In pioneer days, when a big job had to be done, a "bee" brought together residents and resources of the community. Now, Gov. Mike Leavitt and Utah centennial promoters want all Utahns to take part in a gigantic bee to make This Is the Place State Park a showcase for Utah history.

Monday morning, they announced plans for a new visitors center at the park, to be built at state expense, and four new buildings in the Old Deseret section of the park that will be constructed using private resources."This is what the centennial is about," Leavitt said, "to create a long-term legacy of memories to be passed down." He recalled a project at the park last year in which young volunteers helped lay flagstones for a path. In so doing, they bought into the Utah legacy, he said.

The major construction projects announced Monday include:

- A visitors center that will be a replica of the old sugar factory built in 1853 at 2100 South and 1100 East. The Legislature appropriated $1.5 million for the center. It will include three levels with a theater, lobby displays, gift and book store and other amenities, said Allen Roberts of Cooper/-Roberts Architects, which is designing the building.

- A pioneer-era home to be financed and built by the Utah Homebuilders Association.

- A replica of the old Huntsman Hotel that housed visitors to Fillmore for many years. The Jon Huntsman Family philanthropic organization will finance the construction.

- A copy of the Parley P. Pratt residence, also to be financed by the Huntsman family. Pratt was a Mormon pioneer apostle.

- An old-time barber shop to be underwritten by NuSkin International.

The This Is the Place Monument, a major landmark in the city, also will be refurbished and upgraded.

In all, it is hoped that 12 new structures can be added to Old Deseret over the life of the centennial celebration, said Stephen M. Studdert, Centennial Commission chairman. Throughout the project, the aid of volunteers will be solicited to help in many ways.

Other structures may include a novelty store, a wagon, carriage shop and livery stable, confectionery, newspaper and printing office, jewelry and watch shop, photography shop, drug store, pottery works, flour mill, sawmill and lumber company.

Leavitt responded to criticism that the major centennial financial effort is being put into This Is the Place, which memorializes part of Utah history that took place before statehood. The yearlong celebration should focus on all of Utah's history, including the "groundwork" years that preceded statehood, he said.

To further the plans for This Is the Place State Park, an enterprise team has been named. Members of the team include state Rep. Afton Bradshaw, Nancy Pace, Mike Leventhal, Norma Matheson, Hugh Barlow, Norm Johnson, Wilson Martin, Ann Brest Van Kempen, Zeke Dumke and three members of the Centennial Commission. Ex-officio members are Courtland Nelson, Clayton Parr, Nancy Devenport, Kim Burningham and Mike Barker. The group will create an enterprise zone to promote current plans and ongoing development.