Hans 'Rich' Hansen House


This home was built in 1862. The Hansen home was the only one with a painted door, green from a small can of paint that he brought with him from Denmark; hence the name “Rich” due to the painted door. The creek by the house was used for baptisms year around. In the winter it was dammed and allowed to back up to form a pond. The ice was then broken to perform baptisms. Andrew Jenson’s Church Chronology refers to Brigham Young, his counselors and others being re-baptised at Ephraim in 1874. (Since the “United Order” was established in that year, this baptism was in connection with it). The large willow tree is also a remnant of pioneer times. This home has been added to the Historical Register.

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Pioneer Park
Ephraim, UT 84627



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