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Myton in Duchesne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Myton

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
1. Myton Marker
Inscription.  In 1866-7, U. S. Army made road to Price and Bridge across Duchesne River. At this point Henderson’s Indian Trading Post, Caldwell’s Stage Station and a blacksmith shop were erected. 1905, Army surveyed townsite named for H. P. Myton, Supt. Indian Affairs. It became a booming frontier gateway including hotels, bank, flower mill, and newspaper, “The Uintah Chiefton”. Homesteaders started churches, school, theater and sports. First town board Pres., Hayden Calvert. Wm. Zowe, Post Master.

Myton Camp
 
Erected 1973 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 388.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
 
Location. 40° 11.665′ N, 110° 3.712′ W. Marker is in Myton, Utah, in Duchesne County. Marker is on East Main Street 0.1 miles west of South 100 East, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located adjacent to the Myton Post Office, next to the flagpole,
Myton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
2. Myton Marker
An old, rusted school or church bell rests on top of the marker pedestal.
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in a tiny courtyard on the west side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myton UT 84052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
More about this marker. The marker is embedded into the front of a waist-high stone pedestal.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Myton, Utah. (Submitted on April 4, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Mormon Curse. Some folks believe that Myton did not continue to progress as expected because it was one of the few non-Latter Day Saint (Mormon) settlements in Utah, and its citizens refused to let the Church buy into the town. It was rumored that an angry church official stormed out of a meeting in which Myton council members refused to let the Church buy into the bank. "You'll see the day" he is to have hissed, "when Jack Rabbits and tumble weeds will be the only things rolling down Myton's main streets!!" (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Myton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
3. Myton Marker
(Myton Post Office can be seen on the west/left side of the marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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