Gunnison in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Life on the Land
Clarion was to be settled in phases, beginning with the arrival of twelve men who would work collectively to prepare the land for planting and irrigation. Thereafter, the land would be divided into family farmsteads with equipment shared by the settlers. Families would arrive 50 at a time, from year to year, until all of the Association members had been relocated from the East.
Unfortunately, the Clarion settlers found that life in arid Utah was quite different from the promises made by their back –to the-soil leaders and Utah state officials.
Erected by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Morman Pioneer National Heritage Area.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 39° 9.285′ N, 111° 49.078′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on East Center Street. Located in the city square of Gunnison, Utah. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gunnison UT 84634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Colonists of Clarion (here, next to this marker); “Back to the Soil” (here, next to this marker); Casino / Star Theatre (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunnison (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Public Buildings (approx. 2.3 miles away); Centerfield (approx. 2.3 miles away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 5.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gunnison.
Additional keywords. Jewish Agricultural farming commuity
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