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

Cowboy Tack Shed

Workstation of the West

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
1. Cowboy Tack Shed Marker
Inscription. The first white settlers of the region were cattlemen. Cattle were first introduced into the San Juan County-Blue Mountain area during the 1870s. Large numbers of the animals were placed on the thousands of acres of lush grasses which grew in the area. Spud Hudson, who came in 1878, dominated the cattle industry until about 1883.

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.
 
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
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By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
2. Cowboy Tack Shed Marker
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, 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); Verdure (approx. 5.9 miles away); Newspaper Rock (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 19, 2016
3. Cowboy Tack Shed
 
 
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 276 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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