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Price in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin

 
 
Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
1. Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin Marker
Inscription.
Vincent Paul Anella Troop 296
Eagle Scout Project

Reestablished marker recognizing the first cabin built in Price by Abraham Powell in 1877. Original marker was at 600 South Carbon Avenue.

December 22, 2011
Price Centennial 1911 – 2011
Chase Greenhalgh, Scoutmaster


original marker (contained within new marker)
About 1000 ft. west of this spot is the site of the first cabin built in this valley in the summer of 1877 by Abraham Powell.
This marker erected by Explorer Troop #284
Nov. 1936 – Wm Campbell, SM.

 
Erected 2011 by Vincent Paul Anella Troop 296 Eagle Scout Project.
 
Location. 39° 35.359′ N, 110° 48.734′ W. Marker is in Price, Utah, in Carbon County. Click for map. Marker is located in the Price River Trail trailhead parking lot. The trailhead parking lot is on the south side of West 6th Street, just west of the intersection with South Carbon Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Price UT 84501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Nine Mile Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Harding School
New (2011) Placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
2. New (2011) Placard
Close view of the new (2011) placard, near the top of the composite marker.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Matt Warner (approx. 6.9 miles away); Carbon Hotel (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is a composite marker: a new marker placed in 2011 which recognizes and includes the original marker from 1936. Both the new marker and the old marker were local Boy Scout Troop projects. The new marker was placed 75 years after the original, in conjunction with the 2011 Price, Utah Centennial.
 
Also see . . .
1. First Settlers of Carbon County. Oct 1877 - Caleb Baldwin Rhoades and Abraham Powell built a cabin and spent the fall and winter trapping in the area. Abraham Powell was killed by a bear in Dec. 1878 on Mt. Nebo so he never returned to the area. (Submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Abraham Powell. A most lamentable accident occurred on the 3rd day of the 12th month. A party of hunters consisting of John A. Powell, Abraham Powell, Caleb B. Rhoades, and Robert Snyder, of this place, started on the 23rd of November, on a deer hunting expedition. They selected their hunting ground at Nebo Creek, east of Mount Nebo. As they were gathering up their game, one of the party, Brother Abraham Powell was attacked by a grizzly bear,
Original (1936) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
3. Original (1936) Marker
Close view of the original 1936 marker, near the bottom of the composite marker.
which lay secreted in the brush, about 10 feet off, striking him down before any defense could be made, and literally tearing his eyes from their sockets, scalping his whole head from below the region of the eyes, mangling and bruising his whole body in no less than forty-seven different places, in a most fearful manner. (Submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
4. Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin Marker
Price River Trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
5. Price River Trail
View of the Price River Trail, near the marker and in the vicinity of the Abraham Powell cabin site.
Price, Utah image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2013
6. Price, Utah
View of Price, Utah commercial area across the Price River, in the vicinity of the Abraham Powell cabin.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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