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Capitol Reef National Park Sights

Fruita Historic District

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  • Capitol Reef National Park
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Updated 02/16/2015

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In the 1880s Nels Johnson became the first homesteader in the Fremont River Valley, building his home near the confluence of Sulphur Creek and the Fremont River. Other Mormon settlers followed and established small farms and orchards, creating the village of Junction. The orchards thrived, and by 1900 the name was changed to Fruita. The orchards, less than a mile from the visitor center, are preserved and protected as a Rural Historic Landscape.

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Scenic Dr., Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, United States

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Updated 02/16/2015


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