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Highlights with Heidi: Ice Cream Theft

Heidi Stringham
July 21, 2021

While doing some research, Local Government Records Specialist Heidi (yes, we have two Heidi’s in our office!) came across this funny little case in the Sanpete County Justice Court: Gunnison Precinct records. On June 13, 1904, six boys appeared before the Justice of the Peach for the theft of ice cream and cake! Looks like all the boys were charged and fined for the theft with the older boys receiving the higher $2.50 fine and the younger one’s paying $1.50 each. Do you think this was a case of hungry teenage boys? Did they raid someone’s birthday party? We are so curious!