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Address: Highway 24, Capitol Reef National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, UT
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History on the side of the road

This cabin is located right on the highway. It is hard to believe that a large family lived in this small place.It is quite a picturesque spot, with nice backdrops for photos... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Caga3124
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Leesburg, Florida
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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This cabin is located right on the highway. It is hard to believe that a large family lived in this small place.It is quite a picturesque spot, with nice backdrops for photos. There is also plenty of room to wander around this area.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

An interesting little home, well worth stopping to read the information board outside explaining about the family that lived there and their struggles. How the US has changed in such a short time is bought home when you view this little home and try to picture yourself living there.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

This one only takes five minutes to see and the history here teleports you to another time.I can't believe folks lived this way. Boy are we spoiled. Just pulloff route 24 at the cabin and take a few steps.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

It is just by the side of the road, worth a stop to know the story of this settler family, who lived inside the small house.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very nice little stone cabin in great location - hard to imagine a family with 13 children living there! Worth stopping by it to see the construction techniques and to try to envision the family living there.......

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This little stone cabin is best photographed at sunrise when the light is best ad there is no traffic on Rt 24. Amazingly the Behunins were one of the first settlers in the valley and raised 11 children here.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We actually drove by this coming from the east and realized what a beautiful picture it would make with the gorgeous surrounding rock . So we turned around and it made for an interesting short history legend. I can't imagine what life was like for the family that called this home .

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Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Behunin Cabin is right off the road along highway 24. Jump out of your car and read the history on the display. It will take you about 5 mins but it will give you an appreciation for the hard way of life back then and then feel grateful for the home you live in now. Can you imagine stuffing 11... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Once we enter Capitol Reef NP, the first historic building we see is the Behunin Cabin. This small structure was built in 1882. There isn't much here but a sign with a little history. Still I look around the harsh landscape and wondered how anyone could live in such an isolated place.

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Westcliffe, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

The family that lived here a year was a family of 15. My goodness, where did they all fit? This is ONE room. It still boggles my mind that people chose to settle in this valley.

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