Counties existing in Deseret at the end of 1850 are blacked in on the map. The first counties were restricted to inhabited valleys. Iron County between January and December 1850 was called Little Salt Lake County. Davis County was created in October, 1850, out of Weber and Great Salt Lake Counties; the latter originally extended almost to the northern Davis County boundary.
The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape. From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.
An account of the shortest route to California illustrated by a history of explorations of the Great Basin of Utah with its topographical and geological character and some account of the Indian tribes.The_shortest_route_to_California_illustrated_by_a_history_of_explorations_of_the_Great_Basin_of_Utah_with_its_topographical_and_geological_character_and_some_account_of_the_Indian_tribes
National Park Service scientists record and analyze sounds in national parks to inform and improve management of national parks across the country. The data is collected through recording systems installed by the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division in selected parks for about a month at a time. The systems record audio as mp3 files and sound pressure levels in decibels, and are designed to replicate the hearing experience of a person on the ground.
Mount Washington is a mountain in White Pine County in the state of Nevada. The mountain climbs to an elevation of 11,658 feet (3,553 m) and is in Great Basin National Park.
Land near the summit and adjoining the national park was purchased in 2001 by The Long Now Foundation as a potential site for the Clock of the Long Now. The announcement of the land purchase was made at Baker, the gateway town of the national park, and in nearby Ely, Nevada at a gathering of White Pine County officials sponsored by Ely’s Economic Diversification Council. The property was described as 180.3 acres (73.0 ha) made up of eleven patented mining claims dating back to 1916.
Lehman Caves, large, spectacular cavern at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada, U.S. The cave lies 5 miles (8 km) west of Baker at the base of the eastern slope of Wheeler Peak (13,063 feet [3,982 meters]) in the Snake Range. It is made of light gray and white limestone that is honeycombed by tunnels and galleries containing a spectacular array of stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave deposits. The cavern was discovered in the mid 1880s by Absalom Lehman, a local prospector and rancher.
The Great Basin National Heritage Area was designated by Congress in 2006 to recognize its “classic western landscape that contains long natural vistas, isolated high desert valleys, mountain ranges, ranches, mines, historic railroads, archaeological sites and tribal communities.” The recognized Area is made up of two neighboring counties, White Pine in Nevada and Millard in Utah, as representative of the larger geographic Great Basin. The Great Basin National Heritage Partnership was designated at the local coordinating entity for the Area.