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Garfield County

Garfield County was named after the assassinated U.S. President James A. Garfield in 1882, but the history of this county goes back much further. Evidence of the prehistoric Anasazi Indian culture can be found in the Anasazi State Museum near the city of Boulder.   The area has many natural resources (such vast rangelands and forests) that have provided a major industry since the time of the pioneers. 

Now one of the county’s dominant industries is tourism, with Ruby’s Inn, Inc. as one of the county’s largest employers.  Although there is an oilfield currently producing, most of the county’s energy making resources--including coal, tar sands, and uranium—have not been developed.  There are many things to see in this county with two National Parks including Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and much more. Be sure to see the Hoodoos before leaving this area. 

Tunnel in Red Canyon located in Dixie National Forest along Utah's Scenic Byway 12 in Garfield County.

Escalante Elementary School with sandstone formation behind the building, Escalante, Utah in Garfield County along Utah's Scenic Byway 12.

Sandstone formation near Boulder, Utah along the Burr Trail in Garfield County.

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