Beaver, Utah: Birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Court House Museum
- E. Center St., Beaver, UT
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Court House Museum. Philo stands on the west side of the old Beaver County courthouse, which is on the south side of E. Center St. just west of S. 100 E. St.
Philo Farnsworth was born in a log cabin nearby in 1906. He left southern Utah to invent the television, but his achievements are honored in Beaver with a bronze statue identical to ones that stand in Salt Lake City and Washington, DC. And his birth house has been moved to the museum. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV
Went in November and the museum was closed for the season, but the statue is outside. Someone had decorated the statue with a white beard for winter.[Hale, 11/16/2014]
Philo's birth house has now been moved to the museum. Also fun things to learn about Butch Cassidy.[Krystle Proper, 08/02/2014]
Philo Farnsworth was actually born in a log cabin, long since fallen, on Buckhorn Flats (home of Mineral Springs and Bone Canyon, plus the tribal Indian burial ground of the Indians who lived on Buckhorn Flats) in Paragonah, Utah. Every place lists Beaver, or near Beaver, as his birthplace, but it's about 45 minutes south. All that remains of his birthplace is a former bison ranch, now a horse ranch.[RomDeussen, 04/21/2011]
Don't know why Beaver gets the credit. It does have an old county courthouse that makes a nice backdrop for a Philo Farnsworth statue, so maybe that's it.