Measer, Utah: "Remember the Maine" Tribute

A politician paid a poor sailor fifty bucks to patriotically paint a cliff face back in 1898.

Remember the Maine Park

Address:
3500 West, Measer, UT
Directions:
Drive to the northern edge of Vernal on US 191/Vernal Ave. Turn west onto Maeser Highway/500 North/Hwy 121. Drive four miles. Turn north onto 3500 West and follow the signs to Dry Fork Canyon. Less than four miles to Remember the Maine Park on the right side of the road. The cliff is on the left side of the road.
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"Remember the Maine" Tribute in Landlocked Utah

We visited our friends in the small northeastern Utah town of Vernal when I was in junior high. They took us out for a barbeque to a park -- I believe it is called Merkely Park -- outside of town. On the way you pass through a very high, sheer rock walled canyon. 70-100 feet up is a giant American flag painted with the motto "Remember the Maine" on it.

[Biff Anderson, 03/12/2001]
Flag Painting, Remember the Maine

A giant American Flag painted 60-100 feet up on a sheer rock cliff face. Located in a canyon outside of Vernal on the way to Merkley Park. There is also the painting of the motto "Remember The Maine" next to the flag. Don't know the history but it is impressive in the fact that how did they get there to paint it and the overall size.

[Jeff Anderson, 10/20/2000]
Battleship U.S.S. Maine Monument

Just outside of Measer, Utah, which itself is just outside of Vernal, is a monument to "Remember the MAINE", the ship who's sinking began the Spanish-American war (in case you forgot). It is a huge U.S. flag painted 100' up on a cliff, and is easily seen from it's nearby "Remember the Maine" park.

[Ted Steinhorst, 01/21/1998]

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