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History of Castle Valley, Utah
Taken from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Links Added)
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It was not until 1879 that settlement began in earnest. By October of that year Orange Seely had made preparations to move, but it was with the unhappy knowledge that his wife was very reluctant to leave her comfortable home in Mt. Pleasant to face again the hardships of pioneering. Upon their arrival in late October, she found little to comfort her. The only thing to be seen was a road stretching straight through the flat from the dugout on the Wellington Seely farm on the northwest to the creek bottom on the southeast where their log room awaited them. It was bare, desolate country; the only trees were along the creek beds. And in spite of towering mountain castles that defy description, only sage, prickly pear and greasewood adorned the sunburnt land.

Orange Seely tried to get the incoming settlers to stay on one side of the creek or the other, but they failed to heed him. Finally, two settlements about four miles apart seemed to be emerging, one on the northwest side of the creek, the other on the southeast, and the settlers decided that each should have a name. A real misunderstanding arose. "Some contended that the lower town, now Castle Dale, should have been Orangeville because it was the home of Bishop Orange Seely, in whose honor the name was suggested by Erastus Snow, and Orangeville should have retained the original name of Castle Dale because the settlers first located there. A friendly rivalry soon sprang up. Orangeville people were dubbed 'Skillet Lickers,' because molasses was made there, while the Castle Dale people were called 'Woodenshoes' implying that Danes had settled there. At first all meetings and social gatherings of both towns were held in the bowery on Wellington Seely's farm."


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