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

Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop

Southwest corner of the Fort

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 37° 16.996′ N, 109° 33.198′ W. Marker is in Bluff, Utah, in San Juan County. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Bluff Fort Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 East Black Locust Avenue, Bluff UT 84512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Catherine Chatterley Wood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop Marker
The Co-op Store (about 300 feet away); Jens House (about 700 feet away); The San Juan Mission (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hobbs Wash (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bluff.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
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. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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