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Near Bluff in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hobbs Wash

 
 
Hobbs Wash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Hobbs Wash Marker
Inscription. As winter storm approached, four nearly starved scouts, George Hobbs, George Morrill, Lemuel Redd, Sr. and George Sevey, sought shelter for the night in this area on December 27, 1879. The scouts were exploring for a feasible route for the 250 Mormon (Hole-in-the-Rock) pioneers to follow from their encampments above the Colorado River gorge 100 miles west of here. George Hobbs: “Night overtook us, we camped in this small canyon, this being our third day without food. I cut my name in the rock with the date I was there, not knowing that I would survive the journey.”
 
Erected by Hobbs Family.
 
Location. 37° 15.791′ N, 109° 39.527′ W. Marker is near Bluff, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on U.S. 163 at milepost 39.6, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bluff UT 84512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Comb Ridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 6 miles away); The Barton's Well (approx. 6 miles away); Kumen Jones Home (approx. 6 miles away); Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt
Hobbs Wash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Hobbs Wash Marker
(approx. 6 miles away); Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood (approx. 6 miles away); The Co-op Store (approx. 6 miles away); Jens House (approx. 6.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bluff.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Hobbs Wash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
3. Hobbs Wash Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 214 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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