Grass Roots Entrepreneurship in the Frontier West : The Allens of Cache Valley and the Coreys and Wattises of Weber Valley
Christy, Howard A.,Embry, Jessie L.
Community Development in the American West : Past and Present Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Frontiers
Charles Redd Monographs in Western History, No. 15. Provo, Utah
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University
Arrington 'looks at Mormon settlement after 1875. He describes how some Mormons left the settled areas along the Wasatch Front to establish new communities in Utah and surrounding states, Canada, and Mexico, and went on to become successful entrepreneurs. Some of these left their villages to work, in groups, and brought outside finances from their work in railroad and road construction to help stabalize the villages they had settled. The Allens, the Coreys, and the Wattises are three examples of families who, like the Argonauts, sought and found the Golden Fleece. In this case, they all got their start in railroad construction--first in Utah and then throughout the West.