A Biographical Sketch of John Riggs Murdock

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJoseph Marion Tanner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... try, however, had no extensive forests, and the lumber trade could not, therefore, continue very long. The saw-mill answered the purposes of those times and supplied the lumber necessary for improving the town and multiplying new homes. It was an additional factor in the employment of both capital and labor." A matter of some importance to the people in the early days of Beaver was its town government. John R. Murdock was called to preside over the religious destinies of the place. Beaver City had no charter. Upon his election to the territorial legislature in 1867, he succeeded in getting a bill through, giving to his home town a charter, in consequence of which a municipal government was organized. There was some friction at first, owing to the fact that the people were divided, but he finally succeeded in harmonizing most of them. Speaking of his legislative experience he says: "I was elected to the legislature for four consecutive terms. I was also a member of the Territorial Convention over which General Barnum presided. The object of that convention was to draft a state constitution." Only four years had elapsed since his trip across the plains in 1864. They were years of a busy life in which he was the leading factor in the establishment of industrial life in Beaver City. They were years devoted to the care and comforts of his family, a period in which he was given opportunity to discover and develop resources necessary for the wellbeing and happiness of the people over whom he presided. At the close of four years after his call to Beaver, and in the spring of 1868, he was called to conduct a train of seventy-five wagons to Laramie City for the purpose of bringing to Utah the emigrants who were arriving there. By this time the railroad had made its w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... try, however, had no extensive forests, and the lumber trade could not, therefore, continue very long. The saw-mill answered the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217659934

ISBN - 13:9780217659932

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