Spanish Fork is a wonderful Utah town, rich in history. You pull up to an old Pioneer house on a corner built in 1881. Inside you will find the
wonderully restored home of Sherard Hardman. Sherard started collecting in 1978 when he was 8 years old. His father used to go digging in the Uintah's and Park City. He would take young Sherard along and they would explore the old sites together. Later on he connected with some of the Utah county diggers and began his quest for Utah bottles. While many collectors sought the high profile bottles, Sherard's fancy took him to the Pharmacies. They were inexpensive at the time and endlessly fascinating. You could find one for almost every small town in Utah. The smaller the town, the more rare. He has a wonderful collection of these now and is still trying to get one from all the known locations. In the process he has come across some of the old Utah Fruit Jars which are also very collectible now. In addition, Sherard likes to refinish antique furniture. All of the hutches shown were restored to hold his collection. Samples of his collection appear below. He is always looking for Utah pharmacies. You may reach Sherard on 801-794-0091.
The Simmons bottles below are the only two known