Legal Gambling in Rural Utah
While gambling, as we most often think of it, is illegal in the State of Utah, every year thousands of Utahns bet everything they own against the most unpredictable, heartless and clever adversary in the world. These gamblers are independent, hardy, unique individuals, who refuse to call anyone "Boss". Their common name is farmer or rancher. Year after year they bet their life on whether it will snow enough in the mountains to provide water in the summer for their crops. They bet it all on the chance that there won't be a hail storm to wipe them out, or an infestation of bugs to ruin their crop, or on the many things that can go wrong on a ranch and ruin them. Each year they gamble with Mother Nature to see who will be the winner. The Uintah Basin has many of these Gamblin Men and Women. Many fortunes have been won and lost in the uncertain field of agriculture.
Town Businesses in the Present Day
Ross Brothers' Seed and Feed
FORT MYTON has been a favorite stopping place for many years.