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

Historic Pine Valley Mountain

 
 
Historic Pine Valley Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Historic Pine Valley Mountain Marker
Inscription. To the north stands historic Pine Valley Mountain, one of the best known and most historic mountains of the Southern Utah Rockies. Indian legends carry traditions of this imposing landmark back many generations. To the Mormon Pioneers it furnished fuel and food -- wild game, pinenuts, and berries -- in abundance.
In 1866 mountain mahogany and yellow pine, particularly suitable for use in making certain types of pipes for the Mormon Tabernacle Organ, construction of which was just beginning, were discovered on the mountain by scouts who had searched most of the Great Basin Area. With crude equipment the huge logs were conveyed to saw mills and by ox team to Salt Lake City.
Although this world-renowned organ has been remodeled several times, much of the original wood from Pine Valley Mountain has been retained including the large ornamental pipes in the original organ case.
 
Erected by Utah State Road Commission.
 
Location. 37° 9.603′ N, 113° 26.111′ W. Marker is near Washington, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Utah Route 9 and East Telegraph Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 9. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Washington UT 84780, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Historic Pine Valley Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Historic Pine Valley Mountain Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg (approx. 3.9 miles away); Harrisburg/ Harrisburg Residents (approx. 4 miles away); Covington Mansion (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robert D. Covington House (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Robert D. Covington House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Adair Spring (approx. 4.4 miles away); Utah’s Dixie Birthplace, Washington City (approx. 4.5 miles away); “Utah’s Dixie” Washington City (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Settlements & Settlers
 
Historic Pine Valley Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. Historic Pine Valley Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 3 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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