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Iosepa Settlement Monument

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This ghost town was an attempt by the Mormons to build a settlement for their Hawaiian converts in the 1850s. Originally, Hawaiians, Samoans, and Maori came to Utah to help build the Salt Lake City temple. The church ushered them here instead of returning them to their native lands and named the new town "Iosepa" which means "Joseph" in Hawaiian. The harsh climate, sickness, and a lack of business opportunity eventually snuffed out any potential for the town. The few remnants of the old town include a fire hydrant and a cemetery. (Submitted by Bryan Luoma)