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

The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail

 
 
The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
Inscription. Segments of the old Indian trails between St. George and Long Valley were used by Mormon pioneers to settle Long Valley in 1864 and for its resettlement in 1871 following Indian conflicts. This trail scaled the Hurricane Fault on the Johnson Twist. One segment went south from Virgin City and then east and the other went east to Rockville-Crafton and then south to Big Plains where they merged. The desert trail, about 85 miles long, traversed deep sand, sandstone ledges and lava faults and was the primary transportation route, including mail and heavy freight, for half a century. It took four days for loaded wagons drawn by horse or ox teams to travel the distance.
 
Erected 2005 by Red Rock Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 118.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.987′ N, 113° 16.704′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 59 1.2 miles east of Main Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Historic Hurricane Canal (here,
The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
next to this marker); Convict Camp and Wagon Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Bowery (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Historic Hurricane Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birth of Hurricane (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hurricane Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hurricane/LaVerkin Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Many Came by Handcart (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hurricane.
 
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The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
Marker is on the right.
The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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