Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop

Amasa Barton's Blacksmith Shop (HM1SHY)

Location: Bluff, UT 84512 San Juan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.996', W 109° 33.198'

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Southwest corner of the Fort

A blacksmith shop with a skilled blacksmith was a necessity. Amasa Barton (Joseph Barton's brother) was kept busy fitting horseshoes, repairing wagons and making , sharpening and repairing everything from farming implement to carpentry tools.
In addition to being a blacksmith, Amasa was the county's first sheriff. In 1882 Amasa was appointed as the county's prosecuting attorney. In 1887, while operating a trading post at the Rincon, 12 miles west of here, Amasa was killed in a conflict that arose over a bartering transaction.
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Date Added Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 628246 N 4127277
Decimal Degrees37.28326667, -109.55330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.996', W 109° 33.198'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 59.76" N, 109° 33' 11.88" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-191, Bluff UT 84512, US
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