas 
urer; j. S. Clark, George Hess and E. A. Cottrell, 


Davis County is the home of the famous Elhcrla 

peach and the best sweet cherry belt in the world. 

The above cut is taken from a two-vear-old 

peach and cherry orchard of John S. White, and 

shows a rugged, healthy growth, seldom attained at that age. 

Orchardists will do well to come to Farmington 

and secure some of these choice fruit lands. 


Ill ihe sumnici- of VA)7, Mr. Waller Raiuplon. 
for years our village blacksmith, evolved an idea 
that silenced forever the familiar ring ot the old 
anvil He sidestepped his calling as an artisan ot 
the molten rod, for he had forged out an idea that 
took concrete form; thus the mixer of fire, water, 
earth and air became the skillful mixer of saline salts 
and nectarine. . 

A small hall, 18 by 20 feet, was built, m whicU 
Mr. Ramptoii started in business in a small way. 
His stock consisted of such sundry articles as cigars 
candes, toilet articles, ice cream, soda water, etc. 
For three vears the business was conducted in the 
ori-inal buildinsj, which proved altogether inade- 

quate for the proper accommodation of patrons and 

ilic increase in business. 

In l')ll a suitable building with plate glass tront 
was erected. This building was laid with pressed 
brick and the interior furnished with the latest de- 
signs in golden oak fixtures. Mr. Rampton's son 
\Valter, who holds a first-class diploma as a careful 
druggist, is manager and owns a half interest in the 
business, which consists of all the lines of merchan- 
dise found in a first-class drug store. 

Prescriptions may be filled at all hours. Liquors 
for medical purposes are dispensed upon prescrip- 
tion only. • J • 1 ' 
.As a dispensary of the usual fountain drinks, 
ice cream, etc., the place is clean, cosy and inviting, 
a credit to any town. 

Ramptoii Drug- Store. 

L. H. Oviatt & Co. 



In June, 1902, L. II. Oviatt, one of our yount: 
energetic townsmen, with but limited experience 
and no capital, took o\er the small grocery and pro- 
duce business of J. W. Cotterell, and took also the 
initiative in what was to be a business career of 
phenomena] sagacity and progress. 

For eight years meats, groceries, mill stuffs. 
etc., were successfully handled, with a steady iu 
crease in sales, until it became evident that larger 
facilities were necessary in order to take care of the 
Inisiness. With the characteristic Yankee capacity 
fnr growth, a larger field was sought in which to o])- 
erate, and in I'HO the old Karmington Co-op was 
purchased from our veteran merchant, Fred Combs, 
and the business was moved into the premises. 

The old buildings wore thoroughly reniodeleil, 
a nindern cnM viMra^' ]ilanl was installed ami an 
iip-lu dale ihy gdmN ckiiartnicnt was added. 

\\ hen tile l^'red Combs business was taken o\er. 
Mr. ()\iatt launched a corporation under the firm 
name of "The ].. 11. ( )viatt Company," and in Alarcli. 
I'MO tlie new firm commenced business in the foK 
lowing lines: Coal, mill stuffs, dry goods, groceries, 
hardware, implements, slioes. fresh and cured meats, 

The slnrkbol.lcrs ,,f ibis c.unpany are all young 
townsmen. The pr sent ()fi'i<-ers areas follows: L. 

H. Oviatt, president; F. M. Abbott, secretary and 
treasurer; John A. Bourne, Mahonri Spencer, L. E. 
.Abbott and John G. Petty, directors. 


Among other desirable assets, Fiirmington has 
a first-class livery service, with a sufficient nund)er 
of single and double rigs of all kinds to accommo- 
date the public. 

Four years ago, one of Farmington's townsmen 
Mr. Joseph Tippets, establi.shed the Farminglon 
I.ivery & Feed business. For three vears Mr. Tip- 
pets conducted the business succes.s'fully and suc- 
ceeded in building up a nice dwelling In 
■Vovember, 1911, Mr. K. G. Walker purchased the 
livery business, also the dwelling, and has made 
very satisfactory returns on his investment durim.-- 
the past year. 

In connection with a general livery service, all 
kinds of transfer and heavv dravage work is pninip! 
ly done at reasonable prices. 

There is something that lingers in the memory 
of those who upon occasions have found cnmlmi i.'- 
jaded team and a cheerful fire in the bunkhouse 
awaiting them at night fall when the cold December 
wind was biting and nipping. As a temporary 

Faxmington Livery and Feed Stable. 

Wood General Store. 

shelter for the traveler and liis team, this place has 
become famous as a fa\orite equine stalilerv. 

Horses arc boug;ht and sold, also boarded l)y 
day, week or month. As a business man. ^Ir. 
Walker is alert and wideawake. 

Proprietor of Restaurant. 
In connection with the livery business Mr. 
Walker conducts a first-class eating house for the 
general public, also as accommodation to his pat- 
rons. Short orders may be called for at all hours. 
Oysters and T-bone are served with smiles and good 


Mr. J. D. Wood, proprietor of the \\'n,u\ C,, 
era! store, is one of the oldest merchants nf t 
town. He comes from a family of merchants. I 
parents were both nierehants before eoniiiifi: 

TTtah, and were identified with the merchan- 
dising business during the early history of Farming- 

Mr. Wiind was engam-d in business with T,. H. 
Kcnnard for a time. In the vear ISOO he bought out 
;\rr. Kennard and became sole owner of the business 
which he has since conducted. Commencing in a 
small way, the business graduallv increased, and in 
1000 the main building was doubled in floor space, 
and this institution became one of the main factors 
in the stable progress of the town. 

The store has the agency for the famous Rock 
Snrinirs coal and carries all the usual lines of mer- 
chandise, including baled hay. grains, flour, shoes, 
drv goods, groceries, etc. 

In 1011 a new warehouse was added and the build- 
ing as it now stands is 40 by .^0 feet. 

Mr. Wood may be said to combine the elements 
I'f industry and economy in business and has always 
kc'jit his ledger balance on the right side. 


A Section of Lagoon. 


The wealth, prosperity and progress of every 
nation is measured by its area of land and water 
and where the texture of the soil ,s well supplied 
with the condiments of fertility and mo.sttire and 
the climate is good, thrift, stability and rapid prog- 
ress is the result. When to these are added a varie- 
ty of useful minerals and treasures of precious met- 
als, then the acme of material growth and greatness 
is reached. The best heritage a parent can bequeath 
to his oft-spring is a plat of ground in a favored lo- 
calitv The surest and safest m vestment foi the 
aged business man is a piece of carlh where values 
are sure to keep an upward trend. , „ ., 

To keep money in a bank ami pay rent on a 
place to shelter the'family in a stully, over-crow. e. 
city is suicidal, and fixes a barrier before the child 
that clouds his vision as with a mantle of miscnncci) 
tion and doubt, and thus dams the Inuntam ol i-atn- 
otism and thrift at its very source. 

To own a home with peacciul >urrnumlmgs i- 
the hope and ambiti.m of every aspiring person, aiu 
to be able to own a home where nature has lavishe.l 
its choicest gifts in natural beauty, sunshine, pure- 
air, water, rich soil, perfect climate, etc., and where 
man has supplie.l every other desired convenience 
and facility, is indeed the chenshe.l ambition of the 
intellectually endowed, and one reached only by 
<:omparati\ely few. 

Such are the facts that in offering to the public 
some of Its choice city properties and f--^"" '^"f^ 
the Commercial club does so with the assurance 
that all these requisite features and ^ti 1 others are 
well known characteristics of this locality. Farm- 
in.non is pre-eminentlv the one spot where the re- 
c uihe home l>uilder may find his af!mity and bmld 
,p a hap,,v home, surrounded with beaut.fu. 
scenerv, tVees. hi.scious fruits, berries, vegetables 
etc . with mild climate, ample attractions and every 
.n.Klern convenience and utility. The club has for 
s lie -It a vcrv reasonable price some choice city lots, 
suitable for business enterprises; and on inquiring, 
a prospcctix c purchaser may at any time be con- 
ducted over town to the different P'-oP"t>es. Be- 
cause of fake advertising and questionable methods 
l)v reil e->lato dealers, many unprofitable purchases 
l,",ve iKcn made in real estate throughout the coun- 
try bui )i.i anxiety on this account need be enter- 
imuMl in respect to these offerings. Itvery parcel 
,,i land ha- been listed at the very lowest possible 
,„iee nid i^ a bargain. The only object sought be- 
i„- ih'e advantage gained thnnigll the growth of the 

Thi^ l.K-alilv can suj.plv the peaches for an 
evaporating plan't. the sand for a glass factory cane 
for a syrup evaporating plant, salt for a sa t refinery. 
seamstresses for an overall factory, laundry ironcrs 
ii.r a -^team laundry and cheap power and light for 

Scene Above Power Plant. 

Home of Joseph S. Clark. 

Farmington Its Attractions, Industries and Homo 

In placing before the general ,.ubhc sone ..1 he 
important features and inducements ottered by our 
village city to prospective home-budders and those 
seekfng remunerative avenues iu which to invest 
mone/along industrial pursuits, the Fanmng Com- 
mercial club has sought in these pages to give only a 
brief, concise summary, or epitome, of the mans 
excellent features and facilities that are ofterecl. 

Care and painstaking have characterized the 
eiTort to secure information and data, and eveiy 
statement is reliable and may 1)e verified, indeed 
the superior advantages, stable public enterprises 
and splendid public utilities of the city attest its su- 
periority and unusual facilily as the iavoied place 
for the establishment of iudnstrK's and Un homes ot 
the well-to-dn. 

Location and Climate. 

Situated about midway between Salt 1 ake and 

Ogden cities, and directly along the lines of the halt 

I ake & Ogden and the Oregon Short railroads 

the town has the advantage of cheap and rapid 

,-!n.n,,rt:„i.,n to the cities of Salt Lake and Ogden. 

The Man 
center ui ih 

passes directly through the 
making it con- 

vementTor'cars of produce m be loaded and for pas- 
sengers to board cars. . .- ,u„ 
^The climate is very mild, and it is rare tor the 
frost to enter the ground to a depth of six inches 
,lurmg the winter season. The valley ''en'R very 
narrow and the glistening surface of the Great Salt 
1 ake on the west reflecting against the rugged 
mountains of the Wasatch range on the east keep 
the soil warm at all seasons of the vear, with the 
result that this locality is earlier than Salt Lake (^ity 
and is safer from frost than almost any district east 
of the Pacific coast. Because of its freedom from 
frost, Farmington is essentially the natural home ot 
the watermelon, the Elberta peach and one ot the 
best and safest sweet cherry belts in the world. 

County Seat. 
Farmington is the scat of Government of Davis 
county, and the Second Judicial district of the state 
holds 'court here each month. Among the other ad- 
vantages, this feature also adds to the convenience 

Davis County Court House, Farmin^on, Utah. 


age,i business m»n '» » P":"' "' •'"'' *""' 

city IS ^"^' .'^.'; .f ' ,, .^\,.uh a ma.Ule of misconcc,, 

;i:^;stl;;:;:ar;i;u;aan.s the fountain of p=un 

the hope and an.bition of every ^^^1';""^ 'lYtavi'.h 
to be able to own a home where nature has la^.^h. 

imcllcctnally en.lowed. and one reached only bv 

^,,.1, ue the facts that in offering to the public 
f i, ch Ic properties and farm lands, 

a w^th mUd climate, ample attracUons atid eve^ 

nude n convenience attd utility. The ^ub h^^ Joj 

1 It a verv reasonable price some choice c.t> lots, 

:u udie .:?ln,:iness entlprises; and - "-l--^: 

.. rosnectivc purchaser may at any time be co.i 

'Uc ed me,, town to the diiTerent P^operttes. Bc- 

,:rof fake advertising and q-stK>na ble met^^^^^^^^^^^ 

l,v real estate dealers, many unprohtable purtliases 

•\ ...n mule m real estate throughout the coun- 

1 , u'xieiv nn this account need be cnter- 

1-,1,'u- 1 in respect 'to these offerings. Every parcel 

; and has l.een l.ste.l at the very lowest possible 

ic^ a ml is a bargain. The only object sought be- 

'..odit advantage gained through the growth of the 

""' Thi. can >n,n'lv the peaches for an 

seamstresses for an overall factory, 1^"- > .'j^l'^^^^^ a steam laundry and cheap power and light tor 

Home of Joseph S. Clark. 

almost any niaiuifacturiiig plant that might be es- 
tablished in our midst, and every possible assistance 
will be given liy the Commercial club to help the 
prospective residenter or those seeking prob- 
able localities for factories to suital)ly locate. 

Mines and Mining. 

To tlie east of the city lies a wnrld of precious 
minerals, and while the mineral resources of the 
district are as yet only partly developed, yet enough 
has been done to demonstrate that this district is a 
promising field for the professional miner and min- 
eralogist. P'ractically the whole district has been 
staked off and many tunnels are being driven. 

Float and outcroppings carrying gold, copper, 
iron, etc., have been found at various points, and 
granite formations strongly impregnated with min- 
erals are abundant. The assays thus far have shown 
some very flattering results, but in the main low per 
cents in gold, silver, copper, iron, etc., have been 
the rule. This is accounted for from the fact that 
the mining operations have been limited; however, 
in most case rich rewards have resulted where veins 

of ore have been judiciously followed at any con- 
siderable length. 

The mineral resources of the district are as yet 
undeveloped, but from the best information obtain- 
able, offer splendid inducements for the professional 


No. 1 — 1 acres choice peach ami cherry land, 
1st east, between 6th and 7th north. 

No. 2 — 1 acres orchard land, 5-rooni house, barn 
and other buildings. 

No. 3—8x10 rods buildin- lot, desirable locating. 
2d east, between 2d and 3d nortli. 

No. 4 — 10x11 rods corner, excellent location, lA 
east and 3d north. 

No. 5 — 121/1x11 rods on lA east, excellent fruit 
land and building lots. 

No. 6 — 5x10 rods on State, near id west : ideal 
place for home. 

No. 7 — 7x8 rods, business section on State, near 
Main street. 

No. 8 — 4-acre tract, suitable for residences or 
fruits, 2d east, 2d north. 

No- 9- — 8 acres, mill property and fruit land. 

No. 10 — 9-room brick house, V/i lots, 3 shares 

water on State. 

Xo. ll_30x7() feet, new building, 30x40 feet, on. 

Xo. 12— Farm /3f4 acres, suitable for grain or 

Xo. 13 — .^-\7'j rods, residence or business prop- 
erty, 2d north, near .Main. 

Xo. 14 — 2' I acres close in, orchard or garden. 

Xo. 1.^ — 2' 1 acres close in, orchard or garden 


.n .Ma 

md 3d north; ideal 

Xo. Ki— .^xl.S 
business corner. 

Xo. 17 — 2x8 rods and store building, opposite 
court house on State. 

Xo. 18 1 acres orchard or .garden land and res- 
idence property- 

Xo. 1'' — 14-acrc farm adjoining two railroad 
factory -ites. 

Xo. 20 — 20x1'' rods on Compton bench, fruit 
and berries lanil. 


Farniington Coniniercial Club 


Robert Miller, President. 
E. B. Clark, Vice Preside 

.\. I.. Clark, Treasurer. 
Ilyrum O. Pack, Secretary- 

Robert Mill 
E. B. Clark 


John S. While 
E. A. Cotlrell 
Charles li.ivlin 

\. G Smith 

Dr. A. Z. Tanner 

J. Wells Hess 
Horace Van Fleet 

Membership and Dues— Robert Miller, E. B. Clark- 
Real Estate— !■:. I'.. Clark, J. W. Hess, Charles Boylm. 
Publicity— I nhn S. White, llvrtim O. Pack, Elijah Gregory. 



A. L. Clark 
H. S. Daynes 
J. D- Wood 
Robert Miller 
N. G. Smith 
Dr. Tanner 
Lewis Abbott 
J. H. Robinson 
Horace Van Fleet 

D. L. Rice 

E. G. Walker 
W. B. Rampton 
Walter Rampton 
Geo. McHu^h 
Hyrum Van Fleet 
H. P. Oliver 

E. B. Gregory 
W. B- Holmes 
D. C. Hess 
Wm. Sorensen 

Scott Turner 
Rov Dahl 
Otto Dahl 
Parle;y Sears - 
J. W. Steed 
M. L. Harnett 
J. Bergernian 
J. B. Fairchild 
C. J. Steed 
Charels Boylin 
Orson Hyde 
J. M. Christenson 
August Dahl 
Hyrum O. Pack 
James J. Steed 
George H. Meadows 
Jos- E. Robinson 
W. W. Rose 
L. S. Rice 
A. Sjoblom 

A. F. Stevenson 
C. L. Robinson 
John R. Taylor 
M. C. Udy 
H. J. Van Fleet 
Done Sanders 
O. F. Lamb 
Milton Hess 
T- H. Hinman 
"Wilford Hess 
Wm. A. Wood 
Olonzo Pierce 
Albin Johnson 
John Johnson 
Orl-n Lamb 
N'ephi Palmer 
Frank Udv 
John S. White 
Marsh Abbott 

Thomas Thomas 
Simon Bamberger 
John Walsh 
E. A. Cottrell 
E. B. Clark 
Frank Steed 
J. S. Clark 
Geo. Stayner 
J. W. Cottrell 
E. D. Stevenson 
J. P. Engstrom 
Wells Hess 
George Rogers 
Edward Robinson 
Henry Wood 
Hy. Stewart 
[. B. Bean 
R. B. X^eedom 
J. M- Bamberger 
ticnrv .-Xndorson 

Letter of Coniniendation 

At a nieetintr of the board of govei-nor.s of tlic 
Parmington Commercial Club held May 2, 191:5. 
Mr. E. A. Cottrell introduced a resolution, inelud- 
ing a motion for the appointment of a committee 
to draft a letter of eommendation and thanks and 
that the same be published in the Commereia) 
club booklet about to issue. 

Messrs Kobert Miller and E. A. Cottrell were 
elected to act as sueli eonnnittee and presented tlie 
authiir with tlie following letter. 

Farminglon, Utah, May, 7, lOKl 

With appreciation for the service and a sense of 
pride in the acliievement. we the governing board 

of the Farmington Commercial Club extend to Mr. 
•John S. White our commendation and thanks for 
Ids patent effort and worthy enterprise in prepar- 
ing for publication this booklet. 

The Farmington Commercial Club is indebted to 
Mr. White, who i.> also a member of the board of 
governors, for this publication. It is the desire 
and wisli of the Club to express appreciation for 
the able manner in which he has liandled the work 
of getting together and preparing for publication 
all of the- copy, cuts, cover designs, etc. contained 

He.speetfully, The Board of Governors; 
rarmington Commercial Club. 


The most plausible excuse that 
may be urged for the existence 
of the Fanuington Commercial 
Club is the determination on the 
part of its members to rip 
the wrinkles out of every Van 
Winkler in town, and build np a 
lietter and greater community. 

New blood, new energy, new 
people — the slogan that must 
characterize the movement for 
better thiiigs. 

There is a new leadership that 
lias spruu^ up from the smolder- 
ing embers of the past, and the 
heioic fires of the generation 
that quielly sleeps in yonder 
churchyard, have rekindled them- 
se''-es and from the ashes must 
ap icar lliat dynamic spark that 
i'timinatcs and ehctrifies; for 
t js is an age wherein man must 
Lvt his !>core each year as com- 
>ared with the past 

Each mtmber of this club is 
glad he is alive and has pledged 
himself to administer a shower 
bath to the somnambulist, to 
ehloroforji the beefer and bury 
th«. dead. 

The members of this elub are 
alfriii!«ti->. nevertheless they be- 

lieve in the truism that every 
person with moss on his back 
has his face to the wall and is a 
dead one whether he knows it 
or not, therefore no effort will 
b': made to secure the member- 
ship of those who have no faith 
in themselves, in the future, in 
their fellows or their town. 

The club believes in the unani- 
mity of purpose, whether applied 
to its own town or Davis county 
as a wh.tlc, and pledges itself to 
work for the unity and the ad- 
vanceraen* of both. 

It looks with pathos and pity 
upon so called patriotism wherein 
persons tak« sides and join in 
uncanny criticisms and clannish- 
ness ove:' petty jealousies and 
trivialities and this whether ap- 
plied to people of the town or 
the towns of the county. Only 
small men and little boys can af- 
ford to be clannish. Clannishness 
cloaked in the guise of patriotism 
is of all things the most deceptive 
and contemptible and is the 
covert tool of the incapaciated 
ai.d small. Its appeal is to the 
leaser instincts and stupidity of 
the )inl»4r<rpd .nnd unthinking 

individual. Its effect is, never 
the less, insidious and baneful. 

Situatea at the county seat 
of one of God's most favored 
counties, and with a sense of 
the responsibility attaching, there- 
fore tliis club appeals first to its 
own town and then to the other 
towns of the county to join in 
promoting a broad minded, gen- 
erous, campaign of thrift, progress 
and stability that shall boost for 
Davis county irrespective of any 
particular town thereof. 

This body endorses the propos- 
ed Davis County Commercial Club 
for sometime agitated by the 
editor of The Reflex, and respect- 
fully commends the effort look- 
ing to the promotion of such an 

The Farmington Commercial 
Club is fully organized and strip- 
ped for action. It has an ex- 
ecutioner who will lop off and 
chop off all dead and decaying 
branches, a doctor to apply 
anestheticb and dress the wounds 
and admmister chloroform to the 
fearful: a florist to furnish 
wreaths; a sexton to bury the 
dead and a press agent to tell 
the people. 

To enjoy all the advantages wltK none of the perplexities, build 
cVioicest suburban district. 

home in Famington, Utah