Friday, April 5, 2013

Get Ready to Do Something Daring!

plein air, 10" x 12", oil, 'Painted Rock'

Yuba State Park located approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Nephi, Utah got its name from the individuals who built the dam. Local farmers and ranchers had to build the dam themselves or risk losing their water rights. The men working on the structure called it the U.B. Dam. As they worked they sang a song that stated they were damned if they worked and damned if they didn't. The phonetic sound of the reservoirs name was eventually spelled Yuba.

Visitors with a good eye can sometimes find evidence of the ancient Native Americans that once lived in the area. Rock art, pieces of pottery, and stone tools are among items that have been found around the reservoir.

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