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Salina

Salina is a town of about 2400 located in Central Utah at the intersection of Interstate 70, US Highway 89 and US Highway 50. Salina was named for the plentiful salt deposits in the area and was established in 1864 as an LDS settlement. Settlers had to abandon the town from 1866 to 1871 after disputes with the local Indian Tribe. After their return, they discovered a vast deposit of coal in nearby Sevier Canyon. Salina was the site of a German P.O.W. Camp during World War 2 and the infamous “Salina Massacre” of 23 P.O.W.s occurred here. Today Salina is a sleepy, but friendly, little town. I liked it!

Historic District

Salina has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest.

Miss Mary's Museum

A nice place to explore while in Salina is Miss Mary's Museum. The museum is housed in the old Crosby Memorial Presbyterian Church and School which was built in 1884. The church was a memorial to Helen Rutgers Crosby and was one of several Presbyterian Churches built in the Sanpete and Sevier Valleys under the direction of Reverend Duncan McMillan who served as the Presbyterian Mission Superintendent in Utah for 42 years from 1875 to 1917. Today the building houses a number of displays and artifacts about early life in Sanpete and Sevier Counties.

  • Last visit to Salina: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2012
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