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History of Castle Valley, Utah
Taken from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Links Added)
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In November several of the men and a few women returned, and in December the wife of Benjamin Jones gave birth to a daughter whom they named Celestial Castle —a fitting title for one born in such surroundings. William Avery had succeeded in building a log cabin, where a Christmas dance was held, with David Leonard, Sally Wimmer and David Cheney providing the music. The group numbered forty-two men and seven women, necessitating some planning. The men were finally given a number and divided into six groups, with one group dancing at a time. It is said that the women were extremely popular. A large piece of venison, potatoes, bread, butter, salt and pepper constituted the refreshments, which were prepared over a huge bonfire built in front of the cabin.

Crops were planted along the north side of the creek in the spring, and the people realized a good harvest of potatoes, grain and sugar cane. After a molasses mill was brought in, a nutritious and delicious supplement was added to the food supply.

Settlers kept arriving, swelling the population to 1,000 by 1900. Thus did Huntington grow and prosper, becoming a permanent settlement in Castle Valley.


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