John Patten Jr. HouseDedicated to the Two Hundredth Anniversary
of the United States of America
and sponsored by the
Utah American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
and Manti Camp of D.U.P, Dr. Ruth M. Graham
and other donorsConstructed about 1854 by John Patton, Jr., this house was built of rock from the temple hill just five years after arrival of the first settlers. Patton served as militiaman, legislator, sheriff, farmer and inventor of agricultural implements.
The John Patten House was constructed c.1854 of limestone. John Patten came to Utah in 1850 and settled in Manti. He was active in community affairs serving as a representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature, Sheriff of Sanpete County and a member of the City Council. The vernacular style house is an excellent example of early pioneer stone construction in Utah. The house was acquired May 23, 1976 with the assistance of a grant from the Utah Bicentennial Commission and the help of Dr. Ruth Graham, a descendant of John Patten.
Mayfield was settled in 1871. Some of the area’s founding families included the Andersons, Petersons, Petersen’s, Bartholomews, Jensens, Sorensen’s and Willdens. When the first white settlers came they found out that this area was considered sacred by the Indians who said it was a ” healing Ground”. It is said that no fighting has ever occurred in Mayfield.
Tiny 70 acre Palisade Reservoir draws swimmers to its sandy beach and anglers year-round. The carefully landscaped park is very well maintained. Canoes and paddle boats can be rented. There is also an 18-hole golf course.
Palisade State Park & Reservoir draws swimmers, year-round anglers and non-motorized watercraft enthusiasts. There is also an 18-hole golf course, practice range, professional golf shop and snack bar. Hiking areas abound and Six-Mile Canyon provides excellent off-highway vehicle riding just outside the park.
Palisade State Park is southeast of Manti and is landscaped with trees and grass. Park facilities include 53 individual campsites, sandy beach, modern rest rooms with hot showers, group camping area and covered group-use pavilion. Canoe and paddle boat rentals are available.
Yuba Lake (technically Yuba Reservoir) is in Yuba State Park and is popular for boating, fishing and all types of watersports.
Yuba State Park got its name from the individuals who built the dam. Local farmers and ranchers had to build the dam themselves or risk losing their water rights. The men working on the structure called it the U.B. Dam. As they worked they sang a song that stated they were damned if they worked and damned if they didn’t. The phonetic sound of the reservoir’s name was eventually spelled Yuba.