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

Kumen Jones Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Kumen Jones Home Marker
Inscription.  The Jones log cabin was located in the northwest corner of the fort. Near the turn of the century, the Joneses constructed an elegant stone home adjacent to their original cabin. Fire destroyed the Jones home in 1975.
In 1896, a gold rush brought an influx of men to the area. After having no luck in the goldfields, some men sought employment in Bluff. The craftsmanship of Nick Lovace and J.R. Lumpkin, masons and stone cutters, and carpenters such as Ed Thompson and H.T. Hibbs is evident in the early stone homes in Bluff.
Kumen was known for his friendship with the Navajos and Utes. Nurturing peaceful relationships with the Navajos and Utes was one of the primary purposes of the San Juan settlement. Kumen was a great asset in fulfilling this objective.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 37° 17.032′ N, 109° 33.198′ W. Marker is in Bluff, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on the grounds of the Bluff Fort Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
Kumen Jones Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Kumen Jones Home Marker
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this postal address: 550 East Black Locust Avenue, Bluff UT 84512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barton's Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Kumen Jones Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt (within shouting distance of this marker); The Co-op Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Jens House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluff.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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