Brief history of Willow Grove Ranch and the Warm Springs

by: Thomas Glen Price

        My grandfather, T.A. Davis, the first owner of this farm in our family, came from Wales in 1863.  He was only 13 years old at that time.  They came to Salt Lake and then migrated up to Willard, Utah, where he lived until after he got married.  He then moved to Henderson Creek, 8 miles south of Malad, Idaho, and bought the farm that has been in the family since that time.
        The farm was homesteaded and proved upon by a man named Henderson back in the early 1800's.  The community of Henderson Creek and the spring that came from the foot hills on the east side of the valley, Henderson Creek Springs, were both named after him.  They both still go by that name.  He later sold it to a man named Bradburg.  Mr. Bradburg sold it to my grandfather, Thos. A. Davis.  Grandfather farmed it for a number of years and then he retired and moved into Malad.  He then sold it to his daughter, Ellen and Lee Hall.  They had it for a short time until Uncle Lee died, so Aunt Ellen got mother and dad to sell out in Bannock and Arbon Valley and come             over and buy this farm, which they did. 
They moved over here in the early part of March in 1922.  I, Thomas Glen Price, was born on the 23rd of March 1922.
        On January 1, 1944, Thelma and I bought the place from my parents and it is still in the family.  When we bought the farm, my folks moved to Ogden, Utah, where they lived the rest of their lives.
        We have sold it to our sons, Monte G. Price. who owns most of it, and Keven D. Price, who owns the rest.  It is still in the family.
        Due to the fact that there are a lot of black willow trees on this farm, it was named the "Willow Grove Ranch" years ago and still goes by that name.