Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Old Rancher's Stone Cabin

The Lee's Ferry area is very historic and scenic. This photo is of an old rancher's home at a place called Cliff Dwellers.

You may have heard that Lee's Ferry is named after John D. Lee who provided rafting services across the Colorado River in 1872. Livestock and equipment and supplies were transported across the Colorado River.

Lee's wife called the area a lonely dell and the name stuck. It was called the Lonely Dell Ranch and there are various structures still remaining from that time period.

John D. Lee was executed in 1877 for his part in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which occurred in 1857. His nineteenth wife, Emma Lee, continued the ferry operations after his death.

This would have been tough living in such a remote area in the 1800s.

14 comments:

brattcat said...

Interesting image and post. Nice work! I wonder how many children Lee had with all of those wives.

B SQUARED said...

19 wives? Hopefully, not at the same time.

Sharon said...

This area is so full of historic buildings and beautiful scenery.

Mo said...

I'm not suprised she called it the lonely dell. Probably never saw another person for years on end

Halcyon said...

By the looks of that house, I'm certainly glad I didn't live there in the 1800s! I enjoy my modern conveniences. :)

Jarart said...

A place I am very familiar with!

Mirela said...

Wonderful image and the place! 19 wives?! Whoa...

Cezar and Léia said...

It lookd quite tough even now!
God bless you!
Cezar
P.S.: nineteenth wife?!?!?

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

This is truly an old cabin. John D. must have been kind of charming, though. At least he attracted 19 women to this lonely place.

Thérèse said...

Must have been tough to live there. Not for me!
I am wondering about children... and health care, lol

robert said...

Indeed interesting to read.
How times have changed...there are days when I am glad to walk 19 steps, not to think about the same amount of wives, nevertheless have the impression that this man must have been quiet a source of peace and love, how else could he have been loved that much.

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That is the chicken said...

I can't begin to imagine the hardships...so many amazing stories from those times. I always wonder if ours will be as interesting a century from now?

Don and Krise said...

If he had nineteen wives, it must have been tough living with him! SHEESH!

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

j aime bcp !

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