Nine Mile Canyon

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North of Price, Utah, Nine Mile Canyon slashes through the West Tavaputs Plateau and erodes its way east to the Green River, Utah. In 1847, settlements began in Utah along the Wasatch Front. The rangeland was soon taken, and stockmen pushed up Spanish Fork Canyon to discover great grazing for their stock—and an amazing place where ancient people had lived, leaving homes and their stories on brown slate walls with inscriptions and paint. These stockmen were the first homesteaders in Nine Mile Canyon. Three families of early settlers were the Houskeepers, Algers, and Rich families, coming between 1885 and 1893.
ISBN: 9781467131643
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Norma R. Dalton's mother, Lucille Houskeeper, was the daughter of Theodore Houskeeper and Clarissa Alger. Lucille married Thorald Rich, whose family lived nearby. They raised their family in Nine Mile Canyon. Norma's family has a history of over 100 years “out there.” Norma rode horseback to school. She enjoyed learning about the ancient Fremont Indians and exploring the fabulous Nine Mile Canyon with its tributaries and side canyons. Norma and Alene Dalton, a mother-daughter duo, record stories of legend and lore. This pictorial shares views of a marvelous place.
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