Monday, June 6, 2016

Wheeler Historic Farm


  Henry and Sariah Wheeler bought this 75 acre farm in 1887 and raised crops and animals for their own use. Their son, Henry Jr., and his family moved to the farm in 1930 to take care of Henry after Sariah died. Henry Jr. started a dairy and also cut and stored ice to sell in the summer. The farm is now an agricultural living history museum, part of South Cottonwood Regional Park which also has a playground, picnic area and walking trails. Visitors can view the animals and tour the 1898 farm house.
            
  The park has paved, stone patterned, concrete walkways-bumpy but accessible. The ground around the animal pens and farm buildings is surfaced with gravel and is fairly accessible. The trails in the natural area to the east of the farm area are wide and gravel or narrow and dirt. Wheelchair users may need to have some help. The farm house (we arrived too late in the day to tour it) is accessible on the first floor.

The parking lot is large enough for RVs.
Farm   40.63443, -111.86406
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