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Near Mormon Lake in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Mormon Dairy

 
 
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By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
1. Mormon Dairy Marker
Inscription. Between 1876 and 1886, Hyrum Judd, under the direction of Lot Smith, supervised a Mormon Dairy one mile northeast near Dairy Spring.

Beginning with a herd of 115 cows, large quantities of butter and cheese were produced. During the 1880s the herd almost doubled in number and dairy products were delivered to residents of distant Brigham City, Sunset and St. Joseph, Arizona.

Judd closed the dairy in 1886 and moved his family to the Mormon colony at Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico.
 
Erected 1986 by Scott L. Mickelson, Eagle Scout Project and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 57.229′ N, 111° 28.925′ W. Marker is near Mormon Lake, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Mormon Lake Road (Route 90 at milepost 4), 3.9 miles south of Lake Mary Road (Route 3), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. From North: 3.88 miles Sw of Mormon Lake Road (USFS 90) with Lake Mary Road (USFS 3)
From South: 5.9 miles NW of Junction of Lake Mary Road (USFS 3) on Mormon Lake Road. Marker is in this post office area: Mormon Lake AZ 86038, United States of America.
 
More about this marker. Marker is adjacent to a stone pump house supplying water for local enterprises.
 
Also see . . .
Mormon Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
2. Mormon Dairy Marker
 The Universtiy of Utah Library Special Collections Mormon Setttlements in Arizona. A text search for "Dairy" in these primary history sources assembled by George S. Tanner provides more detail on the history of this joint enterprise by three Mormon communities. It also abstracts the history of the Latter Day Saints Church in this region. It makes interesting Arizona pioneer history reading. The Mormon Settlements in Arizona Collection (1857-1986) is a collection of primary sources relating to the Mormon colonization efforts along the Little Colorado River and the surrounding area. The major part of the collection consists of materials collected by George S. Tanner. Included are photocopied or transcribed diaries, histories, correspondence, financial records, biographies and autobiographies, and clippings from and about the Arizona settlements. (Submitted on September 1, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Mormon Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
3. Mormon Dairy Marker
The View East from the Marker
Mormon Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
4. Mormon Dairy Marker
The View South of the Marker - the adjacent stone water pump house.
Mormon Dairy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
5. Mormon Dairy Marker
The View West across Coconino National Forest Road #90 - Mormon Lake Road.
Mormon Dairy Marker - Looking North from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2010
6. Mormon Dairy Marker - Looking North from the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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