Saturday, March 9, 2013
Woods Cross - Old & New
South Bountiful Meeting House eerily appears with the mountains behind.
Addie May's sister, taught school as as well and may even be in this picture.
The thing is, Woods Cross is named for my 3rd Great Grandfather, Daniel Wood (1800-1892). He settled South Davis County in 1848. The first home was up by the Heber C. Kimball Mill just south of where Bountiful High is now. Then Daniel moved to flatter land down in the valley establishing a farm between what is now 800 West (Onion St.) and 500 West north of 500 South by Bountiful coordinates. It is now covered by I-15, shopping malls, and a portion of an oil refinery. This all started when Daniel let the Railroad build through his west pasture. There is the apocryphal version about him being on a mission when this happened and coming home the conductor called out "Woods Cross!" And his alleged response was, "Yes, and damn cross too!" (Family stories never die especially when they have swearing in them.)
(Don't tell anybody "stimulus money")
I'm just the type with a fanciful mind to wonder if Daniel Wood and Heber C. sometime would have looked out over the valley from up there at the mill and talked about the future of their descendants and the promise of this valley. My boy has claim to that as well as to both of them and they to him.