Hermit Cave House
The "Mayor of Millard County" AKA Bob Stinson lived
alone in Majum Canyon for roughly 20 years. He could probably
be one of the most secluded people, living in one of the most
desolate areas, in our history. After returning from World War
I, Bob found that his wife had remarried. Heartbroken, Bob took
a trailer west. Unfortunately, Bob's trailor broke down in Marjum
Canyon. Not caring, Bob just hauled a few of his belongings
to a nearby cave, where he was also able to find a nearby spring.
He didn't move for 20 years.
Bob worked for the Highway Maintenance, keeping the road clear
after storms. Once Marjum Canyon Road was decommisioned, Bob
lost his job and moved to Delta, where he was a local legend.
June 29, 2008
Looking south toward a mesa just outside of the east end of Marjum
Entering Marjum Canyon from the east.
This was the main connecting road from Delta to Nevada until 1951,
when 6-50 was built.
Limestone wind caves in Marjum Canyon.
From along Marjum Canyon, you'll see this canyon, turning right,
this is the canyon east of Hermit Canyon
Near Hermit Canyon
Looking north from near Hermit Canyon along Marjum Canyon Road.
The Hermit Cave House.
A hermit named Bob Stinson lived here from 1929 until 1951.
Inside the Hermit Cave House.
Notch Peak Map
Thanks to Heid, Lorin, and Trista
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