Did you know that Hyrum City was founded 160 years ago in 1860? On the city’s fiftieth anniversary in 1910, residents enjoyed a grand celebration on the City Square in early July. Automobiles were brand-new to the community and horses and cars often found traveling the same road incompatible. That day the city electrician Joseph Appleyard’s team was frightened by an oncoming car and ran away, throwing him and his buggy against a picket fence. The impact broke both the tongue and the reach on his buggy and badly bruised Appleyard, but he still managed to attend the festivities on the square. If you have a fantastic automobile or just like seeing them, then be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the museum’s annual Hot Wheels and Hot Dogs Car Show Fundraiser on Saturday, May 30th at the Hyrum City Square. Car registration is open on the museum’s website and forms are also available at the museum. If you are interested in a vendor space or being a sponsor please contact the museum at museum@hyrumcity.com or 435-245-0208.

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