“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 Bluff, Utah

Clickable Map of San Juan 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> San Juan County, UT (47) Emery County, UT (29) Garfield County, UT (37) Grand County, UT (27) Kane County, UT (118) Wayne County, UT (18) Apache County, AZ (48) Coconino County, AZ (236) Navajo County, AZ (130) Dolores County, CO (7) Mesa County, CO (26) Montezuma County, CO (62) Montrose County, CO (36) San Miguel County, CO (1) San Juan County, NM (29)  SanJuanCounty(47) San Juan County (47)  EmeryCounty(29) Emery County (29)  GarfieldCounty(37) Garfield County (37)  GrandCounty(27) Grand County (27)  KaneCounty(118) Kane County (118)  WayneCounty(18) Wayne County (18)  ApacheCountyArizona(48) Apache County (48)  CoconinoCounty(236) Coconino County (236)  NavajoCounty(130) Navajo County (130)  DoloresCountyColorado(7) Dolores County (7)  MesaCounty(26) Mesa County (26)  MontezumaCounty(62) Montezuma County (62)  MontroseCounty(36) Montrose County (36)  SanMiguelCounty(1) San Miguel County (1)  SanJuanCountyNew Mexico(29) San Juan County (29)
Monticello is the county seat for San Juan County
Bluff is in San Juan County
      San Juan County (47)  
      Emery County (29)  
      Garfield County (37)  
      Grand County (27)  
      Kane County (118)  
      Wayne County (18)  
      Apache County, Arizona (48)  
      Coconino County, Arizona (236)  
      Navajo County, Arizona (130)  
      Dolores County, Colorado (7)  
      Mesa County, Colorado (26)  
      Montezuma County, Colorado (62)  
      Montrose County, Colorado (36)  
      San Miguel County, Colorado (1)  
      San Juan County, New Mexico (29)  
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1 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Amasa Barton's Blacksmith ShopSouthwest corner of the Fort
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 . . . Map (db m95040) HM
2 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Comb Ridge
William H. Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical survey conducted the first formal archeological exploration of the Comb Ridge area. Originating in the Colorado Territory, Jackson and his team reached Comb Ridge by following . . . Map (db m95034) HM
3 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Hobbs Wash
As winter storm approached, four nearly starved scouts, George Hobbs, George Morrill, Lemuel Redd, Sr. and George Sevey, sought shelter for the night in this area on December 27, 1879. The scouts were exploring for a feasible route for the 250 . . . Map (db m95035) HM
4 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Jens House
Built in 1890's by Jens Nielson Born in Denmark in 1820 Member of handcart company of 1856, to S.L.C. First Mormon Bishop of Bluff 1880-1906Map (db m95042) HM
5 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Josephine Catherine Chatterley WoodAffectionately know in the community as “Aunt Jody”
In honor of her courage, faith, compassion, friendship, love, and medical service to the greater Bluff community from 1882-1906. In addition to serving the children as Bluff's Primary president for 25 years, Josephine Wood was called by Bishop . . . Map (db m95037) HM
6 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Kumen Jones Home
The Jones log cabin was located in the northwest corner of the fort. Near the turn of the century, the Joneses constructed an elegant stone home adjacent to their original cabin. Fire destroyed the Jones home in 1975. In 1896, a gold rush brought . . . Map (db m95038) HM
7 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Parley R. & Ency Camilla (Bayles) Butt
In 1879, at age 17, Parley R. Butt was one of 26 men who scouted possible routes for the San Juan Mission and established Montezuma Fort. A few months later, he traveled with the main group of pioneers as they blazed the Hole-in-the-Rock road. In . . . Map (db m95041) HM
8 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse
Sketched by Remington Lange 1893 Bluff's log meetinghouse was the center of all public gatherings for the small community on the remote San Juan frontier. The meetinghouse, which was part of the north wall of the Bluff Fort, served as . . . Map (db m149540) HM
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9 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — Site of Kumen Jones Home
• Member of San Juan Mission Exploring Party • Driver of one of first wagons through Hole-in-the-Rock • First Superintendent of San Juan Schools • Church Leader and Missionary to IndiansMap (db m150070) HM
10 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — The Barton's Well
Upon the pioneers' arrival in the Bluff valley, water for cooking and drinking was carried from the San Juan River. According to Mary Mackelprang Jones, water from the San Juan “O was so hard and muddy cottonwood ashes were put in it to stand . . . Map (db m95039) HM
11 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — The Co-op Store
The community's co-op store was located in the northeast corner of the fort. This cooperative venture, which provided a means for buying, selling and trading, became very successful. The Navajos and Utes also frequented the store, trading their . . . Map (db m95036) HM
12 Utah, San Juan County, Bluff — The San Juan Mission
Bluff was the first settlement of the white man in San Juan County and its first county seat. It was founded April 6, 1880 by the San Juan Mission "called" by the L.D.S. Church to establish friendly relations with the Indians. A small band of . . . Map (db m95043) HM
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Apr. 16, 2024