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Near Mt Carmel Junction in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail

 
 
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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. The trail divided just east of present-day Colorado City, Arizona, the Elephant Trail took a northeasterly route while the alternate Cottonwood Canyon-Sand Ridge trail went more easterly before joining the Elephant Trail after it descended into Parunuweap Canyon/Long Valley. 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 120.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.945′ N, 112° 41.014′ W. Marker is near Mt Carmel Junction, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on U.S. 89 0.6 miles south of Utah Route 9, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Carmel UT 84755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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
9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settlement of Long Valley and Mt. Carmel / Dr. Priddy Meeks (approx. 2.1 miles away); Isaac Behunin (approx. 2.3 miles away); Cemetery at Orderville (approx. 4.7 miles away); United Order Industries (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Orderville Bell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Glendale (approx. 8.5 miles away); The Berry Family (approx. 8.5 miles away).
 
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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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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