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Rosette, Utah

Rosette, Utah

Rosette, Utah is located about six miles west of Park Valley, Utah. It was apparently even less important then Park Valley was. Even the LDS’s Family Search website has no information about Rosette. The only piece of info I can find is from Online Utah which says:

“Rosette is a small ranching community five miles west of Park Valley. Jonathan Campbell, the first postmaster, named it in 1871 for the wild roses in the area.”

I do not remember seeing any signs of habitation when I drove through in 2010.

Rosette Utah

Rosette Utah

Rosette Utah

Park Valley Utah

Park Valley Utah

Park Valley Utah

Park Valley Utah is the name of a small community in south of the Raft River Mountains North west of the very top of the Great Salt Lake.

According to Online Utah, Park Valley, Utah was first settled by William Cotton Thomas who immigrated from Brigham City in 1869. He found the heavy growth of trees along the creek and the view inspiring.

In 1890 the population boomed to 500 people when gold was discovered. The boom didn’t last long and the town started declining. It held on for a while as good stop for automobile traffic but now it’s little more then a small quick stop grocery store, a few farms, home to the Volunteer Fire Department, and a few abandoned buildings.

Park Valley, Utah

Park Valley, Utah

Park Valley, Utah