Dinosaur Track Recreation Site

Located just east of the Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, west of Parowan, Utah, this is an interesting site where you can hike around and see some dinosaur tracks.

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The CCC

In my exploration I often come across CCC Camps and other CCC related history. This page will be for me to link to all of the CCC related things and places I’ve documented.

  • The Leeds CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Camp was constructed in 1933. The project housed ca. 250 men in buildings constructed of wood and stone. By 1950 the frame barracks had been removed. Today, only a few of the original stone structures remain.
  • WPA and CCC workers built a new boat harbor on Utah Lake.(*)
  • A small Pueblo residence cluster was constructed in Overton, Nevada on an original foundation as a CCC project during the 1930s. It is as exact a replica as governmental hands can build, and as long as you don’t climb on the fragile tops of the structures, you can crawl inside and see life from the Anasazi perspective.(*)
  • Three cabins were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) soon after the Valley of Fire became a state park in 1935.
  • Pine Valley was home base for Camp F-17 and Veyo was F-31.
  • In 1933, CCC personnel of Camp N.P.2 widened the Crawford Canal.(*)

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Leamington Ward Chapel

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The old Leamington Ward Chapel, now the Leamington Town Hall and Museum. The new Leamington Chapel is on this page.

There is a monument out in front of the building with the old bell and a couple of plaques, one with history and one with the names of the war veterans.

The history plaque says:

Leamington was first settled in 1871, the town was named by Frank Young, who immigrated from Leamington, England.

The Medallion was given to the town which came off a English Ship named Leamington.

On January 9, 1883 the Leamington L.D.S. Ward was organized with Lars Nielson as Bishop and Wm. H. Walker and Benedict P. Textorious as Counselors.

In 1886 a building was constructed by Nicholas Paul, it was used as school and church. Millard County furnished the bell which was put in the tower, it cracked the 3rd time it was rang.

On February 27, 1899 one & one fifth acres of ground was sold to Leamington Ward and the Relief Society for the sum of $30.00 by B.P. and Josephine Textorious.

In 1903 a church building began with bricks from the old smelter. The building was finished in 1910 and dedicated June 1911 by Francis M. Lyman.

The Bell then was placed in the tower of the new building and served the community each Sunday morning for many years.

In 1952 the Bell was taken down by the Leamington Boy Scout Troop No. 149. It was welded and repaired by Wm. Stanley Bradfield and reinstalled. It was in service for some time, when the church was remodeled in 1970 the bell was taken down and put into storage.

This plaque was donated and paid for by the Anderson Reunion Organization.

The monument originator and White Stone donated by Wm. Stanley Bradfield. A new chapel was built in 1986 at another location. The City of Leamington purchased this Historic Building ad Amusement Hall, with four acres of land and two shares of water.

Kearns Building Parking Garage

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It’s not very often you’d hear about a historic parking garage, but this one for the Kearns Building was built in 1924 and designed by Walter Ware. It isn’t seen much being in the middle of the block behind Main Street but it was one of the earliest and it provided servicing and cleaning for the 150 cars it held.

Hyland Exchange Building

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Standing out in the residential area of the Sugar House neighborhood is the Hyland Exchange Building, built in 1911 for the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company for their phone operators it served that purpose until the 1940’s when automated phone dialing became possible.

In 1949 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased it to be the Sugar House Bishop’s Storehouse and they manufactured shoes and did other sewing there as well.

When the building was built it was out on the edge of town but as the neighborhood grew it soon became almost considered downtown.