The Gale Center's collection embodies the cultural heritage of the city of South Jordan. Originally a small farming town settled by Latter-Day Saints in 1859, South Jordan has grown considerably in the last 100 + years.
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Step into a school day from South Jordan's past. Practice handwriting on a slate, read a primer, and play in the schoolyard. (Interactive)
Help out with chores on the farm. Cook in the kitchen, gather eggs, or hang laundry out to dry beside the Beckstead Ditch. (Interactive)
Put on a hard hat and visit an underground mine shaft. Watch model trains take copper from Bingham Mine to the nearby town of Bingham.
Grab a basket and pick out produce at the Service Station before checking to see how much it cost to fill up the gas tank in your Model T. (Interactive)
Visit Grandma's House to see what a South Jordan home would have looked like in the early 1900s. Be sure to visit the historic pump organ in Grandma's front room.
In 1859, early settlers gave South Jordan the nickname Gale. Learn about the first 100 years of South Jordan's history as it grew from a Latter-Day Saint settlement into a thriving post-war town.