Santa Clara, Utah was settled in 1861 when fifteen Swiss families were asked to pioneer this settlement. They had just arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah from Switzerland when they were asked to move again because of their ability for hard work and industry.
These settlers started with very little and made this area of Utah literally blossom. They planted fruit trees, vineyards, and vegetables. After several years, they produced enough food that they were able to peddle their produce throughout Utah and Nevada.
Although very few buildings and homes remain from these original settlers, the Relief Society House still stands. It was built in 1907 and has been beautifully restored.
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