Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT) record example

    Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT)

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    Iron workers and others associated with the ill-fated iron works at what is now Cedar City, Utah, were paid on account, due to a shortage of currency in the frontier community. These ledgers list the names and occupations of the workers and the amounts credited for their services. As with many mining communities of the day, items they needed from the company store were then debited from their accounts. The mission ultimately failed due to poor weather, hostile Indians, and unforeseen manufacturing problems.

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    "Deseret Iron Company Account Book, 1854-1867" database with images Fold3 ( accessed November 30, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT)
    Total Records
    0Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    Southern Utah University logoSouthern Utah University
    Published on Fold3
    07 Jan 2010
    Last Updated
    15 Jan 2010
    Ledger book listing employee accounts, division of labor, and payroll for Iron Mission pioneers in Iron County, Utah, 1854-67.