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

Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop

Southwest corner of the Fort

 
 
Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker
Inscription.  A blacksmith shop with a skilled blacksmith was a necessity. Amasa Barton (Joseph Barton's brother) was kept busy fitting horseshoes, repairing wagons and making , sharpening and repairing everything from farming implement to carpentry tools.
In addition to being a blacksmith, Amasa was the county's first sheriff. In 1882 Amasa was appointed as the county's prosecuting attorney. In 1887, while operating a trading post at the Rincon, 12 miles west of here, Amasa was killed in a conflict that arose over a bartering transaction.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 37° 16.996′ 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 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); Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt (within shouting distance of this marker); Kumen Jones Home
Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Co-op Store (about 300 feet away); Site of Kumen Jones Home (about 400 feet away); Replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse (about 400 feet away); Jens House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluff.
 
Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
3. Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop
 
 
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 293 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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