- Title: Wolfe Ranch Cabin - Circa 1888
- Description: The first settler in what is now Arches National Park was a Civil War veteran named John Wesley Wolfe. In 1888 his doctor told him he had to leave Ohio for a dryer climate or he would not live 6 months, so he took his son Fred west and settled on a tract of 150 acres along the west bank of Salt Wash, where his Wolfe cabin still stands. From family letters and newspaper clippings compiled by Mrs. Maxine Newell and other members of the National Park Service: "We have started a cattle spread on a desert homestead. We call it the Bar-DX Ranch. John and I live in a little log house on the bank of a creek that is sometimes dry, sometimes flooded from bank to bank with roaring muddy water. We are surrounded with rocks, gigantic red rock formations, massive arches and weird figures, the like of which you've never seen. The desert is a hostile, demanding country, hot in summer, cold in winter..
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- Added: Jun 1, 2018
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Hundreds of ruins and artifacts document nearly 1,000 years of cultural development in the Southwest. The Pueblo III period, lasting from the 12th until the beginning of the 14th century, is noted...
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