Milford History

(Milford UT)
There was a small park in town that highlighted some of the history of this place. It had displays and artifacts showing what made it prosper. Pretty nice for a village with a population of about 1,400.

Milford History Park

Ranches were established in the 1870s, growing crops and raising cattle. But, the town didn’t develop until 1880 when the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake RR laid track and put a station in town; now a Union Pacific depot still active today.

Union Pacific and Firehose
Miner Cart

The Mineral Mountains are 10 miles east, so mining played a role in the beginning; but, eventually ran it’s course. It’s name Milford derived by combining of mill and ford. So, I presume there was a gristmill on the Beaver River in town.

Camp: Lions Club CG
Scene: Park, history


2 Responses to Milford History

  1. Old Fat Man June 16, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

    Well how about that. Milford was the sight of a term of work for me in Utah. We were putting in the first geothermal wells for electrical production over 20 years ago. I really enjoyed roaming the deserts there on my days off. You brought me back some memories today. Be Safe.

    • Pleinguy June 16, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      Go figure… glad I was able to stir your memory about that time.

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