Monday, August 1, 2011
Holden is a small farming community north of Fillmore in Millard county. It was also called Cedar Springs and Buttermilk Fork at one time. Holden was named for Elijah Holden, a member of the Mormon Battalion, who froze to death in a nearby canyon. John had some ancestors who settled here early on. One was a sea captain. I have always wondered how a man who had always made his living on the sea liked living in a desert.