Town of Upton

Sawmills & Oil

Upton was settled in 1861 to the east of Coalville on Chalk Creek. First a sawmill town, it later had a store and schoolhouse. Today Upton is the site of a major oil field discovered in the 1970s. Part of the Overthrust Belt, its wells have been drilled as deep as 18,000 feet.

Upton School with students and teachers posed in front in black and white.