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 October 27, 2021)

Publication Title
Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT)
Total Records
0 · Complete: 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.