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History of Monticello, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Today, Monticello still serves as the county seat, is home to the school-district offices, has an eighty-prisoner correctional facility and the district court, and it has a growing tourist industry derived from Canyonlands National Park and traffic coming from southwestern Colorado. According to the 1990 census, it has a population of 1,806, which includes a small Hispanic community, and is the second largest city in San Juan County.

Robert S. McPherson

See: Cornelia Perkins, Marian Nielson, and Lenora Jones, Saga of San Juan (1957); Albert R. Lyman, "History of San Juan County 1879-1917," (unpub. ms., BYU); Harold George and Fay Lunceford Muhlestein, Monticello: A History of Monticello until 1937 (1988); and Norma Perkins Young, Anchored Lariats on the San Juan Frontier (1983).

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