Deer Creek Reservoir
Heber City Amusement Hall
Built in 1906-1908, the Heber City Amusement Hall became a part of the Town Square complex, which included religous, governmental, and recreational facilites. Designed by Mr. Watkins of Provo and built of red sandstone, the structure’s unusual dance floor was considered to be one of the best in the state. The oval-shaped floor is set on 56 heavy coil springs, which are embedded in native sandstone. Dancers often boasted of its excellent “feel”. The hall’s doors and semicircular windows are topped with Roman arches, and pendant arches originally supported the ceiling. The kitchen, added to the southwest corner in 1917, housed cooking and dining facilities. The gables at the north and west ends were probably added in 1928, the same year the pendant arches were replaced and a large annex added to the west side. At this time the front facade was also altered somewhat. Located at the north end of the main hall were the entrance, ticket office, and cloakrooms; at the south end was a stage and bandstand. Once threatened by destruction, the hall was saved through the efforts of concerned citizens.
The parks in Heber City, Utah.
- Cove Park (1871 North Valley Hills Boulevard)
- Eagle Park (320 North 750 East)
- Main Street (Park 200 South Main Street)
- Mill Road Estates Park (1141 North Valley Hills Boulevard)
- Muirfield Park (650 North 200 West)
- Southfield Park (County Park) (1200 West Midway Lane)
- Valley Hills Park (1141 North Valley Hills Boulevard)
- Wasatch County Skate Park (800 West Midway Lane)
- Wheeler Park (2120 South 400 East)
Location: 300 North 200 East, Heber, Utah
During the Blackhawk War the Mormon settlers and the Utes struggled to feed their people. Mormon livestock displaced wild game the Indians depended upon, forcing them to prey upon Mormon livestock.
In the spring of 1867, a hungry Ute was captured butchering a cow in the Heber Valley. Bishop Murdock told him he would be released if he would carry a personal message to Chief Tabby (Tabiona) requesting an end to the long and needless war. A government Indian agent tried to meet with Tabby to talk peace, however the Chief said he would talk only with “Old Murdock!”
On August 19th Chief Tabby and several hundred of his people entered the town of Heber City. They went directly to Joseph’s home where they camped in his yard and pasture. The following day Joseph’s wives and the townspeople prepared a feast on this lot (where this monument is located) owned by John Carroll and a pit was dug to roast enough cattle to feed everyone. Each woman had been asked to bake a dozen loaves of bread and rows of tables were loaded with corn and whatever they could find to feed their guests.
After a day of feasting and talking, Joseph, Chief Tabby, and his Sub-Chiefs went across the street to an upstairs room in Joseph’s home where a peace pipe was smoked and a treaty of friendship was signed.
This treaty ended the fighting between the settlers in Heber Valley and the Northern Utes. Joseph and Tabby served their people well. They honored their vows to maintain peace and remained friends for life.
This is #146 on the S.U.P. Marker list.
The people of Heber City cherish the heritage bequeathed by our pioneer forebears and the challenge set forth by the city’s namesake, Heber C. Kimball: “Now you people have named your little town after me, I want you to see to it that you are honest, upright citizens…. that I may not have cause to be ashamed.”