The Nine Mile Road
The road through Nine Mile Canyon was constructed in 1886 by the Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. 9th Cavalry to connect Fort Duchesne to the railroad in Carbon County. Most of the stagecoaches, mail and freight passed through Nine Mile into the Uintah Basin, which lead to the development of the canyon and the small town of Harper, presently known as Preston Nutter Ranch. Harper’s population peaked by 1910. The arrival of the Uinta railroad rerouted traffic away from the canyon and Harper became a ghost town by the early 1920’s.
This historic marker is located at the 600 South Trailhead of the Price River Trail, approximately 600 South Carbon Avenue in Price, Utah and was dedicated by the Matt Warner Chapter 1900 of E Clampus Vitus on July 9th, 2011 (6016)
First Cabin on Price Town-Site
This cabin, believed to be the oldest on Price Townsite, was built by Leander Clifford in 1884. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers purchased the home in 1928 and moved it to the Price Tabernacle site where it was used as an historical relics hall. It was moved to this site approximately 1936.
This cabin, believed to be one of the oldest in Castle Valley, was built on Gordon Creek by Albert Grames in the early 1880’s. It was moved to Price in the year 1900 and used as a Grames family residence until 1964. Albert Grames, in addition to being one of the first settlers in Castle Valley, was also the first mail carrier and worked in many public service capacities including sexton. The cabin was restored on this site by Utah Outpost in 1985.
This historic marker by the D.U.P. is also on the same cabin:
The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Organized and built by the Greek immigrants of Carbon County. Dedicated August 15, 1916 by Reverend Mark E. Petrakis. Built in traditional byzantine style.
61 South 200 East in Price, Utah
Matt Warner Home
Matt Warner left home in 1879 at age 15, thinking he had killed a rival in a fight over a girl. He lived his early life on the outlaw trail as a bandit and rustler and was sent to prison on September 21, 1896.
Matt was pardoned by Governor Wells on January 21, 1900. He settled in Price and spent his remaining 38 years as a productive member of society; serving as deputy Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, detective and night policeman. In 1912 he ran for Sheriff but was defeated because he ran under his real name of Willard Christiansen and nobody knew who that was. Matt lived in this house until his death on December 21, 1938.
This historic marker was dedicated by the Matt Warner Chapter 1900 of E Clampus Vitus on July 19, 1997 and is located at 55 South 200 East in Price, Utah
1925 to 1983
Harding School was named after President Warren G. Harding. Classes started August 1925 with George Fox as the first principal. It was used as an elementary school until May 1968 when Principal James L. Jensen called classes to order for the last time. Price City purchased the property and converted the school into a fire station and multi-use center in 1968. It was torn down in 1983 to make way for the Price City Public Safety Building.
Dedicated July 14, 1984 By Utah Outpost Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850 E Clampus Vitus
This monument is located at 87 North 200 East in Price, Utah
The Star Theater was built in 1923-24 for the Georgedes brothers: Pete, Angelo, Charlie, George and Harry. Natives of the Greek island of Mytelene, the Georgedes brothers immigrated to the United States and by the early 1920’s had become successful businessmen. The theater was designed by architect J. A. Headland of Salt Lake City. The architectural features, with Corinthian columns and second story masks representing figures from Greek Theater, reflect the Greek heritage of the original owners. In 1964, the building was acquired by Duane and LaVern Steele, and later acquired by Curtis Steele and Scott Sjostrom in 1985.
Located at 20 East Main Street in Price, Utah.