Giants of San Juan
Father H. Baxter Liebler
Harold Baxter Liebler was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. In his youth, he very much wanted to go west to Montana and become a sheepman. His parents and family pleaded with him to ...
Ross W. Musselman
Ross W. Musselman was one of the most colorful of San Juan’s early cowboy promoters. His love for the beauty of this area, and his efforts to promote it in the East won him the title of “Father of ...
Big '4' Tractor
The giant green tractor that resided in the Monticello City Park for over 40 years fascinated thousands of tourists.
Dorothy Rasmussen Adams moved to San Juan County as a child in l915. With her father, mother and two brothers, they homesteaded in the Ucola area. Her mother died suddenly in 1920, when Dorothy was...
Albert R. Lyman
When Albert Lyman was born in Fillmore, UT on January 10, 1880, his father was building a road through the Hole-in-the-Rock. He spent part of his boyhood in Scipio, but his first love was Bluff.
George A. Adams
Fifty-two years ago, in 1955, a granite slab was placed on the front lawn of the Courthouse in Monticello. It was placed there to remind those who came later who came first. The inscription begins:...
Kuman Jones wrote: “As for the physical or practical part of the establishing of the San Juan Colony, Bishop Jense Nielson stands first. I have met many men in whose hands I would be willing to pla...
Marie Margaret Snyder Ogden
This tiny woman, who stood less than five feet tall, garnered world-wide attention and fame. Her fascinating story as told by the world’s press is extraordinary. The notoriety that came with some o...