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Ironton was established in 1878 when the Salt Lake and Western Railroad pushed its tracks through the Tintic Valley. By the 1880s, the railroad relocated its tracks to the east, shifted the terminus to the south. It then opened a new depot several miles to the north at what was called Tintic Station. Ironton was now a homeless, railroadless orphan left to wither and die, its stores, saloons and lodging houses either torn down or relocated.(*)

Ironton was approximately where the maps put “Wing Flat” these days, I think more towards the South end of it along Tanner Creek.

This is also the site where Amelia Earhart’s plane went down, see this link.

– Wing Flat –


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