Arches National Park, UT
While making my way on the Delicate Arch trail, I passed by a rough looking wooden cabin, corral, and outbuilding. Being the history nerd that I am, I wandered over to the interpretive sign to find out what on earth people were doing at this remote location. A John Wesley Wolfe left Ohio in 1898 with his son to live in a drier climate; they settled at this location with some cattle. The cabin you can see now is a later construction that Wolfe’s daughter (and her family) made them build, a better dwelling with a wooden floor and windows. Very fancy. It’s amazing that six people lived in this building! Maybe that’s why they all eventually moved back to Ohio …According to the Arches National Park website, the Ranch and acreage were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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