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Hyde Park’s cemetery fence is refurbished

September 16th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life

By Michael Stewart

HYDE PARK–A new fence was completed in the Hyde Park Cemetery on Sept. 15 in commemoration of all the people buried in that historic place.

“This fence was built by Mormon pioneers over 100 years ago. Hyde Park couldn’t just throw it away so they built new posts to make it sturdy,” said Dennis Bodily, owner of Logan Memorials.

Not too far from the fence is the headstone of William Hyde, the first branch president of Hyde Park and the reason Hyde Park has that particular name. Hyde was born on Sept. 11, 1818 in New York state. He and his father, Heman Hyde, were baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 7, 1834, and soon after started their journey to Utah. Hyde resided in Lehi until deciding to move to Hyde Park in 1860, where he served as branch president and bishop before his death on March 2, 1874.

“There is a lot of Mormon history buried in these grounds,” said co-owner of Logan Memorials, Hope Bodily. “We love working in Cache Valley cemeteries and learning of the early settlers.”


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