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Why were several of the mercantile ventures in pioneer Utah known throughout the United States and England?

(Answer on page 13)

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(From page 2)

The pioneer mercantile ventures were well known because they were successful. While other types of financial institutions faltered, the Brigham City Cooperative, for example, weathered the financial storms of the 1860s and went on to form a woolen mill, tannery, hat factory, lumber mills, a dairy, agricultural and carpenter's departments.

Source: A Comprehensive History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, B.H. Roberts, 1930, Deseret News Press: Salt Lake City, pp. 216-218.