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Fielding-Garr Ranch

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2009 - 2017.

Fielding Garr established the first permanent residence in Utah. The ranch house which was built in 1848, is the oldest Anglo-built structure in Utah that is still on its original foundation. The ranch was then continually inhabited until 1981. Road Trip when this place was visited.
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The ranch was established to manage the Mormon Church's tithing herds. The ranch continued through several owners until the island became a state park in 1981. In it's time, it raised cattle, bison, and sheep. The ranch is located at Garr Springs, one of the strongest and most reliable of the many springs on the island. In addition to the house, there are several other buildings including barns, sheds, and storage. Numerous pieces of farming equipment and vehicles are also preserved here.

The ranch is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Fielding-Garr Ranch is on the east side of Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake and part of Antelope Island State Park The ranch is 11 miles south of the Visitor Center.
Photo date: May 18, 2008.

Approching the ranch.
Long shed and equipment.
Sheds and shops.
Sheds and shops.
Sheds and shops.
Interior of one of the shop buildings with exhibits.
Shed with equipment
Shed with equipment
The large shed is filled with equipment, materials, and exhibits.
Equipment and long shed
Long shed and equipment.
Small silo and equipment
Small silos and equipment.
Harvesting equipment
Harvesting equipment.
Shed with displays.
Silo Silo
Two views of the tall silo.
Silo and shed.
Sheep hearder wagon
Sheep hearder wagon.
Wooden horses for practicing
Wooden horses for practicing.
Kitchen Kitchen
Kitchen in the ranch house.

Dining room
Dining room.
Dining room Dining room
Dining room in the ranch house.

Laundry room
Laundry room.
Living room
Living room.
Phonograph (early iPod).
Bunk room Bunk room
Bunk room.
Storage building with root cellar
Storage building with root cellar.
Shelves for food storage.
Storage building
Storage building.
Storage building
Storage building.
Blacksmith Shop

Small building with mainland beyond
Small building with mainland beyond.

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