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In 1863, Brigham Young the leader of the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City, Utah prophesized: "timber would descend from the cliffs like a hawk flying".
This dream was taken to heart by David Flanigan in 1901, who designed a cable system transporting lumber from the top of the Zion high country where forests existed. In 1904, the Cable Mountain Draw Works was completed with steel cables hauling lumber from a saw mill a vertical distance of 2,000 feet (610 meters)from the top of Cable Mountain to the valley.

Depletion of the forests above led to the end of the draw works by 1926, and the steel cables were removed.
Today hikers may see the headframe and other relics at the top of Cable Mountain after hiking 15 miles.

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