Jones-Hughes Her­itage Park

Serve Daily - - CITIZEN OF YEAR - By J.P. Hughes

This project at 143 South Main in Span­ish Fork orig­i­nated out of love and re­spect for our his­tory in this com­mu­nit y for four gen­er­a­tions.

We have been able to move three orig­i­nal log cab­ins f rom the hand work of our set tling pioneer fam­i­lies, an or ig­i­nal grainy back to the orig­i­nal site, a pump house and a wind­mill.

Dur ing t he “24th” cel­e­brat ion of this cul­tural her itage we have co­or­di­nated this site for the “Quilt Show, and a black- smith with self tour s through the mo­ments of the pa s t . T he v isu a l expe r ienc e of this visit is au­thent ic, sim­ple and clas­sic.

Our re­cent ad­di­tion is a “Dis­play Car riage House.” This will be the home of an orig­i­nal sheep wagon, Doc­tor’s buggy, Welsh car t, Ser i “City Drug Soda Foun­tain,” Pul­ver Pr int shop, with vis­ual ar­eas of an old school room, doc­tor’s off ice and har­nesses of the agri­cul­tural equine inf lu­ence of the day.

The highl ight of this place and lo­ca­tion is for the World War ll collection of Ralph An­drus. One en­tire wall of pro­tec­tive cases will be the home of uni­forms, medals and memor ies of our Span­ish Fork Ser­vice Vet­eran’s cont r ibu­tions for our f reedom.

We pla n a d ed i c a t ion of this build­ing and dis­play this year hope­fully by Ralph.

The ded­i­cat ion of the Cob­bler Shop by the orig­i­nal Shepherd Shoe Shop voice and spi r it was a very ten­der mo­ment in my life.

Ou r p l a n s a r e t o ma ke this ent i re site a 501- C3 place of rev­er­ence, at ten­dance, ro­mance, and en­durance.

We plan to ex­pand the ef­for t for a doll mu­seum and place of dreams for lit tle girls, a pho­to­graphic gallery, ar t stu­dio, a Na­tive Amer ican Lodge and a Pioneer Dugout.

We are grate­ful for the in­ter­est of this project and the kind­ness of Chris Baird to “Serve Daily.”

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