Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Old Homestead

Immediately after their wedding in June 1910, Robert and Agnes Marchant decided to homestead in the Uintah basin. For twenty-five years, they spent their time and resources trying to improve on the homestead before selling it in 1935. Now there are some pieces of board giving indication that something was once there and the grave of the still born daughter born in 1922.
Linnie, Lydia, and Emily at Baby's grave in Ioka May 1, 1992.
The marker on the grave so everyone would clearly know it was a gravesite.
I don't know who these people are but because they are at the gravesite, I'm sure they are family.

Looking out across fields where crops once grew on the hill in Ioka.

This is a different occasion with the four sisters (Lydia, Emily, Ruth, Linnie, and an unidentified cousin) at the homestead.
Pieces of wood marking where the cellar was.

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