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

GUSHER

Gusher (Uintah) was a small roadside settlement nine miles east of Roosevelt. In derision it was originally named Sober City because of the residents' drunkenness. The settlement was later named Moffat for David H. Moffat, a railroad magnate who built the Moffat Tunnel in Colorado. The town was abandoned in 1901 and re-established in 1922 as Gusher when Robert Wood have planned to develop a producing oil well-a real "gusher." The project never materialized.

John W. Van Cott


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