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St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Stone Quarries

 
 
The Stone Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. The Stone Quarries Marker
Inscription. Mormon Pioneers came to St. George in 1861 where they found rocks of many kinds for building purposes. After Brigham Young, President of the L.D.S. Church, advised them to erect a large meeting house, long layers of red sandstone ten inches thick were found in ledges north of town. Slabs of rock, loosened with wedges were loaded on running gears of wagons and hauled to the Tabernacle site. In 1871 a black lava quarry was located to supply rock for the foundation of a temple and stone for its walls came from the red sandstone quarry. Stonework on both buildings was completed by 1875.
 
Erected 1964. (Marker Number 298.)
 
Location. 37° 6.618′ N, 113° 34.882′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on North 100 East, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. It is in the courtyard of the Pioneer Courthouse,. Marker is at or near this postal address: 97 E St. George Blvd., Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dixie Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Pioneer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse
The marker in the courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. The marker in the courtyard
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George Social Hall “Opera House” (about 500 feet away); And the Desert Shall Blossom (about 600 feet away); Brigham Young Home (about 600 feet away); Gardeners’ Club Hall (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. George.
 
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The Stone Quarries Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. The Stone Quarries Marker on the right
The Dixie Pioneers Marker is on the left.
 
 
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