Strawberry Creek Sawmill
Plate 879X. Strawberry Creek Sawmill 1933 – 2005 Viewed north to the old sawmill on Strawberry Creek. The area in the foreground was an active construction site in 2005, so the retake was made from just beyond the mill in the initial image. Shown in the retake is Strawberry Creek. The entire area is private property, and the distant hillsides are now a maze of roads and summer homes. Conifers, primarily ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, white fir, and spruce, have increased, while aspen has declined. With the build-up of forest fuels, it is only a matter of time until a high-intensity crown fire sweeps the area, destroying property and possibly life.
Original photograph taken ca. 1933; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 21, 2005 - - Photo No. 5457-33. Original photograph from Allen DeMill’s private collection, Kanab, UT.
South West: Section 21, Range 7 West, Township 38 South; UTM 355200 E, 4150800 N; elevation 8,120 ft.