Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday afternoon-and evening

These first 9 are from Lanny's camera.  This is the Perry Lodge.  Joe, Yvette, Don, Bev, Cranky, Karl, Sherm,Tony D., Utemike, Barb Foree, Jack, and Lanny.  Taken by our waitress

Bridge to Pipe Springs.  For those new to blogs, if you click on a picture it will get larger.  Also...when you get to the end and it looks like there are no more on OLDER POSTS, and it will go on and on...and on.

This artisan is making arrow heads and knives from obsidian, very similar to how the Indians made them.  Hmmmm, sure wish I had some of the hair that's in back in the front....Don't usually see myself like that.

Lanny's lizard.  Mines's farther down :-)

Morman Ranch, and now on the Kabab-Paiute Reservation

Two ponds and running water into the old house.This has been a stop for travelers since the early 1800's

Built as a ranch house, and sort of a fort. Over the spring, so in a siege, they would have the precious water inside.  Has gun    placement slots on all walls, and a courtyard where they could bring some animals inside if necessary. It was well built, but was never fully attacked by anyone.

Lanny found a bunny.  Years ago, when the first settlers arrived, the grass was said to be high enough  "to tickle a horses tummy".  Not much grass here now.

Not a large complex, but very well managed.  Pipe Springs is a National Monument, has been since it was turned over to the Government in 1929.

Ms. Barb, a cool morning.  She's getting to head out with a group to do about 300 miles of sight-seeing kind of ride in the beautiful Red Rock Country of Utah.

Some of us went another direction, we all enjoyed the very well done Museum a lot

There was several old farm implements and other pieces of equipment on the property

Hands of a craftsman.  He can make a knife blade from obsidian in about 45 minutes of steady work,

Some items he recently make. The red and blue blades were chipped out of glass.

Some of the water from the Pipe Spring is diverted for a couple of drinking fountains, and also to supply the livestock, and the visitors center facilities

All the equipment and wagons are authentic

Early Dugout house.  It was pretty large inside, and very cool, compared to the heat of outside.

The first livestock to come here was a herd of Longhorns from Texas.  

We went on a tour of the "Mansion", the park ranger lady that did all the narrating did an excellent job!

Been a lot of good food cooked on this kitchen range. Carl and Tony are listening attentively to the tour guide

Yum!  Life was hard back then, but the people that were here managed to eat well.   The  house was built  by Mormans, the  were assigned be leaders in Salt Lake City to work of their tithes, since they didn't have cash or goods to pay them with. (according to the tour guide)

The house and grounds have been kept up beautifully over the years.  They first Government caretaker spent 40 years here, keeping the home up.  Everything is pretty much the way it was where it was used and lived in by a private family. It even has a telegraph line that goes directly to the Salt Lake City, when it joins another like that was used for railroad communications

Deseret Telegraph line.  They could get a signal out back in the mid 1800's, but today there is still NO cell phone service out here in the high desert.

One of the gun placements

Water is piped into the house, this wooden log is just like the originnal that rotted away.  

They always had a lot of cows to mild.  They made approximately 50 pounds of cheese down here every day

Pleasant Shade by one of the ponds

My lizard :-)

The water is very clear, but untreated.

Back in Kanab, Ed orders Fries and a Strawberry milk shake

I had a taco salad without the tortilla shell or any chips

Our waitress had red and blue hair!

The end of the pavement in Kanab Canyon

We found another bunch of vroc'ers visiting an Animal  Sanctuary 

A little Hoo Doo

Biglefti isn't so big out here in this country

Hole in the wall


Kanab Canyon Road. Just a short rest stop

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