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Erastus Fairbanks Snow

 
 
Erastus Faribanks Snow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. Erastus Faribanks Snow Marker
Inscription. Missionary, Founder of St. George, President of the Cotton Mission.

Erastus Snow was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1818. He entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 21, 1847, in advance of the fist company of Mormon Pioneers. He was ordained an Apostle, at the age of thirty. As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he crossed the Great Plains seven times and published the first foreign translation of the Book of Mormon in Denmark in 1850. Elder Snow presided over the Cotton Mission from 1861 to 1888 and supervised the construction of the St. George Temple and Tabernacle.

This monument is dedicated to Elder Snow’s leadership and the great sacrifice of the Cotton Mission Pioneers. • May 24, 1997.
 
Erected 1997.
 
Location. 37° 6.474′ N, 113° 35.009′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 South Main Street, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tabernacle (a few steps from this marker); St. George Stake Tabernacle (a few steps from this
Snow Bust and marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. Snow Bust and marker
marker); The Bentley House and Judd Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orson Pratt – Richard Bentley (about 400 feet away); Dixie Academy (about 400 feet away); The Woodward School (about 500 feet away); St. George Temple (about 500 feet away); The Judd House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. George.
 
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Erastus Fairbanks Snow image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
3. Erastus Fairbanks Snow
Erastus Fairbanks Snow image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
4. Erastus Fairbanks Snow
 
 
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