Brigham City, Winslow, and Prospects for Renewal


Publication: Archaeology Southwest, Vol. 19, No. 2

Author: Alan Ferg

Date of Publication: 2005

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Ballenger’s camp, one of the four Mormon colonies along the Little Colorado River in northern Arizona, was formally named Brigham City in 1878 in honor of Mormon leader Brigham Young. Brigham City was reasonably prosperous and could boast a school, gristmill, pottery, tannery and blacksmith’s shops; it also participated in the operation of a sawmill and dairy.