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Murdock Basin is on the southwest slopes of the Unita Mountains on the headwaters of the Duchesne River, outside the Unita Wilderness Area. Hoover, Marshall, Echo, Pyramid, Joan and other lakes are found here, but our question tonight is. How did Murdock basin get it's name? The answer, next up when KSL Outdoors, powered by Ford returns.
Welcome back to the high Uinta's, I'm Adam Eakle. Hey we're headed off to another lake none of us has ever fished before in a moment, but first tonight's answer to our quiz.
Our question tonight is...How did Murdock basin get it's name? And here's the answer. According to the book, Utah Place Names, by John W. Van Cott, Murdock basin was named in the early 1900's after Joseph R. Murdock, an early developer, water specialist and pioneer settler in the region.