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Mar 31, 2012 - Grafton, UT Ghost Town

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - Ghost Town of Grafton Just south of Rockville, which is just before Springdale and the entrance to the Zion National Park, is the ghost town of Grafton. Mormon settlers first settled the town of Wheeler in the winter of 1859. The community only lasted four years and was destroyed by the flooding of the Virgin River in January of 1862. The town was then reestablished up river a couple of miles and renamed New Grafton, after Grafton, Massachusetts. Irrigation canals were dug from the Virgin River and orchards were...

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