Near Levan in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Rolling Out Of The Past
In 1902, construction began on a dam to supply much needed irrigation water to a very dry western Millard County. Fifteen exhausting years later, Yuba Dam was completed.
The water share holders were assessed $5 per share to pay for building the dam, but many did not have enough cash. Instead, they paid for their shares by working on the dam. They used horse-drawn equipment including this compactor wheel to do the job.
The men working on the dam called it U.B. Dam. As they worked they sang, "U.B. damned if you work and U.B. damned if you don't work." U.B. was eventually changed to Yuba.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 39° 22.597′ N, 112° 1.672′ W. Marker is near Levan, Utah, in Juab County. Marker can be reached from Old U.S. 90, 4.2 miles south of Interstate 15. Marker is just inside the entrance to Yuba State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Levan UT 84639, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settlement of Scipio (approx. 9.9 miles Scipio Town Hall (approx. 9.9 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 13.9 miles away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 14.1 miles away); Levan (approx. 15.4 miles away); The Walker War (approx. 15.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.