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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29VB_john-wesley-powell-on-the-green-river_Moab-UT.html
In May 1869, Major John Wesley Powell set out on a remarkable mission: to explore the uncharted canyons and waters of the Green and Colorado rivers. Powell, a geology professor and one-armed Civil War veteran, began the journey with nine novice oa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PS_do-religion-and-money-mix_Vernal-UT.html
Diagonally across the street is the First Security Bank building. When it first opened on August 10, 1910, it was called the Uintah State Bank. The local Mormon population did not like the loan policies of the Catholic-managed Bank of Vernal, wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PR_cobble-rock-gas-station_Vernal-UT.html
What is now a vacant lot, located diagonally from you, was in 1930 the premium in elegance and service to the traveler. The Cobble Rock Gas Station offered friendly service to your road-beaten auto and was touted to be the only women's restroom …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PP_a-fremont-mystery_Jensen-UT.html
Perhaps a thousand years ago, someone climbed to the cliff face above, a stone tool in hand. Selecting an area of the sandstone darkened by minerals, that person began to chip away at the rock. After hours of chipping and carving, the image of a b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PO_where-the-dollar-has-more-cents_Vernal-UT.html
Former Pony Express rider and ferryboat operator William Ashton brought his family to Vernal in 1879. William's sons and grandsons, all of whom engaged in retail trade, consolidated their businesses in 1922, opening Ashton Brothers Mercantile Co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PL_shipped-another-12-000-hen-fruit-by-parcel-post_Vernal-UT.html
The first business to occupy the corner across from you was Acorn Mercantile, a leading grocery and dry goods store. In 1915 Acorn boasted a shipment to Salt Lake City of 12,000 fresh eggs, which provided a solid market for the Ashley Valley pou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PK_farm-exchange-building_Vernal-UT.html
"They didn't have a lot of money, but they didn't know that they were poor." -Rebecca Kunz's (1892-1985) impressions of the Great Depression Built of concrete because it was considered fire proof, the building across from you has not chan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PJ_jensen-mau-be-ferry_Jensen-UT.html
The first boat (framed together with wooden pegs) used for passengers and baggage was built and operated by Lars Jensen 2 ½ miles downstream from 1881 to 1909. It was replaced by a cable ferry for wagons in 1885, and a larger boat in 1894. …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PI_twentieth-century-homestead_Jensen-UT.html
Josie Bassett Morris made her home here until 1964. Today you're welcome to explore her homestead. Sit under the trees near Josie's cabin. She planted and nurtured them to provide fruit and shade. Walk the short trails to the canyons where Josie p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25PH_a-real-pioneer_Jensen-UT.html
Old homesteads are scattered throughout Dinosaur National Monument, each a memorial to hope and hard work. This cabin and the nearby structures are part of the homestead established by Josie Bassett Morris in the early 1900s. Nearing 40 years …
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