History of Echo, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)


Echo (Summit) is near the north end of Echo Reservoir. In 1854 James Bromley settled there as station manager for the Overland Stage Company and in 1860 the Pony Express established a station there. In 1861 the Overland telegraph office was set up in the express station, and the town of Echo was established as an important communication and travel stop. It became mor important when the Union Pacific Railroad came through and pushed the community into a modern-day railroad boomtown. In 1929 the depression hit and, with improved technology helping the railroad, the old town died. Today it is a small placid community that received its name from the canyon where the surrounding cliffs bounces echoes back and forth across the canyon.

John W. Van Cott

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