Hanksville

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Hanksville, Utah
Hanksville - Old Meeting House, Circa 1920
Hanksville - Old Firetrucks
Hanksville - Hollow Mountain Store

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See Hanksville Aug 17, 2017
After driving through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area along Utah Highway 95, I came to the tiny town of Hanksville. Hanksville is a town of about 230 (up 8% since 2000) located along Utah Highway 95 in Wayne County in Southeastern Utah. Hanksville is about the only sign of civilization along Utah Highway 95 between Blanding and Interstate 70 (except for a few recreational areas). It is just south of the confluence of Muddy Creek and the Fremont River which then forms the Dirty Devil River. The town was settled as “Graves Valley” in 1883. In 1885, it was renamed “Hanksville” after Henry Golden, an officer of the Mormon Battalion who helped settle the town. The town did not get electricity until 1960 and was not incorporated until 1999. Agriculture, mining and tourism are the mainstays of the economy. Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch used to come here to get supplies when they hid out at “Robber’s Roost” in the nearby desert. There are two districts and one individual location in the Hanksville area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I found the Hollow Mountain Store, along with the Old Meeting House, and Wolverton Mill very interesting. I also recommend a stop at "Blondie's".
Hollow Mountain Store
Old Firetrucks
Old Meeting House, Circa 1920
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