Orangeville, Utah – 1980


My in-laws (Raymond and Rainie Hammerlee) were farmers. When Kathy and I married (1977), they had orchards in Simi Valley, CA. These orchards were eventually lost to suburban development. They also had a farm in a little town in Utah – Orangeville – where Raymond would spend the summer. This was (of course) a Mormon town, located south of Price and along the edge of the Manti Plateau. To the east were the sandstone canyons of the San Raphael Swell. The town had been sited alongside a nice-sized creek, which flowed off of the high country, and Raymond had innovated an irrigation system for his farm.

Kathy and I visited in the winter of 1980. Raymond and Rainie were living in a pioneer cabin that they had renovated. Here are some photos of the Hammerlees, Kathy, I and the”spread”.

Rainie and Raymond Hammerlee

Rainie and Raymond Hammerlee

"Hammerlees"

“Hammerlees”

Hammerlees and Millers

Hammerlees and Millers

Kathy Miller

Kathy Miller

Cabin detail

Cabin detail

Farm implement

Farm implement

Farm implement

Farm implement

Farm implement

Farm implement

View to the north

View to the north

View to the northwest

View to the northwest

 

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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One Response to Orangeville, Utah – 1980

  1. Patsy says:

    I really enjoyed finding your blog and seeing great pics of part of the family. My Dad, MILTON Diedrich was a first cousin to RAINIE, Ditty and Bunney.

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