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.

Owners:
Foster Family
Kinross Electrical ???


BIOGRAPHY

Evan Erastmus Cooper   Click here.


PHOTOS

Foster Farm home       Foster Farm home deteriorating
 

REFERENCES

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