Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal
In 1872, the advent of the railroad being extended south out of Salt Lake City into Utah Valley and beyond, together with a spur east out of Sandy into Little Cottonwood Canyon to the granite quarry, provided an easier and still less expensive way of getting stone from the quarry to the temple block. The use of the canal for hauling stone was forgotten; for providing irrigation water it was completed and is still in use today. The canal may still be found open from the point of the mountain to 3300 South and 1300 East Streets. From
The same culvert now also functions as a storm water overflow for Parleys, Emigration and Red Butte Canyon Creeks. From North Temple and State Street, the water courses west, underground, until it returns to the Jordan River again after its long detour.
Sponsored by the Salt Lake City Public Utilities Dept. in honor of the cityís water pioneers.
Erected 1991 by Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 39.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 40° 43.521′ N, 111° 51.634′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on E 2100 South, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 E 2100 South, Salt Lake City UT 84106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Old Sugar House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kearns - St. Annís Orphanage (approx. one mile away); Calder's Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chase Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pioneer Home (approx. 1.6 miles away); Liberty Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); L.D.S. Tenth Ward Square (approx. 2.5 miles away); Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Legacy of the Black Pioneer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lone Cedar Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Also see . . . The Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
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