Delta, Utah

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Delta, Utah
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See Historic Delta, Utah Aug 19, 2017
My initial reason for going to the town of Delta was to see the Great Basin Museum and because of its proximity to Fort Deseret an old Mormon fort and the only surviving adobe fort from the early Mormon settlement period. Delta ended up being a pleasant town and I enjoyed my visit. Delta is a town of about 3500 (up 8% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 6 and 50 in Millard County in western Utah. Settlement began here in 1903 when a railroad switch was built here and the place was named Aiken. In 1905 the name was changed to Melville. A dam was proposed and an irrigation system was designed; people were offered free land if they settled here and developed a 40 acre plot. In 1908, the name was changed to Burtner to avoid confusion with another town in Utah called Millville. Finally the name was changed to Delta in 1911. The name came from the fact the town is located in the area of the delta of ancient Lake Bonneville. Near Delta, in the Sevier Desert, the U. S. Government established an "incarceration camp" where they placed Japanese immigrants and even U. S. Citizens of Japanese descent ostensibly to protect the country from espionage and sabotage during World War II. This camp was called Central Utah Relocation Center and later was called the Topaz relocation Center. There are four individual locations in Delta listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pioneer Cabin was completed in 1907 and was the second home built in Delta.
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walterman9999 says:
Agreed Jim.
Whats remaining of the Texas Cherokee Nations take most of the expenses of keeping their heritage alive in Texas, while they now live in Oklahoma.
Posted on: Dec 02, 2017
BASAIC says:
I totally agree. Many Japanese descendants of people sent here are active in the museum and the preservation of the site. Quite a contrast to tearing down statues.
Posted on: Dec 01, 2017
walterman9999 says:
Very informative.
The 1942 interment of our Japanese Americans was a sad part of our history...but the good and the bad history should be remembered so we do not repeat the sins of our past.
Posted on: Dec 01, 2017
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