Monticello in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Cowboy Tack Shed
Workstation of the West
Home on the Range
Monticello endured several typical “old west” conflicts between cowboys and Indians. The cowboy activities of imbibing and shoot 'em ups, were, as expected, a considerable contrast to the Mormon culture of its more settled residents. Many of these cowboys came into San Juan from Texas. They came to this remote canyon country to avoid the law. Some stayed in the county, developing their own cattle companies and other businesses. And became prominent citizens.
The chuck wagon, an invention of Texas cattleman John Goodnight, was declared an ideal device and was widely copied throughout the West. Besides grub, water, pots and pans, medicines, and other supplies, the cowboys' bedrolls and few personal possessions were carried on the wagon.
Topics. This historical Agriculture • Animals. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 37° 52.233′ N, 109° 20.625′ W. Marker is in Monticello, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street south of West 100 South, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello UT 84535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Sod Roof Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Old Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Monticello (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hyland Hotel (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Traveling Jail Cell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Verdure (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monticello.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.