“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Grand County, Utah

Clickable Map of Grand County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Grand County, UT (27) Emery County, UT (26) San Juan County, UT (47) Uintah County, UT (12) Wayne County, UT (18) Garfield County, CO (32) Mesa County, CO (26) Montrose County, CO (36)  GrandCounty(27) Grand County (27)  EmeryCounty(26) Emery County (26)  SanJuanCounty(47) San Juan County (47)  UintahCounty(12) Uintah County (12)  WayneCounty(18) Wayne County (18)  GarfieldCountyColorado(32) Garfield County (32)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  MontroseCounty(36) Montrose County (36)
Moab is the county seat for Grand County
Adjacent to Grand County, Utah
      Emery County (26)  
      San Juan County (47)  
      Uintah County (12)  
      Wayne County (18)  
      Garfield County, Colorado (32)  
      Mesa County, Colorado (26)  
      Montrose County, Colorado (36)  
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1Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Ancient Sand Dunes
This vast area was once covered by extensive sand dunes. Some 200 million years ago, winds from the northwest carried tons of fine-grained sand into this area, creating an immense desert. Over time, the sand drifts were covered by other layers of . . . Map (db m160002) HM
2Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Balanced Rock
On Arches Entrance Road, on the right when traveling north.
The forces of erosion are sculpting more than just arches. Balanced Rock clearly shows the various layers responsible for this amazing defiance of gravity. The caprock of the hard Slick Rock Member of the Entrada Sandstone is perched upon a . . . Map (db m52002) HM
3Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Double Arch — Arches National Park
On The Windows Road, 2.3 miles east of Arches Scenic Drive.
The third largest arch in the park, Double Arch's larger span is 144 feet wide by 112 feet high (44 by 34 meters). The smaller opening is 67 feet wide by 86 feet high (20 by 26 meters). For a closer look at Double Arch, walk this easy trail . . . Map (db m131861) HM
4Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Harriman's Yucca — Yucca harrimaniae — Asparagus family (Asparagaceae) —
Height: flower stalk 1'-3' Flower: greenish-yellow to cream Bloom: spring Each yucca species is pollinated only by one specific yucca moth; neither could survive without the other. A yucca blooms most years, with showy, bell-like . . . Map (db m159954) HM
5Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — How Arches Are Formed
In the Windows area, you can see many stages of arch formation. Look closely. Some arches are hard to see because of rock walls behind them. Entrada Sandstone — the rocks in which arches are formed — was deposited here as sand more . . . Map (db m160003) HM
6Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Rubber Rabbitbrush — Chrysothamnus nauseosus — Sunflower family (Asteraceae) —
Height: 2'-7' Flower: small, in showy yellow clusters Bloom: late summer-autumn This common shrub has green photosynthetic stems. In autumn, it is covered by gold blooms. The flowers provide a late-season source of nectar for . . . Map (db m159955) HM
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7Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Utah Serviceberry — Amelanchier utahensis — Rose family (Rosaceae) —
Height: up to 15' Flower: white, fragrant Bloom: late spring This shrub's showy flowers add springtime beauty to arid high-desert landscapes. By midsummer, blooms transform into edible blue-black fruits resembling tiny apples. . . . Map (db m159951) HM
8Utah, Grand County, Arches National Park — Wolfe Ranch
John Wesley Wolfe settled here in the late 1800s with his oldest son Fred. A nagging leg injury from the Civil War prompted John to move west from Ohio, looking for a drier climate. He chose this tract of more than 100 acres along Salt Wash for . . . Map (db m132029) HM
9Utah, Grand County, Crescent Junction — Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite
Near route BLM 143,, 2 miles east of U.S. 191.
The Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracksite preserves the peculiar tracks of a long-necked herbivorous dinosaur (sauropod), along with two different sizes of meat-eating dinosaur (theropod) tracks. This site stands out for being the first place in Utah . . . Map (db m134105) HM
10Utah, Grand County, Moab — Dalton Wells
Near U.S. 191.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp DG-32 (Co. 234) 1935-1942 During the Great Depression of the 1930s, CCC Camps were scattered all over the USA. They provided gainful employment to youth of the nation with work on public service . . . Map (db m131990) HM
11Utah, Grand County, Moab — 181 — Early L.D.S. Church
Near North 200 East south of East 100 North, on the right when traveling south.
One room of this building, formerly the L.D.S. Church, was erected in 1888. Two years later a second room was added. The bishop was Randolph Stewart; building committee: O.W. Warner, who donated the land, Henry Holyoak, and O.D. Allen; supervisors . . . Map (db m95092) HM
12Utah, Grand County, Moab — 65 — Elk Mountain Mission
On North 200 West south of East 100 North, on the right when traveling south.
In April 1855, forty one men under the leadership of Alfred N. Billings were called to establish a mission in the Elk Mountains. They left Salt Lake City May 7, 1855, arrived at Grand River June 11, and selected the site for a settlement. By July . . . Map (db m95090) HM
13Utah, Grand County, Moab — Grand Old Ranch House
Near U.S. 191, on the right when traveling north.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Plaque above: Built 1896Map (db m95084) HM
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14Utah, Grand County, Moab — John Wesley Powell on the Green River — What Shall We Find?
Near Green River Overlook Road, 1.4 miles west of Upheaval Dome Road.
In May 1869, Major John Wesley Powell set out on a remarkable mission: to explore the uncharted canyons and waters of the Green and Colorado rivers. Powell, a geology professor and one-armed Civil War veteran, began the journey with nine novice . . . Map (db m156085) HM
15Utah, Grand County, Moab — 373 — Moab L.D.S. Church — Utah Historic Site
On North 200 East south of East 100 North, on the right when traveling south.
Constructed of adobe in 1889, the Moab L.D.S. Church was built nine years after the establishment of Moab in 1880. Angus Stocks supervised the laying of the foundation and adobes. Within a few years of original construction an addition was made to . . . Map (db m95093) HM
16Utah, Grand County, Moab — Moab Utah UMTRA Project — Background and Current Status
On Utah Route 279, 0.2 miles west of U.S. 191, on the left when traveling west.
Moab Mill The Moab mill was constructed in 1956 by Uranium Reduction Company, which operated the mill until 1962 when the assets were sold to the Atlas Minerals Corporation (Atlas). Uranium concentrate, the milling product, was sold to the . . . Map (db m95083) HM
17Utah, Grand County, Moab — Monitor and Merrimac
From here, you have an excellent view of the Monitor and Merrimac Buttes to the northeast. These prominent land forms tower 600 feet above their Navajo sandstone base. They can be seen from many points as you travel along the highway. The Monitor . . . Map (db m159799) HM
18Utah, Grand County, Moab — Navajo Sandstone
This view area is underlain by Navajo sandstone, which is found throughout the Colorado Plateau. Navajo sandstone creates some of the most dramatic scenery in the area, often forming cliffs and rounded domes. From here, you can see a large number . . . Map (db m160005) HM
19Utah, Grand County, Moab — Protecting Wilderness
Near Grand View Point Road, on the right when traveling south.
Wilderness is a word of many meanings. From a place to be feared to a place to be revered, wilderness evokes images of wild animals, jagged mountains, vast prairies or deserts. For some, wilderness offers physical challenges, solitude or a respite . . . Map (db m95082) HM
20Utah, Grand County, Moab — Scott M. Matheson — 1929-1990
Near Kane Creek Boulevard, 0.6 miles west of South 500 West, on the right when traveling west.
(There are two markers mounted on the kiosk) Dedication In June 1991, the Nature Conservancy dedicated this preserve in honor of one of Utah's leading environmental advocates: Scott M. Matheson. As Utah's governor, Matheson . . . Map (db m95089) HM
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21Utah, Grand County, Moab — Star Hall — Utah Historic Site
On East Center Street, on the right when traveling west.
Constructed from 1905 to 1906 by local craftsmen, Star Hall is architecturally significant as a fine local example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and is historically significant for the role it has played in the community over the years as . . . Map (db m95120) HM
22Utah, Grand County, Moab — Star Hall History
On Center Street west of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west.
Star Hall is the oldest public building in Moab that is still in use. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was constructed in 1905-1906 by the local Mormon community to serve as a social and cultural center. The exterior of the . . . Map (db m160044) HM
23Utah, Grand County, Moab — The Legend of Dead Horse Point — Dead Horse Point State Park
On Utah Route 313.
You are standing at “the neck,” about to cross out onto the high promontory called “Dead Horse Point.” Before you do though, take a few moments to ponder the horses. What happened here? How did such a beautiful place get such . . . Map (db m92541) HM
24Utah, Grand County, Moab — The Neck — Canyonlands National Park-Island in the Sky District
On Grand View Point Road.
In front of you the park road crosses a strip of land only 40 feet wide called the Neck. Beyond this point lies an isolated, 43-square mile mesa known as the Island in the Sky. On all sides the Island is bounded by yawning canyons, and cliffs that . . . Map (db m92540) HM
25Utah, Grand County, Moab — The Old Log Cabin
On North 200 East south of East 100 North, on the right when traveling south.
Log cabins used to be common in Moab. I am the oldest one left. I was built, most likely, by the first bishop of Moab, Randolph Stewart, for his third plural wife, Marietta, about 1881. The Stanley's, a family of four lived here in 1908 after they . . . Map (db m95091) HM
26Utah, Grand County, Moab — The Origins Of a Name — Dead Horse Point State Park
On Dead Horse Point Mesa Scenic Byway (Utah Route 313) 0.4 miles north of Dead Horse Point, on the left when traveling north.
You are standing at the point where legends begin. This narrow neck of land is small in size but plays a giant role in the origins of the name Dead Horse Point. For decades, legends and myths about ghostly horses, cruel cowboys, and leaps of fate . . . Map (db m150038) HM
27Utah, Grand County, Moab — Tracks in the Canyon
Near Grand View Point Road, on the left when traveling south.
Human activities have changed the face of Canyonlands. Livestock grazing in the late 19th century altered plant communities. The roads and seismic lines you see below were constructed in the 1950s in a search for uranium and oil. Mining and grazing . . . Map (db m95081) HM
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Jan. 28, 2023