This page is for the D.U.P. Marker for the Cottonwood Paper Mill (Marker #326), for the page about the Cottonwood Paper Mill itself visit this page.
I have come across several that were missing and ended up finding them in museums or storage with some research, I’ll update this page when I find it.
Cottonwood Paper Mill
In 1880 the Deseret News Corporation purchased a 28-acre millsite including water rights. With Henry Grow, architect and builder, the $150,000 structure, made of granite from nearby quarries, with mortar of clay of stone grindings, took three years to erect. The 1860 paper machine from sugarhouse mill and some new machinery was installed; A 1500-ft rage brought water through the penstock to encased turbines. The plant could yield 5 tons of paper a day. Chas J. Lamber, Manager, sold to Granite Paper Mills Co. 1892; Destroyed by fire 1893; Restored 1927 as a recreational center.
Marker Erected 1966 – Central Company
West Bountiful Heritage Marker
Upon his arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, James Fackrell Sr., asked local Indians where he could find good land. They told him of a land where many fresh springs and clear creeks could irrigate the soil. Fackrell found the place and began to farm what is now known as West Bountiful.
Other settlers also discovered that the rich West Bountiful soil was ideal and began to build permanent homes in the area. By the 1900s the reputation of West Bountiful had enticed several wealthier pioneers to build elegant homes in the area.
In the 1920s George Mann returned home from a LDS mission to Spain with one point of yellow sweet Spanish onion seed. The seed was planted in West Bountiful by local farmers and before long yellow sweet Spanish had become the most popular onion in the United States. Between 1928 and 1938 200 to 300 train car loads of onions were shipped from West Bountiful every year.
On January 28, 1948, West Bountiful was incorporated as a town, and on November 12, 1962 to became a city. The onion farms are gone but in West Bountiful fresh water springs still flow and people are still raising fine families.
Daniel Wood Log Homestead Cabin
Daniel Wood was a pioneer, who in 1848 settled on a large farm in the area that would later become Woods Cross.
He had 10 wives, in 1870 three of his sons from his second wife built the log homestead cabin about 3 miles west of Woods Cross, in an area known as the Baskin Ranch. The cabin was moved to the Wood farm sometime after 1871, and over the years was moved to several locations in what is now known as West Bountiful. One of Daniel’s sons, Joseph Cotton Wood, used the cabin as a blacksmith shop, and many useful inventions were created there, including the first wheelhoe ever used in Utah. The cabin was moved to the West Bountiful Park by the Historic Preservation Commission in July of 1997.
There’s a fire on West Mountain again, it seems to happen every summer. It is at 3,000 acres the start of the morning after.
A National Forest sign just outside Pine Valley, Utah
A distinctive shrub type of Southern Utah that is found at this elevation. This is a long-lived member of the rose family. Here it grows under optimum conditions to nearly its largest size. Its small yellow rose-shaped flowers give color and fragrance to the hills. Its deep roots and heavy bark give it strength to withstand long periods of drought. It is a favorite food of wildlife and livestock.
Out in the Utah desert in the middle of nowhere I stumbled onto this painted container.