Elijah Cutler Behunin, a Mormon pioneer, was one of the very first Anglo-European settlers in the Capitol Reef area. He and his family of ten built this dirt floor cabin in 1882. Cloth hangings covered the window and braided rugs covered the floor. Elijah, his wife and their two smallest children slept in the cabin while their other children slept outside. The girls in the family's wagon and the boys in a dugout in the cliff. They abandoned the cabin when the river flooded and washed out their crops.