Tooele County is home to the fascinating Faust Station, a historic landmark that played a vital role in the early days of transportation and communication in the region. The station was operated by Henry J. Faust, a German native who migrated to California during the Gold Rush of 1849. However, his venture was unsuccessful, and he later came to Utah in 1851 after joining the Mormon Church.
In 1860, Faust accepted a position as a station manager and part-time rider with the Pony Express. He and his wife survived a narrow escape with Indians while living at Faust, and in 1870, he moved to Salt Lake City to engage in the livery stable business.
Today, visitors can explore the Faust Station monument located approximately 30 miles south of Tooele on State Route 36 and just five miles from Vernon. The monument serves as a reminder of the region’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Additionally, the original Faust Cemetery can be found nearby, containing the graves of more than 12 people who once lived in Faust.