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Behunin Cabin, Capitol Reef National Park

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • We stopped here as we were driving into the park and got out to stretch our legs. Beautiful area to enjoy.  more »
  • Mind-blowing to see this tiny cabin where the Behunin's raised 13 children. How they managed to put food on the table, it must have been a tough life.  more »
  • Really interesting stop in the middle of nowhere. Can't imagine a family living here, even if it was for only a year.
  • great little roadside piece of history in an outstanding national park. i can't believe how many people lived here.

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