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

The Spanish Trail

 
 
The Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. The Spanish Trail Marker
Inscription. Between 1829 and 1848, traders from Santa Fe used the Spanish Trail which passed through Parowan to transfer dry goods and captured Indian slaves to Los Angles, where they were exchanged for horses.

The trail was pioneered between 1776 and 1831 by four groups: The Dominguez-Escalante expedition, Antonio Armijo, Jedidiah Smith and William Woflskill. The opening of other routes to California brought trade to an end by 1848. Many modern hiways still follow the trail.

The route from here, through Paragonah, and up Little Creek Canyon, was marked by Parowan stake Boy Scouts in 1996, and was completed as an eagle project by Tom and Lance Carlisle in 1998.
 
Location. 37° 50.166′ N, 112° 49.686′ W. Marker is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in Parowan Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Main Street, Parowan UT 84761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paulina Eliza Phelps Lyman (a few steps from this marker); Parley P. Pratt (a few steps from this marker); Southern Expedition, 1849-1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish
The Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. The Spanish Trail Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Southern Utah (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Utah Expedition of 1849 (within shouting distance of this marker); William and Julia Lyman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parowan Cotton Factory (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Parowan.
 
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Old Spanish Trail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Old Spanish Trail Marker
This marker is in Enochl, UT approximately 13 miles southwest of Parowan along the Old Spanish Trail.
Old Spanish Trail Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
4. Old Spanish Trail Monument
This monument, erected by is in Enoch, UT about 13 miles southwest of Parowan was placed by the Cedar Breaks Distrist B.S.A., Troop No. 336
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 364 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4. 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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