Did you know:

That Emigration Canyon ALMOST became home to a “Summer Whitehouse” Presidential retreat? That an electric railroad ran the whole length of the canyon? That it was home to one of the largest breweries west of the Mississippi? That it was at least partly responsible for the demise of the Donner-Reed Party?

You can learn about all of this and more in a book by canyon residents Jeffrey Carlstrom and Cynthia Furse, The History of Emigration Canyon.   The 2003 edition has sold out from the publisher, but they are working on a new, updated edition.  If you don’t want to wait for the update, you can still get a second-hand copy of the 2003 edition online – for about $70!

Check the links at left for history articles written by our local historians. And check back as we continue to develop this section of our website.