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The Birth of Myton

On June 7, 1905 the Secretary of the Interior directed the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to select one or more tracts of land suitable for townsites, so they might be reserved as such under the Statutes of the United States. A month later President Theodore Roosevelt approved the selections and declared these lands reserved as Townsites. Old town:  Big sky and wooden buildings and fences beside the Duchesne River. These sections are what we now know as Myton, Duchesne, and Randlett. In the fall of this same year the Basin was thrown open for homesteading. People from all over the world flooded into the area. Myton, being the first town of any size, was expected to be the hub of the Uintah Basin. The first homes and businesses were built on the banks of the Duchesne River near the Bridge.


Old Town Myton

In the early days, the " City Center" was located on the banks of the Duchesne River, near the place the old wooden bridge crossed the river.

1.First Bank, 2. Odekirk General Mercentile - Hay and Grain, 3.The Community Building, where both churches met, school was held and anything else that went on took place there.

1.First Bank, 2.Odekirk General Mercentile - Hay and Grain, 3.The Community Building, where both churches met, school was held and anything else that went on took place there.

Ball game in Old Town Myton, early 1900's

Ball game in Old Town Myton, early 1900's

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