Foster Farm

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY   (Washington County, Utah)

FOSTER FARM

Washington, Utah

LOCATION

522 W. Mariposa Drive
Washington, UT 84780

37° 6' 13.49" North Latitude,   113° 31' 9.95" West Longitude
37.1037° North Latitude,   113.5194° West Longitude
2,610 feet (796 meters) MSL

Foster Farm aerial view
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      Foster Farm map
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DESCRIPTION

The foundation was made of lava rock with the walls of sandstone.
The early residents of this area learned that sandstone in the ground would gradually dissolve and crumble.


HISTORY

This home was built in the early 1900s by the Foster family.
They rented it out to sharecroppers from about 1910 to 1916.

William Rasmus "Ross" & Florence Averett Cooper sharecropped and lived here.
Evan Erastmus Cooper was born here on February 14, 1915 and live here for quite a while.

Orman LaMond & Mildred Viola Murray Wilkins sharecropped and lived here in 1936.
Glenna Fern Wilkins was living here when she met and married Evan Cooper.

The 41 acre property, including the old house, is currently for sale.
The for sale sign lists:
  Keller Williams Realty of St. George
  Rod E. Packer, LLC
  (435)680-2562
  pack@sginet.com

Owners:
Foster Family
Kinross Electrical ???


BIOGRAPHY

Evan Erastmus Cooper   Click here.


PHOTOS

Foster Farm home       Foster Farm home deteriorating
 

WCHS photos:
WCHS-03395   Photo of the south and east sides of the Foster Farm Home in Washington
WCHS-03396   Photo of the south side of the Foster Farm Home in Washington
WCHS-03397   Photo of the west and south sides of the Foster Farm Home in Washington
WCHS-03398   Photo of the west(front) and a little of the south sides of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03399   Photo of the north and west(front) sides of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03400   Photo of the north side of the Foster Farm Home in Washington
WCHS-03401   Photo of of the inside of the north wall of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03402   Photo of the inside of the east wall and back doorway of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03403   Photo of the inside of the east wall and back doorway of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03404   Photo of the inside of the south half of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03405   Photo of the inside of the south half of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03406   Photo of the inside of the south wall of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03407   Photo of the fireplace in the Foster Farm Home in Washington
WCHS-03408   Photo of the fireplace and a window in the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03409   Photo of the inside southwest corner of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03410   Photo of the inside southwest corner of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03411   Photo of the inside west(front) wall of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03412   Photo of a window on the west(front) wall of the Foster Farm Home
WCHS-03413   Photo of a cement lined ditch on the edge of the Foster Farm property
WCHS-03414   Photo of an old metal wheel and other junk on the Foster Farm


REFERENCES

Utah's "Dixie" Birthplace: Washington City, Utah
Compiled by Harold P. Cahoon and Priscilla J. Cahoon
Pages 61, 208, and 236