Swett Ranch Homestead: Location of Elizabeth Swett Cabin

Oscar, being too young to file a homestead claim of his own, had his mother, Elizabeth, file a claim for 151.5 acres in 1909. Oscar and his brothers built a cabin to prove up the land for homesteading. Elizabeth, Oscar, and the younger siblings lived here in the summer and returned to Vernal during the winter. Elizabeth moved back to Vernal in 1912. From 1919 to 1921, the cabin was used as the first schoolhouse in the Greendale area. Today, only traces of the cabin remain.

Structural decay of the cabin in 1971. Structural decay of the cabin in 1971.

Structural decay of the cabin in 1971.

A cottonwood marks the area near where Elizabeth's cabin originally stood.



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Key Contacts

Jeffrey A. Rust
435-781-5156
jarust@fs.fed.us



https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ashley/learning/history-culture/?cid=stelprdb5270979