JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Utah Jewish Farming Colony-100 Year Anniversary #general

Jan Meisels Allen

Utah was one of 40 US settlements known as "Back to the Soil" which
permitted settlers, many >from Eastern Europe, to try a way of living that
their ancestors were prevented >from having--owning land. This past weekend
there was a commemoration of the 100 year anniversary when more than 250
people over 5 years moved to a settlement near today's Gunnison, Utah.
The first 12 settlers arrived in September 1911 to a place they named
Clarion--the farming was tough and most left by 1916-but the legacy is an
important part of Jewish settler history. To read more go to:
original url:

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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