Price in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1535.
Location. 39° 35.359′ N, 110° 48.734′ W. Marker is in Price, Utah, in Carbon County. 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 Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Price UT 84501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nine Mile Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Star Theatre (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carbon Tabernacle (approx. ¾ mile away); First Meeting House (approx. ¾ mile away); Price Municipal Building (approx. 0.8 miles away); Harding School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Price.
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 . . . 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.