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Near Grantsville in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Iosepa Settlement Cemetery

 
 
Iosepa Settlement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Iosepa Settlement Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Mormon Church converts from Polynesia settled in Skull Valley in 1889–1917, working for the Church-owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company.

Their settlement located ½ mile to the southwest, and named Iosepa (Joseph) after Joseph F. Smith then president of the Church, flourished until 1917 when a Hawaiian temple was constructed. Most of the islanders returned to their homeland.

Many who succumbed to the hardships of the land are buried in this cemetery.
 
Location. 40° 32.307′ N, 112° 44.862′ W. Marker is near Grantsville, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 196 at milepost 23. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dugway UT 84022, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Lonely Fire Hydrant (within shouting distance of this marker); Iosepa Historical Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Iosepa Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Iosepa Cemetery
 
 
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