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In 1872 the area that would become the later ghost town of Widtsoe was just an open range with James Houston running cattle on it. 1902 brought the Adair family and it became Adairville (not to be confused with Adairville in Kane County). In 1910 it became Winder when the Winder family but because there were already several other places in Utah named Winder the postal service wouldn’t allow it and they changed the name to Houston. 1915 brought the last name change to Widtsoe and by 1920 the settlers gave up on the poor soil and moved away.