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John Jarvie Ranch

(Browns Park UT) John and his wife Nellie came to this remote, unsettled area in 1880, and established their ranch. They lived in a small dugout shelter the first year while developing the other structures and main house. Jarvie Ranch House and Store Situated on the Green River, they operated a ferry, store, blacksmith, raised […]

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Benson Grist Mill

(Stansbury Park UT) The restored historic Benson Grist Mill operated from 1854 to the 1940s processing wheat and corn for settlers in the Tooele Valley. A park developed around it includes other structures moved onto the site. Benson Grist Mill There were cabins like the Forsyth Pioneer Cabin built in 1872, a windmill, a smaller […]

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Okefenokee Swamp, Chesser Homestead

Chesser Island Homestead

(Traders Hill GA) Chesser Island Homestead is located inside of the Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The Chesser family settled the area in the mid 1800s. Their house and out buildings, made of yellow pine and cypress, were built by the youngest son in 1927. Originally, it had three bedrooms, a parlor, and front porch. […]

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