Dividend Utah Ghost Town
It’s spring. Its way nice in Utah right now. I’m nowhere near route 66 anymore, but I still have the itch to explore a thing, and figure out a mystery. It’s fuel for the fire. I Did some exploring for some ghost towns.
The southern part of Utah County has a pretty long and rich history of mining. Like most ghost towns, They were boom or bust and not all of them survived. Hell, I just needed to ride. If there was something cool to see, then that was a bonus.
Then I rounded the corner into Dividend. They started working Dividend in 1907, and by 1916 they struck it rich. It was called Dividend because how much money it had payed out to their stock holders. A company town soon sprang up: with a golf course, baseball fields and upwards of 200 residents. It was one of the first towns in Utah to have indoor plumbing.
The History of Dividend pretty much came to an end in 1949 when the mine had run its course. I was able to get some stories from people who remember it as a kid. People played, worked and made their living here. Dividend was home. Ahhh, I love a good ghost town.
1 day, 3 counties, 138 miles