MOUNT PLEASANT CITY HISTORY
Historic Main Street
Historical buildings that line Mt. Pleasant’s Main street have changed very little since they were first constructed in the 1800’s. Beautiful woodwork and intricate architectural details are prominent features of these buildings and remind citizens daily of their heritage and historical roots. Today, inside these buildings, you will find growing businesses that contribute to the economy and serve as a center for business activity in Sanpete County. While small town charm remains constant, the city continues to grow and progress with time. Imagine surfing the Internet from an office constructed over 100 years ago. Mt. Pleasant has fiber optic capabilities and offers technological advances capable of serving a small satellite office or a growing business.
Prominent Historic Locations
Located on State Street, the Old pioneer Museum is most famous for the peace treaty signed there by Chief Blackhawk in 1872. The museum is also home to many wonderful treasures that exhibit Mt. Pleasant’s rich history, and exciting pioneer heritage.
The original Mt. Pleasant City Depot now sits south of the town and serves as a visitor and information center. Pictures, information and personal stories from the past tell the story of the Depot and it’s importance in Mt. pleasant’s formative years.
Wasatch Academy a private, coeducational boarding high school, is the oldest, continuously operating secondary school in Utah. The entire campus, founded in 1875, is on the National Historical Register. The school stresses educational, social, spiritual and moral development.
National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area
The National Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area runs along Utah’s Historic U.S. Highway 89 and includes Mt. Pleasant City. Spanning 250 miles, from just north of Mt. Pleasant, south through six counties to the Arizona border, the area covered by the heritage area includes countless examples of the rich cultural and architectural history shaped by the Mormon pioneers.