"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grafton Ghost Town

After arriving in Zion NP on Thursday morning we got set up and then did a grocery run.  That took up most of the afternoon.

On Friday morning we took a little ride to the ghost town of Grafton, UT.  There wasn't a lot of buildings still
standing, but the few that were, were very interesting.

This was the combination church/school.

This was one of the family homes.  It was used for the scene in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where Paul Newman was riding the bicycle around while the song Raindrops keep falling on my Head was playing.

Since that was the case, a bicycle was brought out and everyone imitated him riding around the yard.

Old barn.

The story of Grafton.

More of the story, very sad, the hardships these folks faced trying to settle this country.

Just imagine losing your daughter due to a swing breaking.

Or losing a son to an Indian atack.

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