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Chris Oravec
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Saturday, 10/15/2016, 10:00 am - Noon

Silver Reef Historical Lecture: "The Page Ranch" by Lisa Michele Church (author of a new book about the ranch)

The Page - Richey Ranch six miles from Pinto by Old Irontown is one of the most unusual examples of

mid-1800s homesteading in southern Utah. The red brick double cross wing style mansion housed not

only a large family but functioned as a stop on the wagon road to California. We will see photos of the

people and furnishings that made the ranch a beautiful beckoning way station, and we will also explore

the ranch's ties to mining, horticulture, Native Americans and even Japanese families who stayed there

during World War Two.

This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.

For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.


Saturday, 10/15/2016, 12:30 pm - ????

Washington County Historical Society field trip to the Page Ranch

Lisa Michele Church (author of a new book about the ranch) will lead a drive to and tour of the ranch.

After a short break for lunch, we will travel to Cedar City an then west on Highway 56 to the Pinto turnoff.

From there, we will travel 5 miles on a well maintained dirt road to the ranch.

Lunch options: (1) Brown bag, (2) Cafe in Leeds, and (3) Fast food in Cedar City.

At the lecture (above), a time will be announced to meet at the ranch.

October 13, 2016 at 2:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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