Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dover, UT

This is where we went today—Dover, Utah. There are no living people in Dover just a cemetery with plain white crosses.
If you look closely, you can see the rise in the burial plots. They still haven't gone flat after 100+ years. There must be something really odd in the soil.

A few of the plots have newer headstones and a few have metal plaques that state the deceased's name, age, and parents' names that are also old.

Here's Deirdre reading about Dover. The whole town left by the 1930's according to Wikipedia (the plaque indicated that the town was gone by 1900). A woman bought the cemetery land and donated it to the LDS Church years ago. The plaque was placed by the Pioneer Women of Utah.

We looked for Clarion, but couldn't find anything that was a representative of that ghost town. We did drive on Clarion Road (according to the GPS in the Odyssey), but that was all. Three hours of driving for one little cemetery. It was interesting to see the other side of the Gunnison Valley though. All in all a nice afternoon.

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