I thought this old bridge for the old highway next to the current highway 89 was pretty cool. It is just north of Cameron.
About 1872 Joseph Asay with his family settled about 3/4 of a mile west and a little south of this spot. Soon other homesteaders settled in the locality. Tom Jessup and Dan LeRoy erected a water power saw mill. A shingle mill was established, Jerome Asay P.M. Here he kept for sale some groceries and hardware items. A log house was built for church services, James Dutton and Issac Asay served as presiding elders. The building was also used for school and social activities. In 1892 the people became a part of the Mammoth Ward organized at Hatch 8 miles north. By 1900 Asay Town was abandoned, because of the short growing seasons and long hard winters.
Asay was also known as Aaron for time, named for Aaron Asay.
The Shingle Creek Rest Area on Highway 89 in Kane County.
They have picnic tables, restrooms and a few trails to explore.
A sign reads:
Historic Long Valley
In the early 1860’s Mormon Pioneers came into upper Long Valley and established Berrysville, but abandoned the settlement in 1866, when Indians forced them out during the Black Hawk War. The area remained under Indian control until 1871, when a second contingent of Mormon Pioneers came under the leadership of Bishop James Leithead. The new settlers re-named the spot “Glendale” after Leithead’s home in Scotland.
Historic Long Valley was the location of the most famous attempt at communal living in the west. Under Brigham Young’s leadership, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the “United Order of Zion.” Beginning in 1874 and centering at Orderville, several hundred people were involved.