Sunflower, Utah

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Sunflower, which northwest of Delta and 3.5 miles west of Sugarville, was settled in 1912. It was named for the abundance of sunflowers that grow in the area. The town consisted of several homes clustered together, and a number of farms that were further out. There was also a one room school which was struck by lightening and burned. The foundation of the school can be seen. There was an attempt to grow sugar beets, but the soil was too poor. There was a rail spur in the area which would have been helpful if the crops had been more successful. By the late 1920's the town no longer existed, except for a few farms and ranches. Most of these have also been abandoned. The area had several others towns, that are now ghost towns, namely Lucerne [originally called Alfalfa], Woodrow, and Sugarville.