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Near Tropic in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Loseeville

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
1. Loseeville Marker
Inscription. Clifton (Loseeville) was situated in East Valley one mile east of the Pahreah River and four miles North of Cannonville. The first settlers were Ebenezer Bryce in 1876 and Daniel Goulding in 1878. They built a ditch to bring water to the valley from Pine Creek which rises on the west side of the Escalante Mountain. Within five years both men grew discouraged and moved.
The first permanent settlers came in 1886. Because there was another Clifton in the state, the name of the town was changed to Loseeville after early settler Isaac H. Losee. Church meetings and a school were started for the twenty or more families who made Loseeville their home.
In 1891, the Clifton Irrigation Company was organized to regulate the use of Pine Creek and Henderson Canyon water. Within ten years the unreliable water supply and drought forced the people to abandon the town.
Today, only a few old buildings and this small cemetery remain. The picturesque spot north of this marker contains several unidentified and seven identified graves with the earliest dated in 1889 the seven are: Isadora Allen, Elizabeth Richards, Thomas Elwin Smith, Isaac Huff Losee, Sarah Gilbert Losee, Eliza Jane Losee Cox, John G. Losee.
Productive farms in the valley are now irrigated with water from East Fork and Henderson Canyon.
 
Erected
Loseeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
2. Loseeville Marker
1994 by Pahreah Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 477.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 37.367′ N, 112° 2.836′ W. Marker is near Tropic, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is on East Center Street 2.2 miles east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tropic UT 84776, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tropic Pioneers (approx. 2.1 miles away); Bryce Amphitheater (approx. 6 miles away); Wheeling through the Years (approx. 6.6 miles away); Post-War Service Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); Streetscape (approx. 6.6 miles away); Bryce Canyon Lodge (approx. 6.6 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bryce Airport (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Loseeville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
3. Loseeville Marker
Loseeville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
4. Loseeville Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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