The Christmas Market itself was quite a lot of fun, although it was cold: snow on the ground, gray skies, and temperatures that couldn't have been higher than 35 degrees. I didn't get any good pictures of the Market itself, but we did explore some of the buildings, which really showcased early Mormon history and some of the early LDS settlers, and I got some pictures. And we had some very good lunch at Siegfried's Delicatessen.
The first building we happened to wander into was a replica of the 1865 Heber East Ward School. The original building was built of sandstone from the mountains near Heber City, Utah, and was used for school and church meetings. In 1890, the Utah Free School Law was established, but before 1890, teachers received their salary as a result of students' tuition. Money being scarce, teachers were often paid in lumber, produce, and other goods; sometimes the parents even boarded the teacher as a means of tuition payment. You can see a picture of Brigham Young to the right of the chalkboard; to the left of the window is the Deseret alphabet.
The Deseret alphabet was developed and taught starting in 1854; it has a letter for every sound o the English language. Due to the costs to the adopt it and other obstacles, it was abandoned in the 1870s.