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History of Castle Valley, Utah
Taken from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Links Added)
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Sylvester Wilson and his brothers, George, Nick Chris, Davis and Silas, built a large one-room log house that served as a schoolhouse, church and amusement hall, and Harmon Curtis was the first schoolteacher. He taught for three years and had from twelve to fifteen students of all ages from Wilsonville and neighboring ranches. The desks were homemade benches and the books were brought in from Sanpete County by horseback. School did not convene for more than four years.

Wilsonville did not grow as did the other settlements. It consisted of a few farm houses and not more than seven or eight families at the most. It has been a ghost town for many years, the underlying causes being the removal of the post office and the ending of the school. There remains a little cemetery of five graves, which, through the courtesy of Sam Aikens, have received some restoration and a fence.

Colonization on Ferron Creek, which like that on Cottonwood Creek began as one settlement and ended up as two, was accomplished in much the same manner and at about the same time as the foregoing communities. Joseph Swasey came there with horses in 1875 and Billy Belong, John Leveredge and Jed Pullen brought in cattle. After the call from the Church, settlers began to trickle in. Among the first were Nicholes and Helena Larsen, Peter F. Petersen and wife, Swen and Johannah Larsen and sons. They came from Ephraim by way of Salina Canyon and arrived in the fall of 1877. The weather was quite moderate, and besides constructing their dugouts, a garden spot was chosen and fertilized with material from where the sheep and cattle had bedded.


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