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History of Winter Quarters, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Many of the houses were taken down to Scofield, some were sawed into and taken to Castle Gate and elsewhere. You could see the saw marks in Helen Nielson Houghton's home until it was refinished. This home was later moved to Helper in one piece when Castle Gate was dissolved. The schools, churches, saloons and other buildings were torn down. I have been told that the rock on some of the walls of the Wasatch Store was even hauled away for other buildings in the area.

The site where Winter Quarters once stood is hard to find. One must leave the oiled road and drive up an old dirt road for about 3/4s of a mile to a locked gate with a "No Trespassing" sign on it. Where about a half of a mile away you can see where two walls of the Wasatch Store still stand. The only signs of the town are walls and foundations of homes and buildings. Come there on a foggy day and see the two stone walls visible through the fog and it will look to you as it did to me, like a Ghost Town, ghosts and all.

Eugene H. Halverson


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