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1959

Theses and Dissertations

Daggett County Region

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The History Of Public Education In Daggett County, Utah, And Adjacent Areas, Donald Weir Baxter Jan 1959

The History Of Public Education In Daggett County, Utah, And Adjacent Areas, Donald Weir Baxter

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The region under study in this report consists of Daggett County, Utah, the northwestern section of Moffat County, Colorado, and the southwestern area of Sweetwater, Wyoming. It is an area about fifty miles in length and seventeen miles in width, with a population of some four hundred and fifty persons in 1950. The economy was based upon agriculture which prevented the growth of large towns and determined a characteristic of a sparse population living in a comparatively large area. Isolated from Utah by a huge mountain range, the people of Daggett County were closer, in many respects, to the affairs ...