History of Bonanza, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)
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Bonanza (Uintah) was forty miles southeast of Jensen on U-45. Byron Colton believed his claim on the gilsonite vein there would develop into a very rich strike. Gilsonite is a natural asphalt found only in this area. "Bonanza" is the spanish word for prosperity, a rich strike, or boom. Bonanza was established in 1888.

John W. Van Cott


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