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First Log House

In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln established by proclamation the Uintah Indian Agency, Brigham Young held the office of Supt. Indian Affairs. Lieut. Pardon Dodds, Civil War veteran, came to Utah Sept. 7, 1866 and in 1867 was appointed first Indian Agent for the Uintah Basin by President Andrew Johnson. After posting a $20,000 bond, he arrived at Whiterocks Christmas day and served until 1873 when he came to Ashley Valley as a stockman with Evans and Huffaker, east of this monument they erected the first log cabin built by white men in Uintah Basin, it served as a home for the Dodds family until 1897.

This is Daughters of Utah Pioneers historic marker #283 located at 2424 North 1500 West in Vernal, Utah. It was erected in 1963.