Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Monticello in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sod Roof Cabin

A Spanish-American Home

 
 
Sod Roof Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
1. Sod Roof Cabin Marker
Inscription. Hispanics have a very long history in the Southwest, dating back to the early 1600s. The Old Spanish Trail trade from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to California, passed through San Juan County near Monticello. There were no supply stations nor permanent settlements know in the area until the Mormon settlers arrived at Bluff in 1880 and Monticello in 1888.

Establishing a New Abode
Spanish-American sheepherders were recruited by local stockmen, some of whom were Land Grant families from New Mexico. Many of these people established their own homesteads in the area.

The earliest known permanent Spanish settlers were the family of Ramon Gonzalez in 1900. Other Spanish families migrated from New Mexico to the Monticello area in the early 1900s. Among them were the Manzanares, Gallegos, and Jaramillo families. This small, sod-roof cabin is typical of their dwellings.
 
Location. 37° 52.228′ N, 109° 20.617′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is in Pioneer Park. Marker is in this post office area: Monticello UT 84535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker,
Sod Roof Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
2. Sod Roof Cabin Marker
measured as the crow flies. Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Cowboy Tack Shed (a few steps from this marker); Old Log Church (a few steps from this marker); Monticello (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hyland Hotel (about 500 feet away); Verdure (approx. 5.8 miles away); Newspaper Rock (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Hispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Sod Roof Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
3. Sod Roof Cabin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
Paid Advertisement