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History of Basin, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names (Links Added)
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Basin (Grand) is on the western slopes of Mount Waas in the La Sal Mountains. Moab is eighteen miles west. Basin was a miner's settlement which developed in 1898 and received its name from the Miners Basin Mining District. After 1908, the settlement declined rapidly as mining activity decreased.

John W. Van Cott


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