Cemeteries, DUP, Fayette, Historic Markers, Sanpete County, utah
In 1875, John E. Forsgren, assisted by others from Santaquin, attempted to establish a community after “The Order of Enoch” on the west side of Sevier River, but failed in their scheme. Under leadership of William Robinson, in 1877, the area was resettled and called Dover. At its peak there were 50 homes, a store and a community building. River floods ruined crops and swarms of mosquitoes brought diphtheria epidemics. The death rate was very high. By 1900, all the town people had left, leaving only the dead behind. Zina Pickett bought the cemetery land and gave the deed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
D.U.P. Marker # 422
- Fayette, Utah
- Other DUP Markers
Our family spent a lot of “quality time” exploring utah ghost towns. We packed up our 9 kids and drove I’d say 90% of Utah roads and unroads. Dover had the most impact on me personally as I have often day dreamed of living off the grid with a few select family/friends. 🙂
I’m sad that a lot of the towns have been closed to the public because mines have been reopened or buildings destroyed by people who don’t understand, leave no trace.
Probably the scariest place we went was a road on the west side of the salt lake, Yost, grouse creek. There is some sketchy stuff going on back there.
What is your favorite ghost town. And, have you ever been inside that closed down mining area on the south side of Goshen?