History can be found in the Southern Utah Mountain

Last modified on Oct 17, 2013

History can be found in the Southern Utah Mountains!!! I was sent to a parcel of land with directions from owner wanting me to list/sell his property. The property was remote acreage located in our North Fork area. I would know that I was at the property when I found a rocked fireplace. I had to drive down a one lane road which was not maintained; it had switch backs and ruts. I drove as far as my jeep would take me and then got out to walk. After walking at a steady fast pace for over 20 minutes I found the rocked fireplace that was encased with debris showing remains of a log cabin.


This homestead overlooked a meadow surrounded with majestic mountains, framed with tall pine and oak trees. Fall was in the air as the leaves were changing colors. I feel in love immediately with the acreage and took many pictures. As I turned to leave the homestead on top of a hill in front of me sat a funny shaped rock. I climbed the hill to get additional pictures and found writing engraved on the rock that stated “Here Lies Minnie and Vinnie Owens Born June 10, 1896 Died June 10, 1896.


As tears filled my eyes I saw the love this mother had as she placed her babies on top of the hill overlooking this beautiful valley. I thought about the hardship I had just experienced getting to this remote property and wondered what it was like over a hundred years ago. I wondered what the mother went through being pregnant in this remote area, did she have a mid wife with her? What she must have gone through to have to burry her babies? I felt the love that this mother had for her babies. The setting is still beautiful after all these years. How blessed we are to live in this beautiful land.

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