On State Route 36 between Clover and Vernon.


Tooele County Building


Tooele County




47 South Main Street

Tooele, UT 84074




Main: (435) 843-3100

Toll Free: (866) 704-3443

Tooele County Guide to Historical Attractions


Horse IconWilliam Ajax Underground Store

William Ajax Underground Store

With only a shovel and a wheelbarrow, entrepreneur businessman William Ajax created this unique two-store underground store in 1870. Patrons from nearby farms, ranches and mines found a wide variety of merchandise, food, clothing, housewares, hardware, tools and medicines.  Goods were arranged in department store style.  It was estimated the value of the merchandise was in excess of $70,000.  The store was operated until 1914 when family of William Ajax liquidated the store.


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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100