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

Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow

 
 
Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker
Inscription. This plow was donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Nelson, of Hurricane, Utah.
History of the plow is from Mr. Nelsonís grandmother, Hulda Ellertson Kay, who was housekeeper for Apostle Hyde during the period of 1875.
The Nelson family owned the original Hyde home in Spring City, Utah. This home was built of the same stone as the Manti Temple and still stands today as strong as it was when built. It was listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites on May 5, 1971, as Orson Hyde Home. This was in recognition of its architectural and historic significance.
According to information given to Mr. Nelson by his grandmother, this plow was used by the Hyde family during this period. Other farm and garden items were also found at the home. The large garden hoe that is in the museum is one of those items. The Nelsons have part of the old pump that was also on the property which is now standing as a yard light at their home in Hurricane.
 
Erected by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Nelson.
 
Location. 37° 10.581′ N, 113° 17.319′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West State Street. Click for map. Marker is in Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park.
Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West State Street, Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town Named After a Buggy Incident (a few steps from this marker); Smith Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Gratitude (a few steps from this marker); Many Came by Handcart (a few steps from this marker); Survival in Utahís Dixie (a few steps from this marker); Historic Kolob Mountain (a few steps from this marker); The Roads to Utahís Dixie (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane City (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hurricane.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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