The ice castles in Midway are really cool, over the years I have seen people put hoses and sprinklers in their trees in their yards in Midway so the water will freeze and make awesome towers of ice, now there are “ice castles” that can be toured and explored.
See beautiful photos and videos or learn more at www.icecastles.com.
This monument stands 62 feet south, 2 feet east of the center of the fort built in 1862 by William M. Wall and the pioneers of Wallsburg. 20 families lived in the fort which was 400 feet square. This valley known to the Indians as Little Warm Valley, was later called Round Valley and finally Wallsburg, honoring its founder.
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Francis is a town in Summit County. The population was 698 at the 2000 census.
The DUP Marker in Francis says:
Before settlement, Indians had summer camp here as feed for cattle, sheep, and horses was plentiful. Their carvings in caves can be seen near here. In 1870 Nathan Neibour homesteaded land here and built a cabin. He received a patent to the land in 1882 and warranty deed in 1885. These were the first such documents filed in this part of Utah Territory. An LDS Ward was organized Nov. 1889. Daniel J. Mitchell, Bishop. This land was given to local Daughters of Utah Pioneers in 1940 by Byron T. Mitchell.
Daniels is a community near the mouth of Daniels Canyon on Daniels Creek. Daniels was first settled by Aaron Daniels. Nearby Edward Buys settled Buysville, which was soon absorbed into Daniels. Earlier names were Lake Creek and Center Creek, each a small settlement located next to their respective creeks. Center Creek still exists, but Lake Creek was absorbed into Heber City.(*)
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Bridal Veil Falls is a 607-foot tall waterfall in the south end of Provo Canyon, Utah. An aerial tramway service to the top of the falls was built in 1967 and the small, six-passenger tramway functioned as a recreational attraction until an avalanche destroyed the tram in early 1996. When the tramway was in operation prior to the 1996 avalanche, it was heralded as the WORLD’S STEEPEST AERIAL TRAMWAY, although that claim is difficult to ascertain. The magnificent falls are just four miles up the Provo Canyon. The falls are a favorite with visitors and locals alike. They can be seen from a scenic highway pullout or by taking an exit to where the base of the falls meets the Provo River. There is a small, cold swimming hole, and if you look carefully, you will find a dirt path that will take you up the mountain a bit for a closer view of the falls. The surrounding area is great for summer hiking and several trailheads begin at the falls. Bridal Veil falls is not only a summer attraction. In the winter, an icefall just to the right of the falls attracts experienced ice climbers. The icefall has been aptly named the Stairway to Heaven. The falls were a feature point along the route of the Heber Creeper tourist train until the train discontinued its service past the falls. The train tracks in front of the falls were removed and converted into a recreational trail. Now The falls and a small park just west of the falls (Bridal Veil Park) can also be accessed via U.S. Highway 189.
Charleston is at the northeast section of Deer Creek Reservoir, at the junction of U-113 and US-89. The town was settled in 1852. There are two versions of the name source. The first and more accepted is that it was named for Charles Shelton who surveyed the town. The other suggests that James Herbert stopped there on his mail route and told the men at the herders’ cabin that if they would put up a mailbox, he would deliver mail to them. A Mr. Winterton, one of the herders, remembered hearing of Charleston, South Carolina, so he made a mailbox, put it in a crotch of a tree and used that name.
Jordanelle Reservoir is seen off to the east of Highway 40 when traveling between Park City and Heber City.
The old towns of Keetley and Hailstone are now gone, being buried with water with the creation of the the dam and reservoir.
Jordanelle Dam is the largest water development project in the history of Utah.
Jordanelle Reservoir is one of the newest reservoirs in Utah. The Jordanelle Dam was constructed on the Provo River by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1992, and the reservoir filled to capacity in 1995.
- Plaque A: (Middle plaque) THE OLD FORT In 1858 a group of men came from Provo, surveyed the valley into 20 acre plots and selected the townsite of Heber. The following winter twenty families stayed here. As protection from the Indians they built a fort 1 block south and 1 block west from this site. Homes built of cottonwood logs and joined together formed the outside walls of the fort. A schoolhouse 20 by 40 feet was built within the fort with two fireplaces and a stage. The building also served for church and socials. In 1860 the fort was enlarged to house forty-four families.
- Plaque B: (On left) Elizabeth Carlile Jean Clotworth George Carlile John Crook John Carlile William Davidson James Carlile James Davis C. N. Carroll Richard Jones
- Plaque C: (On right) John Jordan Alex Sessions John Lee Bradford Sessions James Laird John Sessions Hyrum Oaks Charles Thomas Thomas Rasband Elisha Thomas
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