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The construction of a wagon road in 1858 in nearby Provo, Canyon brought the first group of Mormon settlers to the Midway, Utah area 50-miles east of Salt Lake City. The group established two small settlements, and later a fort for protection from hostile Indians. The fort was located halfway between the two settlements, and was thus named Midway.

Large groups of Swiss immigrants arrived in Midway during the 1860s and 1870s. They were attracted to the area because of the mountains and environment reminiscent of their homeland. The current architecture of the homes and many buildings were influenced by this group of immigrants, whose decedents still reside in the Heber Valley. Midway celebrates Swiss Days in their honor each Labor Day with a festival that attracts thousands from throughout the region.

 

The Blue Boar Inn
1235 Warm Springs Road Midway, Utah 84049
Phone: 435 654-1400 Toll Free: 888 650-1400 Fax: 435 654-6459 e-mail: Innkeeper@theblueboarinn.com