Near Pahreah in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1865 Peter Shirts made the first settlement in this area. Other pioneers followed but were forced to vacate because of Indian raids. The town was resettled upstream in 1870; church and school buildings were erected under the direction of William Meeks, presiding elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The post office was established prior to 1893. Considerable progress was made in farming and stock raising until repeated floods destroyed property, forcing the inhabitants to leave.
Erected 1997 by Kane Company and Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 347.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 37° 11.162′ N, 111° 59.747′ W. Marker is near Pahreah, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on U.S. 89, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at a scenic pullout, about 33 miles east of Kanab. Marker is in this post office area: Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paria Movie Set and Pahreah Town Site (here, next to this marker); Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (here, next to this marker).
Also see . . .
1. Paria (or Pahreah), Utah. (Submitted on February 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Paria Movie Set. (Submitted on February 19, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 625 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.