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Lee's Ferry - Emma's Cabin at Lonely Dell Ranch

A cache by Team A&M Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/19/2002
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:


This virtual cache is located at Lee's Ferry, below the Glen Canyon Dam and is a good history/rest stop on the way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Lee's Ferry played an important part in the exploration and settlement of the surrounding canyon country and the lands to the south that later became the state of Arizona.

In 1871, John D. Lee was sent by the Mormon Church to establish a ferry crossing that would provide access for Mormons to colonize in Arizona. When Emma Lee first saw the isolated valley that was to be her home, she cried, "Oh, what a lonely dell," and ever after, the place was known as Lonely Dell Ranch. On January 12, 1872, John D. Lee completed a cabin for his wife Emma. The log cabin located at the Lonely Dell Ranch is commonly referred to as Emma's cabin.
The small log building near the cabin was used as a blacksmith shop. There is a fruit orchard of pear, apricot, peach, and plum trees maintained by the National Park Service next to the cabin. The original orchard was located further up the road. A long rock building, constructed in 1916 by the Bar Z Ranch, functioned as a hub for cattle ranching activities. Leo and Hazel Weaver, two of many ranch owners, added a wood-frame wing on the east end of the rock house in 1936. The ranch cemetery, located about 200 yards northwest of the ranch buildings, contains graves dating from 1874 to 1928. Buried here are four of Warren Johnson's children, who contracted diphtheria from a passing traveler and died within a period of four weeks.
Today, Lees Ferry is known for it's excellent fishing, and it is where people begin river rafting trips through the Grand Canyon.

To log this cache, you must visit Lee's Ferry and upload a picture of yourself and GPSR in front of Emma's Cabin at Lonely Dell Ranch.

An alternative to the picture is to email me and tell me the answer to the following question.
1. What are the names, dates of birth, and dates of death for the four Warren Johnson children who died of diphtheria in 1891 and are buried in the small cemetery just past Emma's cabin?

Do not post your answer when you log the cache (even if encrypted). Logs that have not posted the picture, or emailed the answer will be deleted.

Enjoy your visit.
Amy & Michael

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