National Register of Historic Places

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest currently has 2 properties on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Howe Flume Historic District

The Howe Flume Historic District, located along the course of the Main Fork of Stillwater Fork and between Main Fork and Hayden Fork of Bear River within the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the Howe Flume Historic District includes the remains of 19 historically significant structures; including a flume, dam, road, bridge, loading platform, 4 excavated cuts and 10 log cabins. The structures are among the best preserved remains of logging activities dating to the 1870s in the Uinta Mountains. The district contains the only remains in the Stillwater drainage that are associated with the Hilliard Flume and Lumber Company. During the 1870s the company was in the business of supplying wood products to mines, railroads and domestic users in Utah and the rest of the Western United States. In that role they contributed notably to the development and settlement of this region of the country.

Photo of a historic structure from the Howe Flume District

The Tony Grove Memorial Guard Station

The Tony Grove Memorial Guard Station, built c. 1907, is significant as one of the first U.S. Forest Service facilities constructed within the Cache County area. The Forest Service presence was important in this mountainous region, especially in conjunction with the School of Forestry at Utah Agricultural College in Logan, which shared the Tony Grove Facility for many years. Historically, the station is representative of a burgeoning national conservation ethic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. That coincided with the philosophies and administrations of Theodore Roosevelt. Architecturally the station is notable as a cabin constructed of saw-hewn logs that feature half-dovetail notching, exhibiting a high level of craftsmanship. Minor alterations were made to the building in the1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. 

Tony Grove Guard Station, 1937

Tony Grove Guard Station, 2004