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Clay Creek




Plate 313X. Clay Creek 1905 - 2003 Viewed northeast just before the turn-off to Pine Lake in the Clay Creek drainage. The original photograph was taken to document the “wasteful method of lumbering” associated with the Thompson Sawmill - - see Plate 312x. The foreground was reseeded by the Forest Service with smooth brome, but today that area has been invaded by rubber rabbitbrush. Ponderosa pine and juniper have increased. A new road has been added, which explains why the stumps seen in the original are absent from the retake. Currants and rose are also present in the foreground, while mountain big sage and bitterbrush are common on the distant hillsides.

Photo Information:

U.S. Forest Service photograph (63313) taken by Clyde Leavitt on November 19, 1905; retake by Charles E. Kay on August 10, 2003 - - Photo No. 5238-34. Original photograph held by Southern Utah University Archives and Special Collections, Cedar City, UT.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Juniper, Sagebrush


South West: Section 24, Range 2 West, Township 35 South; UTM 416000 E, 4178000 N; elevation 8,180 ft.

January 2018