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Santa Clara in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Swiss Colony

 
 
Swiss Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Swiss Colony Marker
Inscription. November 28, 1861 about 93 pioneers under the leadership of Daniel Bonelli, were sent by President Brigham Young to settle southern Utah and raise cotton and grapes. They located at the fort built by Jacob Hamblin and others along Santa Clara Creek, one mile west of the present townsite.

The fort and many other buildings, dam and ditches were washed away by floods January 1, 1862. Lack of food, shelter and clothing tested their endurance for years.
 
Erected 1939 by Santa Clara Swiss Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 49.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.978′ N, 113° 39.239′ W. Marker is in Santa Clara, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on West Santa Clara Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3040 West Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara UT 84765, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Clara Relief Society House (within shouting distance of this marker); John George and Susette Bosshard Hafen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Hug-Gubler Home
Swiss Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Swiss Colony Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Settling of Santa Clara / First Public Buildings / Missionaries and Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Preston and Vella Ruth Hafen Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick and Anna Reber Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Clara Merc (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Clara Tithing Granary (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Santa Clara.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Swiss Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. Swiss Colony Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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