This is the page to check for the hints/clues for this specific $100 treasure hunt. You’re looking for a small container with something inside that the first person to find will be able to contact me and let me know what it was, earning the prize.
The description of a friend’s geocache says: Alley Stephen Rose was one of the early settlers in Farmington. He built a home in about 1877 which became known as Rose Cottage. It was located halfway between Salt Lake City and Ogden. It has been vacant since 2007, when it was purchased by UDOT as part of a project renovating US Highway 89. It has been vacant since that time, and has been vandalized and fallen into disrepair. Currently (Sep 2010) efforts are being made to find funding to restore the home. UDOT is working with the City of Farmington toward that end. (Standard Examiner; Davis Plus section September 2, 2010) Alley S. Rose is the 2nd great-grandfather of Mr. lv2wj. He served with Major Lot Smith in the Utah Volunteers during the Civil War. They are buried about 25 feet from each other in the Farmington Cemetery.
Excerpt from diary of Alley S. Rose: Jan 18, 1899 [This was a Wednesday.] Clear and pleasant. At home, wrote a letter to my brother Wm. S. Rose, Syracuse, N.Y. Evening had a meeting here for the purpose of dedicating my house and receiving our patriarchal blessings. Apostle John W. Taylor was present. Also 3 patriarchs, viz. John Kynaston of East Bountiful, Ezra T. Clark and James R. Millard, with about 40 others. . . . Apostle Taylor then dedicated our home and E.T. Clark pronounced the benediction. After this a fine lunch was served and all expressed themselves as being well pleased with the exercises. Adjourned at midnight.
It is fun to try to imagine this meeting/party going on until midnight in the dead of winter in what must have been at the time a grand but relatively small home! Sad to see it in its present condition. We hope they are able to find funding to restore it.
On January 29, 2021 a new plaque was unveiled at this site. Prior to that D.U.P. Marker #186 and U.P.T.L.A. Marker #16 were here. The D.U.P. worked with descendants of the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation to share a more accurate depiction of the events that took place here in 1963 compared to the account on the previous markers.
The new marker reads: In memory of the estimated 400 men, women, and children of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation who were brutally massacred in this vicinity on January 29, 1863, by the United States Army California Volunteers from Fort Douglas, Utah, under the command of Colonel Patrick E. Connor. The attack took place in the early morning hours against a group of people with limited defense and without peaceful means first being sought when a conflict arose. As a result of the encounter, 23 soldiers died. Chief Sagwitch and other survivors joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, established a thriving farming community known as Washakie, and many helped build the Logan Temple.
Tule Springs is one of the few sites in the U.S. where evidence suggest the presence of man before 11,000 B.C.
Scientific evidence shows this area, once covered with sagebrush and bordered with yellow-pine forests, had many springs. These springs were centers of activity for both big game animals and human predators. Evidence found at these fossil springs shows the presence, 14,000 to 11,000 years ago, of several extinct animals; the ground sloth, mammoth, prehistoric horse and American camel. The first Nevada record of the extinct giant condor comes from Tule Springs.
Early man, perhaps living in the valley as early as 13,000 years ago, and definitely present 11,000 years ago, was a hunter of the big game.
Small populations of desert culture people, about 7,000 years ago to the historic period, depended upon vegetable foods and small game for subsistence.
Late Pleistocene geological stratigraphy in few other areas is as complete and well known.
State Historical Marker No.86 (see others on this page) Nevada State Park System Southern Nevada Historical Society
(info from Wikipedia) Jackson Square is an early subdivision of Salt Lake City developed by Kimball and Richards Land Merchants in 1909. The neighborhood’s boundaries are 200 East, 300 East, include Hampton Avenue, Kelsey Avenue, and Edith Avenue (today’s 1130 South, 1165 South and 1205 South, respectively).
Based on sketches and photographic evidence, the Jackson Square development once included 12-18 stone monuments which stood on each corner of the neighborhood. In 1909, Shipler Commercial Photographs captured images of Kimball and Richards workers clearing earth and building the stone monuments, including in the Jackson Square subdivision. These photos were also used in newspapers advertisements for Jackson Square.
The stone monuments included embedded Jackson Square name plaques, along with appropriate street name plaques on two sides. They were also capped with orbs. Today, only one monument remains standing; it is on the southwest corner of Edith and 300 East, though the original orb is missing. The base of another pillar can be found on the southeast corner of Hampton and 200 East.
In 1869 the United States Army sent First Lieutenant George M. Wheeler on a brief reconnaissance which later created the Country’s “Geographic Survey West of the One Hundredth Meridian”. This survey gave our leaders the first accurate mapping of the Western half of the Country, collecting data of the natural history, geology, geography, climate, weather and ethnology.