Near Jensen in Uintah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Twentieth Century Homestead
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 penned her livestock; the wooden fences she built still stand. Follow the spring water that flows through ditches Josie dug to irrigate her gardens and orchards. Can you imagine what it was like to live here as Josie did for 50 years… without plumbing, electricity, or neighbors?
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. 40° 25.534′ N, 109° 10.479′ W. Marker is near Jensen, Utah, in Uintah County. Marker can be reached from Josie Ranch Road 1.7 miles east of Cub Creek Road (Utah Route 149). Marker and subject homestead can be reached via a short walk from Dinosaur National Monument's Hog Canyon Trailhead. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Real Pioneer (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fremont Mystery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jensen (Mau-be) Ferry (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Josie Bassett Morris Homestead
Also see . . .
1. Josie Bassett Morris Ranch Complex.
The Josie Bassett Morris Ranch Complex comprises a small complex of buildings in what is now Dinosaur National Monument where Josie Bassett Morris, a small-time rancher and occasional accused stock thief, lived until 1963. The ranch, located in Brown's Park, Colorado, was established by the Bassett family in the 1870s. Josie grew up there, and through her family came to know a number of outlaws, including Butch Cassidy, who frequented the area. Morris established her own homestead on Cub Creek in Utah in 1914 with help from friends Fred McKnight and the Chew family. (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Josie Morris' Homestead In Dinosaur National Monument.
With no money to buy property, Josie decided in 1913 to homestead in Cub Creek. Here she built her own cabin and lived for over 50 years. She shared her home with her son Crawford and his wife for a time; grandchildren spent summers working and playing (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.