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Bluff
Utah


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Sand Island on the San Juan River near Bluff

Sand Island on the San Juan River near Bluff

A popular launch site for river running on the San Juan River, Sand Island is just west of the town of Bluff. I was camped here during the great man hunt of May 1998, when one of the fugitives was killed nearby.

west of Bluff, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Statue of John Taylor at the Bluff Fort

Statue of John Taylor at the Bluff Fort

John Taylor was an early resident of Bluff, and third President of the Mormon Church. His statue stands next to the historic Bluff Fort of log cabins, and the reconstructed Coop Store.

Bluff, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Cabins forming the Bluff Fort

Cabins forming the Bluff Fort

When Mormon pioneers arrived on Montezuma Creek in 1880 they built a quadrangle of cottonwood log cabins. Attached to each other and facing into the square, they were intended as a fort for defense against Indian attacks.

Bluff, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Inside the Butt Family Cabin in Historic Bluff

Inside the Butt Family Cabin in Historic Bluff

One of the pioneer families of Bluff, the Butts came overland from Escalante on the grueling Hole-in-the-Rock Trail in 1879. This restored cabin was one of 40 to form the Bluff Fort quadrangle.

Bluff, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Inside the James Redd Cabin in Historic Bluff

Inside the James Redd Cabin in Historic Bluff

Photos of James Redd (1863-97) add a personal touch to his family's re-created cabin at historic Bluff Fort. Along with his brother and father he was one of the original settlers who built and traveled the Hole-in-the-Rock Road from Escalante in 1879-80. Numerous relatives still live in the area.

Bluff, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Windmill on the Great Sage Plain near Hatch Trading Post

Windmill on the Great Sage Plain near Hatch Trading Post

not used

north of Montezuma Creek, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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Hatch Trading Post on the Great Sage Plain

Hatch Trading Post on the Great Sage Plain

Once a lifeline for the scattered settlers and Native Americans of the Great Sage Plain, trading posts such as this now mostly provide cold drinks for travelers.

north of Montezuma Creek, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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A small cultivated area at Hatch Trading Post

A small cultivated area at Hatch Trading Post

A small spring and rare summer floods provide enough water for small areas of agriculture in pockets in the Great Sage Plain, as here at Hatch Trading Post

north of Montezuma Creek, Utah

Date photographed: June 8, 2014
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