Utah Archaeology Week

Spring Gathering May 11th

Apr 17, 2013

The Nine Mile Canyon Coalition invites you to participate in our Spring Gathering as part of Utah Archaeology Week. The Gathering will be held at the Nine Mile Bunk N Breakfast on Saturday May 11th, beginning at 9:00 am. We hope you will join us for a fun-packed day of beautiful scenery, insightful canyon tours and educational lectures.

Guest Lectures 9am til Noon

Jerry D. Spangler is a professional archaeologist who has spent more than two decades researching the history and prehistory of Nine Mile Canyon. He is director of the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, a non-profit organization that works closely with government, industry, and conservation groups to further the protection of our cultural past to ensure they remain treasures for future genera-tions. With his wife Donna, he published "Horned Snakes and Axle Grease: A Roadside Guide to the Archaeology, History and Rock Art of Nine Mile Canyon", "Treasures of the Tavaputs: The Archaeology of Desolation Canyon", and "Nine Mile Canyon: The Archaeological History of an American Treasure"

Dr. Jody J. Patterson received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2010, after receiving his MA degree in Anthropology/Southwest Studies from New Mexico Highlands University. Dr. Patterson is Vice President of Research and Principal Investigator at Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, where he has worked for twelve years. His first archaeological survey was in the Daddy Canyon area of Nine Mile Canyon.

Over the past few years Dr. Patterson has managed archaeological excavations and research along the Nine Mile Canyon road that preceded road construction through the Canyon. He will be presenting a summary of the data and information this massive project has provided.

William Miller was raised in Price and has always enjoyed spending time in Nine-Mile Canyon. He received an Associates Degree from the College of Eastern Utah, a Bachelors in History from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah. To receive his history degree his final project was an examination of post Mormon colony settlement patterns in Utah using the settlement of Nine Mile as an example. At the Spring Gathering he will discuss some of his research on the settlement of Nine Mile as well as some of the material that is available for the study of historical Nine Mile.

Canyon Tours from 12:30 on

Various tours of prehistoric and historic focus will be offered.

Although most of the canyon's road is now paved, there are no services. Please come prepared with enough food, water and gasoline to get you through the day. Public restrooms are located in the Cottonwood Glen picnic area in the upper canyon, and the Daddy Canyon Complex in the lower. Good outdoor shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a walking stick are recommended--a camera and binoculars are a must. We hope to see you there!

For convenient overnight accommodations please contact the Nine Mile Bunk N Breakfast at 435-637-2572. The Bunk N Breakfast is located approximately 24 miles east of the Nine Mile Canyon turnoff in Wellington.
For more information email us: 9mcc@xmission.com
Or phone Diane at 435-820-1273 (10am to 6 pm please)


Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 402
Price, Utah 84501
Email Address:
Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Board Chair
Dr. Deanne Matheny