While making my way on the Delicate Arch trail at Arches National Park, Utah, 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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