Postcard of Sunstone from Mormon Temple, Nauvoo, Illinois
Extension, Enterprise and Education: The Legacy of Cooperatives and Cooperation in Utah
Published by Utah State University - Merrill-Cazier Library
Co-operatives are voluntary associations jointly-owned and operated for the benefit of those using their services. While the Co-operative Movement was a worldwide phenomena in the 1800s, it was particularly strong and pervasive early on in Utah. Nineteenth-century Utah pioneers embraced the spirit of cooperation, building shared irrigation systems and establishing co-op stores within their communities.