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Progressive Circleville

(Deseret Evening News, 29 December 1887)

Circle Valley.

"Correspondent" sends us the following items with a desire that the Salt Lake papers may copy. He says:

After a long silence, I thought I would once more intrude upon your valuable space by giving to your readers some truths connected with the conditions of our country and the doings of the people.

We have a very fine valley. It contains a great amount of most excellent land with plenty of water. The land can be bought on reasonable terms at present. There is any amount of timber, with good wagon roads leading to it. We have only to go about seven miles from town to the timber. The climate is mild and most all kinds of hardy fruits may be grown here. A steam sawmill has been built in the valley, and is prepared to do all the sawing necessary. Besides this we have an A1 grist mill, and a fine brick kiln from which beautiful bricks were turned out last summer, and has proven to be a thorough success.

We are sadly in need of a school teacher; if he could teach music it would be advantageous; also a good blacksmith could find employment here. Liberal offers are extended to such.

This place has been organized into a ward, with bishop and counsel. A good Sunday school is in operation with a fair attendance; also a Relief Society, Primary and Mutual Improvement Associations, of which we feel proud. An addition has recently been made to our meeting house, it now stands 38x20 and we expect to spend a pleasant New Year's there.

Copyright 2006 by Ardis E. Parshall

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