Little Pinto Ghost Town, UT

Page Ranch House

Page Ranch House

Little Pinto was an off shoot of Iron town. Little Pinto is also known as Pages Ranch.

PAGE RANCH HOUSE The Page Ranch House was designed by its original owners, Daniel Richey Page and Sophia Geary Page. Construction began in 1898 and was completed in 1900. The builders were Jack and Harvey Fabian of St. George, who made and fired the brick on the site using clay found immediately west of the building location. The house was home for the Page family for thirty-four years. Under the notice “We Keep Travelers,” this house served as an informal hotel for travelers and as a boarding house for men working in the nearby iron ore mines. The Page Ranch was an important stopping point along what was once a major freighting and travel route through Southern Utah. The ranch was originally settled in 1858 by Robert Richey, grandfather of Dan Page and an Indian missionary in the Jacob Hamblin group sent to Southern Utah by Brigham Young in 1854. The ranch was owned by the Richey and Page families from 1858 to 1934. Architecturally, this house is a good example of the Double Cross-Wing, a relatively uncommon house type in Utah.

Little Pinto

Little Pinto

It was a very small settlement with only a dozen or so people. This house is all that remains of Little Pinto. I have not been able to find to much information about it yet.

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Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 1:51 PM  Comments Off on Little Pinto Ghost Town, UT  
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