As a builder, policeman, missionary, wagonmaster and militiaman Appleton Milo Harmon, during his eventful life, took part in many of the important events of early Mormondom. Through him one is able to relive the events of Nauvoo and the exodus to Winter Quarters. He participated in the destruction of the Expositor Press, and in the building of Mt. Pisgah, Winter Quarters, the famous roadometer and the Platte River Ferry.
After a mission to England, Appleton returned to Salt Lake to build sawmills in Emigration Canyon and to help in the erection of many buildings in the Salt Lake area. During this period he also participated in the Provo War. In 1863 he was called to the Cotton Mission of Dixie where he established a sawmill and furniture factory and was overseer in the construction of the cotton mill at Washington.
Appleton, for health reasons, moved to Holden, Utah, where he died on February 26, 1877
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Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stringham, Guy E., "Appleton Milo Harmon - Builder in Zion" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 5148.
Appleton Milo Harmon, 1820-1877