Late Homestead Period Householding at Benmore and Tintic Junction: Comparing Rural and Sub-Rural Communities in Tooele and Juab Counties, Utah Late Homestead Period Householding at Benmore and Tintic Junction: Comparing Rural and Sub-Rural Communities in Tooele and Juab Counties, Utah
This thesis utilizes surface data from Benmore, compared to surface and excavation data from Tintic Junction—a railroading town approximately 20 miles away from Benmore—to consider whether Benmore fits Halperin’s concept of householding and the extent to which the community operated outside of the mainstream economy. The data is considered both in order to better define the community of Benmore and to determine whether Halperin’s concept may be applicable to future homesteading studies throughout the American West. I argue that the specific questions considered in identifying householding are useful but that a broader theoretical approach is necessary to fully consider the dynamics of homesteading towns in Utah and the West.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:historic archaeology householding rhoda halperin benmore tintic junction
Date of Publication:06/27/2008