Amasa Pierce Orchard
Amasa and Maria Ann Pierce moved here about 1895. Both were
dedicated Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Maria Ann organized the
first children's primary association in 1898, while Amasa Pierce
served for years as presiding elder.
A fruit farmer, Amasa Pierce urged the building of a
schoolhouse, for which he helped cut logs. He was instrumental
in changing the name of the community from Junction to Fruita in