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

Discovery of Zion Canyon

 
 
Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker
Inscription. In 1858, Nephi Johnson, one of Brigham Young's scouts, with a party of Indian guides arrived at the mouth of the canyon. Due to superstition, the Indians refused to enter the canyon. Nephi Johnson, alone, followed up river to the Narrows, a place "where the sun is seldom seen," returning to the mouth at nightfall. Isaac Buhannin, an early settler, seeing the spires remarked, "Surely this is God's first temple and should be called Zion." William Heaps helped to build homes for the early settlers in the canyon.
 
Erected 1938 by Zion Park Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 11.345′ N, 112° 59.893′ W. Marker is in Springdale, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Zion Park Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 868 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale UT 84767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of a Park (approx. one mile away); Westward Expansion (approx. one mile away); Promised Land
Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker
(approx. one mile away); Original Inhabitants / Living Traditions (approx. one mile away); Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Cables from the Rim (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationNatural Features
 
Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Discovery of Zion Canyon Marker
Zion Narrows image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 27, 2007
4. Zion Narrows
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 8 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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