Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery

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Newspaper advertisement for Hot Spring Brewery at Point of the Mountain, 1859

Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery was a Utah Pony Express station, inn and brewery founded in 1856 by Porter Rockwell at Point of the Mountain, modern-day Bluffdale, Utah. It was a contract Pony Express station, ten miles south of Trader's Rest station.[1] Rockwell is known historically as the bodyguard of early Mormon leader and Utah settler Brigham Young. The brewery was Utah's first[a] and at its peak made 500 gallons of beer a day.[6][7]

In October 1934, a memorial marker was placed in Bluffdale, incorporating stones from the inn's stable. It was moved at a later date to the present location (40°29′10″N 111°54′00″W / 40.486°N 111.900°W / 40.486; -111.900) on Pony Express Road.[7][8]

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  1. ^ Listed as the state's first by Salt Lake Tribune[2] and by Beehive Archive.[3] Other sources list Utah's first commercial brewery as Henry Wagener's California Brewery, established in 1864.[4][5]

References[edit]

  • Evan Sawdey (June 6, 2008), "History of beer in Utah", SLUG Magazine
  • Stephen Speckman (October 2, 2012), "Bar Exam: Crawling through Utah's beer history", Salt Lake Tribune
  • Randy Harward (August 24, 2011), "Utah Brewing Timeline", Salt Lake City Weekly
  • Evelyn Hatch (August 21, 2017), 6 historical places to visit in the Salt Lake Valley before summer ends, KSL-TV
  • Megan van Frank and John Christensen (2017-08-25), "Brewing liquid bread", Beehive Archive, Utah Humanities CouncilCS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  • About Bluffdale - History - Orin Porter Rockwell, City of Bluffdale, Utah, retrieved 2017-11-08
  • Devin Felix (July 3, 2014), "Utah's Beer and Wine Industry is Heating Up", Utah Business
  • "Rockwell's (Orin Porter Rockwell's) Utah No. 10 Contract Station", The Pony Express Stations of Utah in Historical Perspective, Bureau of Land Management, 1979 – via National Park Service (section 2a)

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Coordinates: 40°28′N 111°55′W / 40.47°N 111.92°W / 40.47; -111.92