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Weekend Work

Boys working with cement with the Fife Rock Products Company.
Boys working with cement with the Fife Rock Products Company.

Outstanding students from Intermountain were allowed to work for residents of Brigham City and Perry on weekends. Boys worked as farm hands and at hard labor jobs such as brick laying and yard work. Girls worked in houses doing domestic work and childcare.

In the 1970's, students were paid $0.75 for domestic and yard work which is equal to $4.49 per hour today. For semi-skilled work like painting and auto mechanics, students were paid $1.00, equal to $5.99 per hour today. Minimun wage was $1.60 per hour in 1970.