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Beaver in Beaver County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer First Camp Ground

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Pioneer First Camp Ground Marker
Inscription.  Near this site, Feb. 6, 1856, in zero weather, Beaver pioneers made their first camp. Prior to this, the land had been rejected as unfit for cultivation, but the amount of water available gave courage. At a mass meeting in Parowan some of the more venturesome families were selected. Led by Captain Simeon F. Howd, Wilson G. Nowers, James P. Anderson, John Henderson, Ross G. Rogers, J.M. Davis, Lorin W. Babbit, William Wanlass and James Low they faced the seemingly impossible and redeemed the valley.
 
Erected 1949 by Anderson Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 147.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.82′ N, 112° 38.668′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 759 South Main Street, Beaver UT 84713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beaver Stake Tabernacle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lee’s Ranch Indian Raid
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Pioneer First Camp Ground Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Early Sawed Log Farm Cabin (approx. ¾ mile away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. ¾ mile away); Beaver Territorial Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Beaver Opera House (approx. ¾ mile away); Beaver Relief Society Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grimshaw Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Pioneer First Camp Ground Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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