Sod Roof Cabin

Sod Roof Cabin (HM1SK6)

Location: Monticello, UT 84535 San Juan County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.228', W 109° 20.617'

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A Spanish-American Home

Hispanics have a very long history in the Southwest, dating back to the early 1600s. The Old Spanish Trail trade from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to California, passed through San Juan County near Monticello. There were no supply stations nor permanent settlements know in the area until the Mormon settlers arrived at Bluff in 1880 and Monticello in 1888.

Establishing a New Abode
Spanish-American sheepherders were recruited by local stockmen, some of whom were Land Grant families from New Mexico. Many of these people established their own homesteads in the area.

The earliest known permanent Spanish settlers were the family of Ramon Gonzalez in 1900. Other Spanish families migrated from New Mexico to the Monticello area in the early 1900s. Among them were the Manzanares, Gallegos, and Jaramillo families. This small, sod-roof cabin is typical of their dwellings.
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HM NumberHM1SK6
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 645686 N 4192736
Decimal Degrees37.87046667, -109.34361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.228', W 109° 20.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 13.68" N, 109° 20' 37.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 156 S Main St, Monticello UT 84535, US
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