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Near Emery in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Outlaw Country

 
 
Outlaw Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 8, 2012
1. Outlaw Country Marker
Inscription. This is outlaw country! Hidden deep in these canyons, Butch Cassidy, Elza Lay, Flat Nose George, Kid Curry, Joe Walker, and others eluded the lawmen who pursued them in the late 1800s. In the 1850s Chief Wakara escaped into these badlands with as many as 1,400 horses stolen from ranchers in California. He came across the Spanish Trail, which takes its northern-most route through the San Rafael Swell. Spanish explorers forged the trail about 1800. Later it became a route for slave traders traveling between Santa Fe and the Great Basin. Native Americans were sold for as much as $200 each in Mexico City. Imagine what was in the minds of those prisoners as they traveled through this rugged country. For Information call 1-888-564-3600.
 
Location. 38° 51.821′ N, 110° 48.828′ W. Marker is near Emery, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 70 9 miles west of Buckhorn Draw Road (County Road 322), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located at Ghost Rock view area about 9 miles west of I-70 exit 131, on right. Marker is at or near this postal address: Interstate 70, Emery UT 84522, United States of America.
 
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Canyons used by the outlaws! image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 8, 2012
2. Canyons used by the outlaws!

1. Partial history of outlaw trail and area. (Submitted on January 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Butch Cassidy and the Outlaw Trail. (Submitted on January 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. Chief Walkara. (Submitted on January 25, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Persons
 
Canyons and beyond view. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 8, 2012
3. Canyons and beyond view.
Outlaw Country surroundings image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 8, 2012
4. Outlaw Country surroundings
Rest area on eastbound side of I-70 across from marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 8, 2012
5. Rest area on eastbound side of I-70 across from marker.
Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) - circa late 1800's image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
6. Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) - circa late 1800's
Kid Curry (Harvey Logan) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
7. Kid Curry (Harvey Logan)
Flat Nose George (George Parrott) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
8. Flat Nose George (George Parrott)
From wanted poster.
Ute Chief Walkara (Wakara) image. Click for full size.
Utah Historical Society
9. Ute Chief Walkara (Wakara)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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