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Alton, Utah




Plate 556X. Alton, UT 1909 – 2004 Viewed northeast over the head of Long Canyon to Alton, UT. The Paunsaugunt Plateau is on the skyline. Pinyon and juniper have increased as have ponderosa pine, white fir, limber pine, and Douglas fir. Oakbrush too has increased except where fields have been cleared around Alton. Utah serviceberry, greenleaf manzanita, sagebrush, and bitterbrush have also increased, except when excluded by competing conifers. The area is grazed by cattle, mule deer, and elk. Most of the land in this photoset is private. The town has expanded.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by G.B. Richardson (No. 194) in 1909; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 6, 2004 - - Photo No. 5367-21. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Conifer, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 15, Range 6 West, Township 39 South; UTM 366100 E, 4141650 N; elevation 7,841 ft.

January 2018