Ghost Town: Cisco, Utah

This site contains a collection of memorabilia, relevant & irrelevant information about the town of Cisco, Utah. Cisco is located approximately 6 miles south of I-70 in eastern Utah on Old Route 6, in the vicinity of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

Location: Galloway, Ohio, United States

Born in Chicago, 1959. Moved to Columbus, Ohio 1973. Married in 1979. Favorite Pizza! Home Run Inn -Chicago. There is none better.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Sidetrip: Bizarre Art in Cisco, Utah

by John Flahie

Cisco, Utah is mostly a ghost town. There is a post office and a handful of residents. The town even has its own desert ecosystem. When interstate highway 70 was built several decades ago, Cisco's thriving truck-stop, cafe, motel, mining, and railroad activities went bust. The few residents left for the "Big" towns of Moab and Thompson Springs. Left behind was the old Phillips 66 gas station building. Abandoned for years, the structure has become an "Art-house" of unprecedented scope in this area. Several unknown artists have contributed to the funky and eclectic media mix at this site. Murals on the exterior walls greet visitors with scenes of bison and mountains while the interior draws viewers into another dimension of reality. There are sculptures, paintings, and progressive time-line illustrations. Cowboy boots on sticks to delight the senses.


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