Utah County, Utah

Elberta (1998 photo)
In the mid-nineteenth century, eight centuries after Leif Eriksson discovered America, sixteen pioneers established the first permanent Icelandic settlement on the continent in Spanish Fork. This monument on old Route 6 celebrates that settlement. Each first Saturday in August the Iceland Association of Utah celebrates Iceland Days in Spanish Fork. (May 2000 photo)
A landslide destroyed the town of Thistle in April 1983. This event was precipitated by record rainfall in the previous fall. (May 2000 photo)

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