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Captain Smith's Stone Cabin

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1911, Henry A. Smith. 18 miles from the Escalante Bridge in Escalante Canyon

Henry Smith, a Civil War veteran from Illinois, used local sandstone to build three walls of this tiny cabin around a sandstone monolith into whose smooth red face he carved a bed niche. Smith, who is said to have made his living as a tombstone carver, practiced on the nearby cliffs. His cabin was given a new shingle roof in the 1960s by the Youth Conservation Corps.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Captain Smith's Stone Cabin", [Delta, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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