Henry Harrison Harriman
Sarah Elizabeth Hobbs Harriman
Henry Harrison Harriman's rifle, in possession of the Henry Nelson clan. Please let us know the make and caliber, and any other details you can!
And now… the rest of the story!
Lizzie and John Harriman's graves. We do not know who placed the headstones, made of native sandstone. Kind people have covered the graves with rocks to protect them.
With their farm in ruins, the Harrimans bid goodbye to two little graves and turned their faces northward, never to return. They eventually settled in Canyon Creek, Idaho, where Henry died in 1908 and Elizabeth in 1925.
Plaque in the Hobbs Siblings Cabin, Fort Bluff
Joy introduced us to Graig Taylor, a descendant of George Hobbs. George scouted for the exploration party and for the Hole in the Rock pioneers, which included his and Elizabeth’s sister, Ellen Hobbs Fielding. Graig gives big “Hobbs hugs” and is on the board of the Hole in the Rock Foundation (HIRF). Graig told us of the trials modern workers endured to build the cabins and the visitors center. He placed a little high chair and dolls in the “George Hobbs Siblings” cabin in honor of Elizabeth.
High chairs and dolls on left side were placed in honor of Elizabeth Harriman
The dedication was in honor of the “second wave” of pioneers who settled in Bluff around 1915, when they left their homes in Mexico during the troubled time of Pancho Villa. LaMar Helquist, chairman of the HIRF, paid tribute to the Montezuma pioneers and was visibly moved when about 20 members each of the Davis and Harriman families indicated their presence. All who were there from the two families posed for photos together, and I obtained an email address for Carol Parrett of their group.
Rocks in the San Juan River that are the right size to have been used in a man-made structure.
Elizabeth Harriman, seated, with a grandchild and daughter Alice Harriman Nelson. This photo was taken at Elizabeth's homestead home in Canyon Creek in about 1910.
Ron McDonald, Debbie Holm, Bruce Nelson, Jeanne Jeppesen
Clara Olsen, Ron McDonald, Joy Wingo
Ron McDonald on a flat rock near the San Juan River.