Price in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Nine Mile Road
The road through Nine Mile Canyon was constructed in 1886 by the Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. 9th Cavalry to connect Fort Duchesne to the railroad in Carbon County. Most of the stagecoaches, mail and freight passed through Nine Mile into the Uintah Basin, which lead to the development of the canyon and the small town of Harper, presently known as Preston Nutter Ranch. Harper’s population peaked by 1910. The arrival of the Uintah railroad rerouted traffic away from the canyon and Harper became a ghost town by the early 1920’s.
ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ORDER
E CLAMPUS VITUS
MATT WARNER CHAPTER
July 9th, 2011
6016, The Year of our Order
Erected 2011 by Ancient and Honorable Order of E CLAMPUS VITUS, Matt Warner Chapter. (Marker Number 1900.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 39° 35.374′ N, 110° 48.769′ W. Marker is in Price, Utah, in Carbon County. Touch for map. Marker is located near 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 with South Carbon Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Price UT 84501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Harding School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Matt Warner (approx. 6.8 miles away); Carbon Hotel (approx. 6.8 miles away); Rainbow Inn (approx. 7˝ miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is at the entrance to a large concrete pad, about 20ft X 30ft, adjacent to the Price River Trail. The pad is only about 80 feet south of West 6th Street, but the marker is too small and low to be seen clearly from that distance.
Also see . . .
1. Nine-Mile Canyon. Nine-Mile Canyon is an outdoor museum. It has some remarkable examples of Indian art and remnants of dwellings that have remained untouched through the centuries. Because of the dry climate and isolation from large population centers or heavy ranching, the canyon remains much as it was hundreds of years ago. The panels of rock art are of such remarkable quality and beauty that they have been featured in National Geographic and other publications highlighting the beauty and uniqueness of the art. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Nine Mile Canyon. In the early development of the Uintah Basin of Utah, no road was more important than the (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 1, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.