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*Note that the "River Road" is a
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My Father~Newell A. Taylor
~On The Dewey Bridge...1931
Also from Ohio came Norman's brother Crispen Taylor.
He made his Journey to Utah before Norman with his parents.
Crispen worked in the government in Indian Campaigns
as a packer and worked as a freighter.
He built roads in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
(Traveled by many of "history making outlaws" he knew!)
He too, brought cattle into the Moab
Valley and was the first Permanent Settler of Moab.
Norman's Son, Arthur A. Taylor shared his pioneer experience.
He was one of the Representative stockmen of Grand County for many years,
besides having been influential in the development and
progress of the County and Civic affairs himself.
He became the organizer and first member of the
Board of Commissioners.
His Sons and daughters became prominate names in Grand County also.
Helen Knight, his daughter became the Superentendant of Schools.
Other daughter's were Eva Robertson and Lydia Skewes.
(Who was the oldest living Taylor in Moab's History, passing at age 99.)
Son's were Claude, Loren, Ruel,
and My Great Grandfather, Arthur A. Jr.
He married Estella Newell,
who's family was also in the orginal wagontrain with Brigham Young,
and settled in Moab.
Son Loren and wife Pearl's son is
Sam Taylor who today, still runs the Newspaper in Moab.
For more history of Moab, The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers wrote a book entitled, "Grand Memories" in 1972. This is a hard book to come by, but can be obtained through any "Daughter of the Utah Pioneers".
Special Thanks to My Cousin Dave for getting a copy of this for me
Footnote....I found through this page and the book that Dave and I were related!! Ironic!!
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