Mosida

Name:

Mosida

County:

Utah

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

40°07’38″N 111°57’24″W

Elevation:

4,557 ft (1,389 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Mosida is a ghost town located on the southwestern shore of Utah Lake, in Utah County, Utah, United States. The nearest inhabited town is Elberta, some 12 miles (19 km) to the south. A heavily promoted planned community in the 1910s, Mosida was ultimately a failure.

Remains:

The land was purchased from the Utah State Land Board in 1909 by a group of three men: R. E. Morrison, Joseph Simpson, and J. E. Davis. They planned to divide the land and sell it in tracts for peach orchards. They named their project Mosida, an acronym formed from the first two letters of each of their surnames. Within months they sold out to a group of promoters from Denver, Colorado who incorporated as the Mosida Fruit Lands Company.

Established:

1910

Disestablished:

1924

Current Status:

Some ruins of Mosida still stand, including the foundations of the hotel and schoolhouse, and the concrete pumphouse walls.

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