2. Lewis Black's Sheep Camp: In 1938, Keith, age 11, rode an old mare for Uncle Willard Iverson from Mt. Trumbull to St. George. He stopped at Lewis Black's camp and ate a piece of mutton. Lewis said: You must be Bud Iverson's brother; you're riding his old saddle. Keith went rabbit hunting several times while they were there, and furnished cottontail meat for food. When the mail truck returned from Mt. Trumbull, they loaded their soil sacks and climbed on.
3. Riding from town on the mail truck, Bud and Keith camped here by a big rock for three or four days gathering soil samples for their father. They filled sacks with yellow soil, hauled them to the roadside in an old wheelbarrow, and stacked them. One night it there was a thunder storm with a few big drops of rain. Bud turned the wheelbarrow upside down over Keith to keep him dry. Bud huddled up by the big rock to wait out the storm. They didn't think about the danger of lightening. They were lucky the storm turned out to be very short!
4. Quail Hill: Catching a ride to St. George from Mt Trumbull, Leoma and her children were traveling with Jim Bundy. Marie, Grant and Bud were riding on the flatbed truck, while Leoma and Keith were in the front with Jim. As they traveled down a rough wash, they hit a big bump and Marie fell off. Bud and Grant brought Jim to a quick stop. Marie climbed back on, not much worse for wear.
5. CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP: The CCC boys worked on roads, built fences etc. Most of them were from back east. When Keith rode Willard's mare to St. George in 1938, he encountered a group working on the road at Quail Hill. They said it would be unheard of where they came from for an eleven year old kid to ride 60 miles alone. Keith let one guy get on the old mare so he could say he had ridden a horse. The CCC's gave Keith a drink of water to quench his thirst; they also filled a hat full of water and offered it to the mare, but she refused to drink.
6. Seegmiller Mountain: Keith, age 15, worked here for nine days digging a trench through black rocks. He earned $2.00 a day, for a grand total of $18.00. His employer was Don Seegmiller, a school teacher who once taught at Pipe Valley School. He was Helaman Seegmiller's son.
7. Wolf Hole: Here stood Parker's store and gas station. It had also rooms to rent and corrals. Parkers were related to Butch Cassidy. Butch and his gang had a hideout to the northeast of Wolf Hole. In 1938 when Keith rode to town, he stopped at Parker's store. Mrs. Parker gave him a drink of water and a box of cookies; brown on one side, vanilla on the other, with white icing in between. She asked him what he was doing out there. When Keith told her he was riding the mare into town for his Uncle Willard Iverson. She responded with: 'Why doesn't the old SOB ride his own horse into town!' She didn't seem too fond of Willard.
Listen to Keith Iverson speaking about Wolf Hole.
8. Main Street: 1938, Keith camped on Main Street with two old cow punchers, Claude Morris and Reed Sorensen, who had purchased the last of Preston Nutter's cattle from Nutter's widow. As they trailed along behind the cattle, a storm threatened with sharp lightening, loud thunder, and a few big wet drops. Keith asked the men: What if it rains? Claude Morris answered, 'Good hell kid, we won't melt!' Keith never asked them anymore questions. He camped with them that night and went on his way early the next morning.
Listen to Keith Iverson speaking about Main Street.
9. Little Tank: Bud lived at Uncle Levi Iverson's ranch in the 1936-37 winter and attended school at Little Tank School. Weather conditions became so severe that school had to be discontinued for a time.
Listen to Keith Iverson speaking about Little Tank.
10. Levi and Estella Iverson's Ranch
11. Roy and Annie Whipple's Place: Originally The Hallmark's Place.
12. Willard Iverson's Place. His mother Juliane, Johanne, Dorthea Iverson lived with him.
13. Martin and Lilly Iverson's Place
14. Victor And Leoma Iverson's Place: A 640 acre homestead. They had to live on it so many months of each of seven years, fence it and build a house on it.
Listen to Alvin (Bud) Iverson speaking about meeting a mountain lion here.
15. Albert and Rhoda McCain's Place
16. Mt. Trumbull School House: Marie, Bud, Grant and Keith went to school here. To the southeast of the school, Annie and Roy Whipple lived and ran the post office for a time. Grandma Hannah lived with them and in 1937, died in their home. She had to be taken to the cemetery on a horse-drawn sleigh. A large bonfire was built to thaw the ground enough to dig her grave.
17. Roy And Doretta Bundy's Place
18. Mt. Trumbull Cemetery
Listen to Keith Iverson speaking about his Grandmother Iverson's death and burial in January 1937.
19. Sink Valley On Trumbull Mountain: Also called Boney Holler. Victor planted potatoes and corn here. Uncle Willard did also, but on different years.
20. Quaking Aspen Grove: The family had summer parties here with homemade ice cream
21. Whitmore Canyon - Cold Spring: Victor and Leoma hauled water form Cold Spring tank when everything on top dried up. Once they saw a little calf standing by its dead mother. How they longed to take it home and save its life. But it didn't belong to them, so they went on by.
22. Toroweep Look Over
23. Penns Valley: Victor and Leoma lived here after they were married. They resided in a tent.
This map shows Mount Trumbull, Arizona just south of St. George, Utah, where Some of the Iverson and McCain Families lived.