Introduction to Tooele, Utah
Tooele was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. According to one tradition was named after an Indian chief. However, others believe that Tooele derived its name from an Indian term meaning rushes and reeds. Permanent settlement began in 1849. Tooele was officially incorporated on 19 June 1853. The Settlement Canyon Dam was completed in 1966 and helped in the agricultural development of the area. The city became the county seat of Tooele County in 1861.
Tooele and nearby Attractions
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Museum
- Tooele Valley Railroad Museum
- Barrick Mining Museum
- Utah Lake State Park
- Fort Douglas
- Antelope Island State Park
Things To Do In Tooele
Tooele includes around 11 parks and sports fields such as the Highland Park, Plat C Park, and Liberty Park. The Oquirrh Hills Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. History buffs should visit the local museums like the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Museum, Barrick Mining Museum, and Tooele Valley Railroad Museum. It is also worth taking a look around the Pratt Aquatic Center. Local celebrations include Tooele Arts Festival, Tooele County Fair & Livestock Show, and Deseret Peak Stampede and Days.
Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
Tooele Higher Education
One can pursue higher education through University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Brigham Young University.