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Property Name Escalante Historic District
Reference Number 13000127
State Utah
County Garfield
Town Escalante
Street Address Roughly bounded by 300 North, 300 East, 300 South, 300 & 400 West Sts., Escalante, UT
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 03/27/2013
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE, SOCIAL HISTORY, COMMERCE, AGRICULTURE, EXPLORATION/SETTLEMENT, COMMUNITY PLANNING
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000127.pdf
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The Escalante Historic District is located in the town of Escalante, Utah, and comprises the boundaries most of the entire platted city. Escalante is a small community on the eastern side of Garfield County in south-central Utah. Of the 289 resources in the district, 124 (or approximately 43 percent) are contributing. The district is historically significant under Criterion A in the areas of Agriculture, Commerce, Community Planning and Development, Exploration/Settlement, and Social History, in that it reflects the evolution of Escalante from isolated settlement to thriving agricultural center to remote, economically challenged community.

 

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