In 1855 this valley was discovered by Isaac Riddle an Indian Missionary, while searching for a lost cow. The first sawmill south of the rim of the Great Basin was built on this site in 1855-1856 by Robert Richey, Jehu Blackburn and Isaac Riddle.
The first homes in the valley were erected around the mill. Pine Valley became the source of much of the lumber used in early towns of souther Utah and Nevada.
Pine Valley has about 500 homes, most of which are vacation homes with about 225 permanent residents. It was settled in 1859.
- Ebenezer Bryce Home
- Gardner Family Home
- Hoy Insect Museum
- Pine Valley Cemetery
- Pine Valley Chapel
- Pine Valley D.U.P. Marker
- Pine Valley Heritage Center
- Wood for Pine Valley Chapel and Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ
I don’t know what to call this church but it is across the street from Swede Town Park so I’ll call it that while I try to research it. All I can find so far is that in 2017 a man being chased by police barricaded himself inside it and got stuck and called the police for help.
It looks very cool and historic and I’ll be looking for info.
852 West 1500 North, Salt Lake City
Jerry Gardner – Springville Snowman Creator
Growing up in Mapleton and Springville it was fun every winter to see what Jerry Gardner would come up with to build as snow sculptures out at his mailbox at the road in front of his house.
He’s at 476 Canyon Road and people come from all over to see what he comes up with.
The settlement of Oak City was begun in late summer of 1868, when a few families moved there from the community of Deseret, Utah. They had become discouraged after eight years of unsuccessful attempts to dam the Sevier River to provide water for their crops, and had left the area. The early settlers were familiar with the Oak City area because they had pastured their cattle there in the spring and fall. They chose this area to settle because of the reliable creek and the quality of the land for farming. The town was settled in two phases. The first phase took place in July 1868 and consisted of a few families and young men to survey the town site, clear the land for farming, and provide shelter for the coming winter. Twenty-three more families came in October and November of that year.