Cities and towns; Religious facilities; Abandoned buildings
Escalante; Garfield County; Utah
Abandoned Relief Society bulidings near the the newer chapel. Escalante was named after the famous Spanish explorer although Escalante never went to the valley. The valley was discovered by whites in 1866 during the Black Hawk War as cavalry traveled into the valley in pursuit of Indians. The first log cabin was built in 1876 by Philo Allen.