Utah August 18, 2017
The Small Town In Rural Utah That’s Downright Delightful
We love Utah’s small towns, and we’re always looking for new ones to feature. This little town in northern Utah is charming, and it has something unexpected: the downtown area is full of public art.
Founded in the early 1900s, the town was originally called "Tremont," because most of its settlers arrived from Tremont, Illinois.
The post office changed the name to Tremonton to avoid confusion with the town of Fremont. Today, Tremonton is home to around 8,000 people.
It's the kind of town that comes out to watch a baseball game on a summer evening.
The Shuman Park Bell is a wonderful piece of history in Shuman park.
In the early 1900s, it rang to remind children in the town of curfew; it also served as an alert to emergencies. It's placed in the park as an honor to John Shuman who donated some of his land for the community park.
One of the best surprises about Tremonton is the outdoor art that's found all over town. Check out the "Children Fishing" statue in Midland Square.
The Space Shuttle mural is a 3-D mural created by Rachel Wadsworth and partially funded by Orbital ATK.
Artist Jason Nessen has created many murals all around town. This one commemorates the first Golden Spike Rodeo in 1925.
Mr. Nessen's mural depicting the Driving of the Golden Spike was created in 2015.
During your trip to Tremonton, make sure to stop in for some tasty local food. JC's Country Diner has been around for years, serving up some of the best breakfast you'll ever taste.
Mack's Family Drive-In is another Tremonton staple. It's the perfect place for a tasty burger.
It's worth a little side trip to The Pie Dump in Garland (just one mile away). The fresh donuts there are amazing.
Tremonton is located north of Brigham City and west of Logan, along I-15.
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