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Escalante in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Public Building

 
 
First Public Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
1. First Public Building Marker
Inscription. In 1876-77 Escalante Pioneers erected a log building, 36 x 18 feet, located 20 feet west of this marker. The logs 18 inches in diameter came from Cyclone Lake Mountain by ox team. They were hewn by hand, fastened with oak pins, morticed ends and chinked with lime mortar. It had white sandstone foundation, one door, three windows on each side and shingled with white pine shingles. Desks were boards hinged to the wall. Seats were split logs, flat side up. No back. Building used for school and all public gatherings until 1885. Teachers - Jane S. Coleman, Mary Ann P. Schow, John Miles. Building vacated in 1898.
 
Erected 1961 by Escalante Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 266.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.308′ N, 111° 36.022′ W. Marker is in Escalante, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center Street and West100 N, on the left when traveling north on North Center Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Escalante UT 84726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
First Public Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
2. First Public Building Marker
as the crow flies. L.D.S. Tithing Office (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Escalante (about 800 feet away); Old White Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Boulder Mail Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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