Fremont State Park is located off of I-70 near Sevier, Utah. This little gem of a site contains pictographs, petroglyphs and a host of other artifacts left behind by the Paiute Native Americans. This site was used as a place for seasonal travel between two hunting areas.
In addition to all the fabulous petroglyphs and pictographs, there is also a small museum. I only got to spend a few minutes inside but I managed to snap a few photos while in there...
Of course I photographed the most important things....beads!
I'm ashamed to say I passed right by all the artifacts recovered from the site just so I could quickly gaze upon the beads, pendants and buttons that have been recovered.
I love the simplistic look of the beads even though they took time and skill to create. Makes me want to return to some more simplistic designs.
I wonder how much more is still out on the site just waiting to be discovered.
In the early 1800's, the site was used as a wagonroad. In 1877, the Lott family settled in the Canyon. These sewing bits were discovered at was once the site of their homestead.
I wish I could have spent a few more hours at the park but we had been on the road for hours returning from Arches. I suppose it gives me an excuse to visit again in the future.
Oh, remember that rock shop I wrote about in the prior post? I went there again on my second day of the trip. Since it was the end of the season, the owner didn't have as much stock BUT I still managed to find some goodies.
There's an assortment of dendrites, wonderstone, picasso stone, unakite, turquoise and a couple of trilobites. Most of these are gifts that I still need to send out (oops!).
Anyway, if you ever get a chance to visit Southern Utah I highly recommend Fremont Park and Museum AND a trip to Springdale Utah for the rock shops and Zion National Park!