Denis Julien Inscription (San Juan County, Utah)

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Julien Inscription
Denis Julien Inscription (San Juan County, Utah) is located in Utah
Denis Julien Inscription (San Juan County, Utah)
Denis Julien Inscription (San Juan County, Utah) is located in the US
Denis Julien Inscription (San Juan County, Utah)
Nearest city Moab, Utah
Coordinates 38°9′16″N 109°55′32″W / 38.15444°N 109.92556°W / 38.15444; -109.92556Coordinates: 38°9′16″N 109°55′32″W / 38.15444°N 109.92556°W / 38.15444; -109.92556
Area less than one acre
MPS Canyonlands National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 88001248[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1988

The Denis Julien Inscription is a rock-carved graffito purportedly left by French- American trapper Denis Julien in southern Utah when he was traveling in the area in the late 1830s or early 1840s, one of the first Europeans to enter the area. The inscription is within the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park, on the bank of the Colorado River. The inscription reads:

Denis Julian

MAIZ

1836'[2]

The misspelling of "Julien" has led to doubts about its authenticity. One interpretation is that the apparent "a" is a script "e." The inscription was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Mehls, S.F. (May 1985). "Classified Structure Field Inventory Report: Julien Inscription" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 3 November 2011.