North Summit School District

65 South Main


Settlement of Coalville

In the fall of 1858 a freighter hauling cargo between Salt Lake City and Fort Bridger, Wyoming, drove into the camp ground on Chalk Creek. He noticed that where wheat had been spilled it had taken root, grown, and ripened. He thought that if wheat could be grown to maturity it would be a good location for farming. He took some of the bunches of wheat into Salt Lake City. The following spring, he persuaded two other men to come with him to view the ground. They left Sugar House on the 22nd of April, 1859, with packs on their backs, and on foot. After battling snow drifts and wind-blown trails, they arrived on Chalk Creek the 26th day of April.