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    • Building Joe's Valley Dam

    • Emery County (Utah); Joe's Valley; Dam Construction; Johansen, Byron; Cabins; Reservoirs;
    • Building Joe's Valley Dam. Byron Johansen's cabin can be seen in the middle of the photograph, behind the construction. The cabin was originally located on the San Rafael Swell where By Jo ran his cattle. The Bureau of Land Mangement asked that it...
    • Building the Emery Canal

    • Emery County (Utah); Emery (Utah); Muddy Creek; Emery Canal; Johnson, Rasmus;
    • The settlers along the Muddy Creek evenutally decided to form a town a few miles away, where there was enough room for a largger community. First they had to divert the water from the Muddy Creek into a canal that would take water to the town of...
    • Geary, Elmo -- Alice Grace Wakefield Geary

    • Emery County (Utah); Geary, Elmo; Geary, Alice Grace Wakefield; Huntington (Utah)
    • Alice Grace Wakefield Geary is the mother of Elmo Geary, wife of Edward George Geary. She lived in Huntington, where her husband owned and operated a store -- Geary Mercantile. Her three children are Faun, Merlin and Elmo Geary.
    • Geary, Elmo -- Geary Merc. Co.

    • Emery County (Utah); Geary Mercantile; Huntington (Utah); Geary, Edward G.; Geary, Elmo; Emery County Businesses; Stores; Automobiles; Gas Pump
    • Elmo Geary's father, Edward George Geary, owned this mercantile store in Huntington located on the corner of 1st North and Main Street, on the east side of the street. A gasoline pump can be seen in front of the store where two 1930s vehicles are...
    • Geary, Elmo -- in character

    • Emery County (Utah); Geary, Elmo; Dramatic Characters; Acting; Huntington (Utah); Automobiles; Dodge, 1934
    • Elmo Geary in character during his college days at BYU where he was active in university dramatics. He is standing in front of 1934 Dodge at his home in Huntington.
    • Geary, Elmo -- in Character

    • Emery County (Utah); Huntington; Geary, Elmo; Dramatic Characterization; Acting; Huntington (Utah); Automobiles; Dodge, 1934
    • Elmo Geary in character during his college days at BYU where he was active in university dramatics.He is standing front of a 1934 Dodge at his home in Huntington. The orchard can be seen in the background.
    • Geary, Elmo -- San Rafael Swell

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Unpaved roads; Geary, Elmo
    • San Rafael Swell with wheel tracks in an unpaved area where deep ruts can be seen. Travel could be difficult in the blue clay soil of Emery County. Journals from that day say that in wet conditions, the mud would stick thickly to the wheels.
    • Jensen, Venice -- Celebrating Easter on the Desert

    • Emery County (Utah); Emery (Utah); Jensen, Venice; Eastering: San Rafael Swell; Celebrations
    • Emery County has a tradition of celebrating Easter on the San Rafael Swell, or what the local people call "The Desert." For many years whole towns would meet at the church and travel together to the desert where they would have Easter Sunday...
    • San Rafael Swell -- Geology -- Little Grand Canyon

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Little Grand Canyon; Geology; Castle Valley; San Rafael River, Grimes, Ben
    • The Little Grand Canyon on the San Rafael Swell is seen best from The Wedge Lookout. The San Rafael Swell is an anticline, or a geological uplift, that originally looked like an oval bowl turned upside down. Over time it has been carved into...
    • San Rafael Swell -- Geology -- Little Grand Canyon

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Little Grand Canyon; Geology; Window Blind Peak; San Rafael River; Grimes, Ben
    • The Little Grand Canyon on the San Rafael Swell is seen best from The Wedge Lookout. Window Blink Peak can be seen on the far right horizon. The San Rafael Swell is an anticline, or a geological uplift, that originally looked like an oval bowl...
    • San Rafael Swell -- Mines -- Uranium --  Ore Bin- 1

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Mining; Uranium; Grange, Mar; McClenahan, Owen
    • Mar Grange took this photograph of the old uranium ore bin high up on a rocky slope (the dark spot in the middle of the photograph.) Owen McClenahan recorded that some men came to him with a hot piece of ore, but they couldn't rememeber where they...
    • San Rafael Swell  -- Mining -- Temple City

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Mining; Uranium; Temple City; Wheeler, Marion
    • During the uranium boom, Temple Mountain was the most active site on the San Rafael Swell. A shanty town sprung up that was called Temple City. Barbara Ekker from Hanksville, Utah and her husband joined in the frenzy. She said "My husband wanted...
    • San Rafael Swell -- Mining --Temple City

    • Emery County (Utah); San Rafael Swell; Temple Mountain; Uranium; Temple City
    • Marion Wheeler worked Temple Mountain during the Uranium Boom of the 50s. An arrow points to their trailer. There was so much mining activity a shanty town sprang up with tar paper shacks and trailers. There was even a Bar where you could get a...

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