The purpose of this study was to learn the reasons for the movement of cattle Into San Juan County, Utah, the development of the Industry, and its contribution to the growth of the county.
The few written accounts in existence of the cattle industry in San Juan are brief and found in widely separate areas. The whole and complete account will likely never be written, but there is need for gathering as much of the scattered information as possible.
A study of the early history of the inhabitants of San Juan was made, along with an examination of the geography of the region, and of early explorations into the area. The first inhabitants were likely a group of Pueblo Indians whose cultural remains indicate that they were a settled people with a higher standard of living than the Indians who succeeded them. The latter group was represented In three tribes, the Navajos, Flutes, and the Utes.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Day, Franklin D., "The Cattle Industry of San Juan County, Utah, 1875-1900" (1958). Theses and Dissertations. 4641.
Cattle trade, Utah, San Juan County, History, 19th century, Economic conditions