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Behunin Cabin, Capitol Reef National Park

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The Elijah Cutler Behunin Cabin was built to house Elijah Cutler Behunin's family in 1883-84 in what is now Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. The Behunins lived there for only a year, leaving for Fruita after a flood threatened the house and its fields. The one story sandstone structure measures 13ft by 16.5ft, with a single room. Elijah and his wife and their 13 children all lived within the home. The walls are sandstone covered with a plaster-cement wash. The roof structure is wood, covered with wood sheathing and bentonite clay. The cabin was renovated in the 1960s by the National Park Service and represents the most intact example of a settler cabin in Capitol Reef National Park.uu
The Behunin cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1999.
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  • This is a very quick stop along highway 24. It is worth stopping and reading about this cabin and the family who once lived in this small space. Although if your read the sign, you will learn that.....  more
    This is a very quick stop along highway 24. It is worth stopping and reading about this cabin and the family who once lived in this small space. Although if your read the sign, you will learn that.....  more »
  • We stopped here as we were driving into the park and got out to stretch our legs. Beautiful area to enjoy. 
    We stopped here as we were driving into the park and got out to stretch our legs. Beautiful area to enjoy.  more »
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  • A wonderful visit back in time.
  • Love this place! Have ridden through a dozen times on the Harley. Always stop here. I'm always humbled by how hard life must have been in those days. I'd have made a terrible pioneer. This people were tough!

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