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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jarvie Ranch Hosts Family Fest and Archaeology Week Activities

Jarvie Ranch is a historic site on the Green River in Browns Park, in northeastern Utah. The area has a colorful history that included Native Americans, ranchers, cattlemen and Old West outlaws. It was one of the stops on the "Outlaw Trail" and was sometimes visited by Butch Cassidy and his gang.

The old ranch house now serves as a small museum showcasing relics from the area.

The BLM provided this information about Family Fest and Archaeology Week activities at the ranch:

What: John Jarvie Ranch Family Festival
Where: Historic John Jarvie Ranch at Browns Park
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.       
Who: Public – everyone is welcome – no entrance fee
Why: Experience turn-of-the century days gone by!

Activities of the day include leather working, blacksmith demonstrations, period photography, crafts, bake sale and Browns Park Homemakers Club luncheon. Archaeology activities include flint knapping, atlatl throwing, making your own rock art, and a pottery demonstration.

Directions to the John Jarvie Ranch from Vernal, Utah:
  • Go north on Hwy 191 for 55 miles
  • Travel east on a gravel/paved road for 22 miles (two miles of up to 12 percent grade)
  • Follow Jarvie Ranch/Browns Park signs
  • Directions to the John Jarvie Ranch from Maybell, Colorado:
  • Go west on Hwy 318 for 70 miles of paved road and eight miles of gravel road
  • Follow Jarvie Ranch/Browns Park signs
  • For additional information on Jarvie Fest, call the Vernal Field Office at 435-781-4400 or the Jarvie Historical Ranch at 435-885-3307.

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