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

Settlement of Blanding

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Settlement of Blanding Marker
Inscription.  A canal was surveyed from Johnson Creek on Blue Mountain to White Mesa; in 1902-3 lots were staked for homes. Two years later Albert R. Lyman and Family pitched first tent and settled one block west of this site. In 1907 a tent school was established. Population increased by families from Bluff and refugees from Mexico. Called "Grayson" Postal Service changed the name to "Blanding" in 1915. Last Indian uprising of frontier west occurred here in 1923, death of Ute Chief "Old Posey" ended the trouble. This bell rang for church, school, fires, and other occasions.
 
Erected 1958 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, San Juan County, Utah. (Marker Number 248.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 37° 37.304′ N, 109° 28.692′ W. Marker is in Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is
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By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Settlement of Blanding Marker
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at or near this postal address: 250 South Main Street, Blanding UT 84511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. ZCMI Co-Op Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.C.C. (approx. ¾ mile away); Chief Posey's War (approx. 5½ miles away); Verdure (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
Settlement of Blanding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
3. Settlement of Blanding Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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