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Kingston Canyon




Plate 61. KINGSTON CANYON: ca. 1912 - 1999 The old wagon road in 1912 has been replaced by Utah Highway 62, which destroyed the original photo point, changing the perspective somewhat. During the intervening years, grasses appear to have increased on the hillside in the foreground as has the woody riparian vegetation along the Sevier River, primarily cottonwoods (Populus sp.), willows (Salix sp.), and birch (Betula sp.). The cottonwoods have also increased in height over the years. The south-facing cliffs in Kingston Canyon appear little changed except for a slight increase of pinyon (Pinus edulis) and juniper (Juniperus sp.) in some areas.

Photo Information:

The ca. 1912 photo is #P-2237, neg. 2 held by the LDS Church Historical Archives, Salt Lake City, UT; 1999 photo is Kay #4454-20, taken on July 26.

Vegetative Community:

Riparian, Pinyon, Juniper, Sagebrush


South Central: T30S, R2½W, Sect.16, UTM 4227850 N, 401300 E; elevation 6,280 ft., viewed north.

January 2018