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Alton, Utah




Plate 535X. Alton, UT 1940 – 2004 Plates 534x and 535x were originally taken from the same photopoint and form a panorama over Alton, UT. However, pinyon and juniper now block the original camera station, so the retakes were made from the nearest open areas. The retakes, though, could not be made from the same photopoint, but instead had to be reshot from about 100 feet apart. Thus, the perspective in the 2004 images is somewhat different from the originals. Plate 535x is viewed southeast to the Sunset Cliffs. Pinyon, juniper, and oakbrush have increased except where they have been chained, bulldozed, or cut. Utah serviceberry, bitterbrush, and birchleaf mountain mahogany have also increased.

Photo Information:

Original photograph taken by H.E. Gregory (No. 1003) in 1939; retake by Charles E. Kay on June 30, 2004 - - Photo No. 5356-17. Original photograph held in the U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library, Denver, CO.

Vegetative Community:

Pinyon, Juniper, Oakbrush, Mountain Brush


South West: Section 2, Range 6 West, Township 39 South; UTM 367900 E, 4144850 N; elevation 7,400 ft.

January 2018