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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace

Utah Historic Site

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace Marker
Inscription. To satisfy an urgent need for manufactured iron products, a small group of English, Welch, Scotch, Irish and American pioneers answered a call from Brigham Young to become "Iron Missionaries" to settle Iron County and to make iron. They arrived in Parowan on January 13, 1851 and produced the first iron west of the Mississippi on September 30, 1852 on this site. Due to economic, social, environmental and technical problems the Iron Works was closed down in October 1858.
 
Erected by Division of State History. (Marker Number S-89.)
 
Location. 37° 41.066′ N, 113° 3.597′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of North 100 East and East 400 North, on the right when traveling north on North 100 East. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar City UT 84721, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deseret Iron Works (here, next to this marker); Cedar City Railroad Depot (approx. mile away); Escalante Trail (approx. mile away); Heroine of China (approx. mile away); Pioneer Stockman (approx.
Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace Marker
0.4 miles away); The Social Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ward Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cedar City Historic Pioneer Cemetery Wall (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cedar City.
 
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By Bill Kirchner
3. Honoring the Pioneer Iron Mongers
Located approximately .2 mile south is the Memorial honoring the Pioneer Iron Mongers.
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By Bill Kirchner
4. Honoring the Pioneer Iron Mongers Memorial
Honoring the Pioneer Iron Mongers Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. Honoring the Pioneer Iron Mongers Memorial
 
 
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