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John Jarvie Ranch

(Browns Park UT) John and his wife Nellie came to this remote, unsettled area in 1880, and established their ranch. They lived in a small dugout shelter the first year while developing the other structures and main house. Jarvie Ranch House and Store Situated on the Green River, they operated a ferry, store, blacksmith, raised […]

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Benson Grist Mill

(Stansbury Park UT) The restored historic Benson Grist Mill operated from 1854 to the 1940s processing wheat and corn for settlers in the Tooele Valley. A park developed around it includes other structures moved onto the site. Benson Grist Mill There were cabins like the Forsyth Pioneer Cabin built in 1872, a windmill, a smaller […]

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Tintic Mining District

(Eureka UT) About 120 mines operated in this area from 1869 to 1917, and some until 1995. It was considered one of the most important areas for mining, producing an estimated $180 million to a half billion in ore; silver, gold, copper, zinc, lead, and others. Tintic Mining District – Ruins It all started in […]

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