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First Permanent Settlers in Escalante
in First of its Kind
Escalante's first permanent settlers arrived in November of 1875.
posted by: brwhiz
date approved: 12/19/2013
last visited: never
First LDS Bishop in Utah's Dixie
Robert Covington was the first LDS bishop in Utah's Dixie (the southwest corner of the state, settled with the intent to becoming a major cotton-producing area).
First Schoolteacher in Glendale
Warren M. Johnson was the first schoolteacher in the pioneer community of Glendale.
First LDS Bishop in Glendale.
James Leithead was the first LDS bishop in Glendale.
First Permanent Settlers in Loseeville
The first permanent settlers came to the Loseeville area in 1886.
First School Building in Torrey
The first school building in Torrey was completed in 1898.
date approved: 12/18/2013
First Church Building in Torrey
The first church building in Torrey was completed in 1898.
First Presiding Elder of the LDS Church in Teasdale.
George Coleman was the first Presiding Elder of the LDS Church in Teasdale.
First Public Building in Teasdale
The first public building in Teasdale was built in 1885 at a cost of $323.86.
First Tithing Office for the Wayne Stake of the LDS Church
The Wayne Stake Tithing Office was built in 1897 at a cost of $1,000.
First Sawmill in Rabbit Valley
In 1877 William Morrell brought the first sawmill into Rabbit Valley.
First Public Building in Wayne County
In 1878 William Wilson Morrell and William Taylor erected the first public building in Wayne County.
First Public Building in Escalante
The first public building in Escalante was a multi-purpose single-room log structure completed in 1877.
First Burr Grist Mill in Rabbit Valley
The first burr grist mill in Rabbit Valley was erected one-half mile south of Allred Point.
date approved: 12/17/2013
First Postmaster at Allred Point
Andrew Jackson Allred was the first postmaster at Allred Point, predecessor of modern-day Fremont.
First Settlers of Spanish Fork
Spanish Fork's first settlers arrived in 1850.
First Permanent Icelandic Settlement in the United States
The first permanent Icelandic settlement in the United States was established in Spanish Fork in 1855-1860.
date approved: 12/16/2013
First White Man to View the Spanish Fork River Valley
Father Sylvestre Valez Escalante, one of the two leaders of the Diminguez y Escalante Expedition of 1776, was the first white man to view the valley of the Spanish Fork River.
First Flour Mill in Spanish Fork
The first flour mill in Spanish Fork was built by Archibald Gardner in 1858-59.
First Caretakers and Watermasters of the Newton Reservoir
John Griffin, A.P. Welshman and Jonas N. Beck were the first caretakers and watermasters of the Newton Reservoir.
last visited: 8/3/2012
First President of Weber Stake of the LDS Church
Lorin Farr was the first president of Weber Stake of the LDS Church.
First Ore Processing Furnace in Murray
The Woodhall Brothers built the first furnace on State Street by Big Cottonwood Creek in June 1870.
last visited: 5/5/2011
First President of the Agricultural College of Utah
Jeremiah W. Sanborn was the first President of the Agricultural College of Utah, now Utah State University.
First Highway Through Ogden Canyon
Lorin Farr, with others, constructed the first highway through Ogden Canyon.
First Grist Mill and Saw Mill in Weber County
Lorin Farr built and operated the first grist mill and saw mill in Weber County.
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