About 500 people once lived in the immediate vicinity of the store.
Founded as a mining camp in the early 1890's, the town was first called Ballard after the mine owner. The mine was sold a couple of times, and the town changed names to Neslin, then Sego after the sego lily, the state flower. I guess they were trying to buff their image with the new name.
The mine was closed in 1947 and the property was sold at a Moab auction. Probably due to a falling water table, no one rejuvenated the structures or re-opened the mine.
This grave has no name, but is adorned with a single plastic flower.
Among the dozen or so tombstones in the Sego cemetery, this one was the saddest.