Draper by Address

When I’ve documented enough places in a city that a simple list of them would be too long to be helpful I start up a page like this one, simply for referencing all of the posts for that city and sorting them by their address so they’re quick to find.

This one is for Draper, Utah

800 East

13200 South

Canyon Breeze Lane

Canyon Vine Cove

Pioneer Road

Running Bear Lane

Willard Pioneer Cemetery


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The Willard Pioneer Cemetery’s first burial was August 1854 with the death of five-day-old John Memorial, Jr., son of John Memorial (Memory) and Samantha Wells McCrary. This site, selected by Willard’s first settlers, is located one block east of the first group of log houses erected in Willard in 1851.

The McCrary baby was buried in the southwest corner of the the cemetery. Subsequent burials were north of this gravesite in order of the date of death. Loved ones were not buried by their families unless death immediately followed the last burial. For this reason, a new cemetery was chosen in 1869 on the foothills north of the original location. One hundred and fifty settlers were buried in this cemetery, and one hundred ten burials have been documented. Names of the other forty are being sought. That last known burial in this cemetery was in 1905.

The Willard flood of 1923 devastated this hallowed site. Floodwaters, cutting a large trench, caused markers and some remains of the graves to be washed into the field west of town. Located remains were brought back to the cemetery and buried in a common grave. Headstones and markers were replaced as accurately as possible.

This is D.U.P. Historic Marker #507 located in Willard, Utah

The John D. Spencer Branch Library


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The board of directors of the free public library recognizing the value of the untiring services rendered by Mr. John D. Spencer, not only to the cause of library development during the past sixteen years, but also to the advancement of every laudable civic undertaking and desiring to express appreciation of such service, voted to designate the new branch library.

In taking this action the board has placed before the community in a permanent way, the name of one who though a private citizen has been a conscientious efficient and devoted public servant.

The building is now the Free Church of Tonga.

Located at 776 West 200 North in Salt Lake City, Utah