The historic Rose Cottage

The cottage was built around 1934, only a few years after the long tunnel was constructed in Zion National Park. Times were tough and building materials were salvaged wherever they could be found. The wood flooring in the living and dining room came when the Civilian Conservation Corp. was dismantled (in 1942) in the park.

The cottage roof used to have wood shingles painted green and they were salvaged from the Nature Center in the park. Not confirmed, but the owner believes that the living room windows came from the park as well, since they match those on other historic structures. The cottage has been nominated to be on the National Register of Historic Places.

I had no idea of the history of this place beforehand, but to stay somewhere with such a storied past really gives one a sense of wonder and appreciation. I can’t imaging what people thought of this area back in the early 20th century.

It gives me chills to be here in our modern times. I believe it speaks to the fact about the more things change, the more some things remain the same.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?

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