Written by Amy Cole
Great news for Nine Mile Canyon! The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to report that 63 sites in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah, including sites from the prehistoric and historic periods of occupation, have just been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The sites were nominated to the National Register by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is a major property owner in the Canyon, located near Price, Utah. The National Trust has long advocated for the protection of the vast collection of historic and prehistoric resources in the Canyon, including listing it as one of 2004’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The listing of these sites, and the promise by BLM to continue nominating additional sites, marks an important turning point as both BLM and the National Register now formally recognize the significance of Nile Mile’s historic and prehistoric places.
Read the BLM's press release here.
Amy Cole is the senior program officer/attorney for the National Trust's Mountains/Plains Office in Denver, CO.