Early Baptismal Font

 2015-06-06 Old Mill in St. Johns (2) 4000x3000

“We reached St. Johns the evening of Monday, April 12, 1886. The thing I remember best was . . . the wonders of a Mexican town with its business signs in Spanish and a new flour mill that had just been running a few days.” (Excerpt of a journal entry found in the St. Johns Stake Centennial Book.) The main building of this old mill is still standing off of Water Street on Mill Street, just below Coronado Elementary. They could dam up the water in the mill stream to make it deep enough for baptisms, which is exactly what they did from the late 1880’s into the early 1900’s. You may have had an ancestor baptized there.

Posted on July 8, 2010, in History of Pioneer Days. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Early Baptismal Font.

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