130 years ago today - Aug 28, 1889

[Iosopa Community]
The first group of forty-six [Hawaiian] settlers arrived on 28 August 1889 and drew lots for the land they were to occupy. Additional settlers arrived, built houses, a schoolhouse, a general store, and an irrigation system which drew water from the Stansbury Mountains to water a variety of crops including lucern, beets, wheat, oats, barley, corn, potatoes, and squash. [The community is named Iosopa, Hawaiian for Joseph].

[Utah History Encyclopedia: Iosopa Community, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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