Plate 438X. Paria River 1932 – 2004 Viewed southeast down the Paria River approximately one-half mile above the old Paria townsite. The floodplain is now so heavily vegetated, despite yearly livestock grazing, that the retake had to be made from the nearest open area, which is 20 feet higher and 100 yards or so to the right. Cottonwoods and willows have increased, as have tamarisk and Russian olive. The area was actively being grazed by longhorn cattle in 2004. Note the wagon tracks in the original image. Freight was routinely hauled up the riverbed by ox-team during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
U.S. Forest Service photograph (270616) taken by Reed W. Bailey in 1932; retake by Charles E. Kay on May 13, 2004 - - Photo No. 5305-17A. Original photograph held by the Utah Historical Society, Reed W. Bailey Collection (Box 5), Salt Lake City, UT.
South West: Section 12, Range 2 West, Township 41 South; UTM 414750 E, 4123650 N; elevation 4,760 ft.