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Square Mountain




Plate 1325X. Square Mountain 1925 – 2006 Viewed south-southwest to Square Mountain above Cedar City, Utah. Note how heavily grazed the area was in 1925 and how the oakbrush had been highlined by domestic sheep. Today the area is part of an up-scale housing development and the original photopoint has been destroyed by construction. Conifers, pinyon, juniper, and oakbrush have all increased, while aspen has declined. The tall willows seen in the center of the 1925 image have declined. Those willows were at the north end of Green Lake, which is hidden from view by a low ridge. Plates 1324x and 1325x form a panorama.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by W.H. Bradley (No. 112) on June 2, 1925; retake by Charles E. Kay on July 14, 2006 - - Photo No. 5689-13. Original photograph held by the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Conifer, Pinyon, Juniper, Aspen


South West: Section 36, Range 11 West, Township 36 South; UTM 320400 E, 4167100 N; elevation 8,120 ft.

January 2018