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December 15, 2008

As part of my own personal "war on Christmas" (which a Utah state senator has offered legislation to outlaw), the WORD celebrates the season by going on hiatus until January. May all out days be merry and bright, and here’s to a safe, healthy and saner New Year. HoHoHo!

Empty Minds: "Of all the people expressing their mental vacuity, none has a better excuse for an empty head than the newspaperman: If he pauses to restock his brain, he invites onrushing deadlines to trample him flat. Broadcasting the contents of empty minds is what most of us do most of the time, and nobody more relentlessly than I."

--Russell Baker, Pulitzer-winning columnist

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It may be only one room, but this museum contains Millville's history

By Jake Ipson

November 14, 2008 | MILLVILLE -- Located at 490 E. 300 South is the city office, and connected to that building is a little piece of Millville history. In that little room that connects with the city offices is the Millville Museum. Thanks to the hard work of many people, but especially Clyde and Norma Linder for putting the museum together.

The museum contains many old antiques that show the way life was in the early 1900s. It contains such items as parts of the old post office from Millville and items from an old co-op store. There are displays portraying what school was like back then and what houses would have mainly looked like in the olden days. There is a different display for each room in the house and showing what a typical room may have looked like. Included in some of the items on display are a nightstand and wash bench donated by Delone H. West that were made by Wilford Woodruff, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889-1898.

Other items of interest include old photographs of early residents of Millville. Also on display is an old Cache Valley Centennial Edition of the Herald Journal dated March 25, 1956. The article was inviting people to get to know Millville and stated in the article was the fact that at that time there were about 60 people who lived in Millville. It wouldn't be a museum about Millville without some old farming equipment.

Millville was established in 1860, so there is a lot of history in that little old town and there is no better way to see it then at the Millville Museum. Most of the items on display were donated by residents of Millville.

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