Powerline Vandalism

Union Light & Power, Utah


Publication: The Davis County Clipper

Bountiful, UT, United States
vol. VIII, no. 17, p. 1, col. 6


A REWARD OF TWENTY DOLLARS twenty dollars will be given by THE UNION LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who, on the night of June 13th, 1898, caused a break on the electrical transmission line of said company at or near "Simpkin's Crossing" in Davis County, Utah, by throwing a limb of a tree over the wires of said line.

Persons are WARNED not to interfere in any wise with this line. It is safe to the public if unmolested, but serious and, probably, fatal results can be caused to persons through the breaking of insulators or the throwing of wire, limbs of trees, or other conductors of electricity over the wires of the company's transmission line.

A STANDING REWARD OF FIVE DOLLARS five dollars is offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of any person found molesting the said transmission line in the manner indicated above. R. S. Campbell, Manager.


Salt Lake City, June 15th, 1898.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information:Article: 10707
Researcher:Glenn Drummond
Date completed:January 17, 2010 by: Glenn Drummond;