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History of Juab County, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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From 1860 to 1863 Goshutes attacked an overland mail station at Willow Creek. As a result, the U.S. Army established a camp at Cedar Summit and a cantonment at Fish Springs in 1863.

In 1869 precious metals were discovered in the Tintic region, changing the economic and industrial destiny of Juab County. The towns of Diamond, Silver City, Mammoth, and especially Eureka became the main areas of the Tintic Mining District, which by 1899 was labeled one of the foremost mining districts in the country. From 1870 to 1899 Tintic produced approximately $35,000,000 in mineral wealth. The metals in Tintic consisted of silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc, and some uranium at Topaz Mountain. Mining continued through the 1950s, and even today some mining operations continue on a small scale. In recent years, several small manufacturing firms have helped to diversify Juab's economy.

Recreation at the White Sand Dunes, Little Sahara Recreation Area, has been very popular, attracting tourists and outdoor enthusiasts to the western portion of the county.

Philip F. Notarianni


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