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Southwest Road Trip 102

Southwest Road Trip 102

Rockland Ranch. I stumbled on it on my way to the Needles Overlook in Canyonlands. The Ranch is a fundamentalist Mormon cliff dwelling community. Bob Foster, the founder recently passed away.

This is his obituary from the Salt Lake City Tribune.

"By Brooke Adams - The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 09/17/2008 10:11:49 PM MDT

A preacher at heart, Robert Dean Foster welcomed friends and strangers alike to the haven he carved in a sandstone slab outside Moab.

Whether expected or happenstance, the visits let Foster share his blunt and colorful perspectives on religion, fundamentalism, polygamy, world turmoil and his 30-year labor at Rockland Ranch.

Foster died Wednesday in Salt Lake City of cancer. He was 83.

When he was 18, Foster joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints. He served as a bishop, stake mission president and spent 13 years as an LDS seminary teacher. But when he was 46, Foster converted to fundamentalism and eventually created a family that included three plural wives (his first wife divorced him). He never joined any fundamentalist group. The LDS church excommunicated Foster in 1972.

A bigamy conviction in 1974 and apocalyptic fears sent Foster in search of a safe space for his family. He found it near Moab, where he blasted home-sized holes into a massive rock on leased public land.

Foster considered the ranch "another Ark" that would keep his family and friends safe from the world chaos he believed was imminent.

Anne Wilde, a longtime friend, said she was skeptical when he showed her an artist's drawing of his plans for Rockland.

"He was one of the few men I have ever met who had a grandiose plan for something and it actually came true," she said.

Wilde said Foster was an excellent teacher who was "instrumental in converting young people to fundamentalist Mormonism."

Foster is survived by his three wives, Carla, Susan and Karen; 38 children; and 85 grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Foster, who served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, will be buried at the Utah State Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park at Camp Williams in Bluffdale.

And this is another article from the Tribune about Bob Foster and Rockland Ranch.

"By Brooke Adams, Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 12/26/2007 12:03:10 PM MST

The way things were going, Bob Foster figured the end was near and there was no safer place to be than inside a rock in southern Utah.
That was 1979.
Nearly 30 years later, Foster still lives in a mammoth sandstone slab south of Moab, an astonishing creation he calls Rockland Ranch.
Through the years, Foster has carved eight homes and a "charity house" into the rock, creating comfortable and even luxurious dwellings.
When he started it all, Foster was a younger, stronger man - one driven by apocalyptic fears and his fundamentalist Mormon faith to find a safe haven to rear his polygamous family.
He found it on 82 acres in the sagebrush desert, an edge-of-the-world spot off a twisting, red dirt road and dominated by a massive sandstone formation.
"It was crystal clear this is the place," Foster said. "I knew I was to cut holes in rocks for a refuge center."
Foster signed a 50-year lease for the property, located on state school trust land, and began blasting home-sized holes in the sandstone.
There are 22 years left on the lease, which runs about $6,400 per year, but Foster doesn't expect the government to last that long.
So his work continues.
Foster's most recent project: the ''Charity House,'' a 10,800-square-foot space that willinclude 12 apartments, a library, chapel, baptismal font, kitchen, dining area, pantry and laundry.
"I didn't expect I'd be here but here I am," said Foster, 82, who has three wives (his first wife divorced him) and 38 children. "I told the Lord I'd be out here until I was 75, but he had other plans."

'The Lord made me so strong'

Foster is a lanky man with bright blue eyes and skin mottled by rock blasts and desert sun. He once worked as a seminary teacher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The LDS Church, which publicly disavowed polygamy in 1890, excommunicated Foster in 1972 after he became a fundamentalist and took three wives. Two had taken seminary classes from him years before they married.
He was convicted of bigamy in 1974 and spent 20 days in jail doing "hard labor" - washing the sheriff's car.
"I figured it was a new mission," said Foster, who to this day remains a compelling preacher.
The experience, though, helped give urgency to his pursuit of a safe haven for his family and friends.
Foster worked in a uranium mine for nearly five months to learn how to "shoot" rock. He was 50 when he put that knowledge to work and began blas

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Water Wheel

A view of Clodock Mill water wheel which is currently undergoing restoration.

This view is where the replacement axle will be.

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