Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 5, 2010

Urie, George and Alice Jane Perry

George Urie was born Nov. 3, 1858 at Cedar City, Utah  At 21 he was called by the LDS Church to help explore a way to San Juan Country.  He left with the first company of scouts in April 1879 to explore the Southern route through Arizona.  They arrived at Fort Montezuma June 1, 1979 and returned to Cedar City by way of the Northern Route on September 18, 1879, traveling over 1000 miles by horseback.
   He was a farmer and cattleman raising both White-faced and Black angus cattle.  Mr. Urie was also a blacksmith by trade.  This made him a valuable asset on the trip to San Juan.  White at Fort Montezuma he accompanied Captain Silas Smith and Adelbert McGregor to San Luis Valley in Colorado, for supplies for the Fort.  He and his wife came to Bluff, but left in June 1880 for Cedar City (Lund 799).
  He and his wife reared a family of seven children.  He died Aprl 25, 1934 at Cedar City, Utah (Saga of San Juan).

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