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Iosepa Settlement Cemetery

 
 
Iosepa Settlement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
1. Iosepa Settlement Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Mormon Church converts from Polynesia settled in Skull Valley in 1889–1917, working for the Church-owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company.

Their settlement located ½ mile to the southwest, and named Iosepa (Joseph) after Joseph F. Smith then president of the Church, flourished until 1917 when a Hawaiian temple was constructed. Most of the islanders returned to their homeland.

Many who succumbed to the hardships of the land are buried in this cemetery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 40° 32.307′ N, 112° 44.862′ W. Marker is near Grantsville, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 196 at milepost 23. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dugway UT 84022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Lonely Fire Hydrant (within shouting distance of this marker); Iosepa Historical Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
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Iosepa Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 17, 2007
2. Iosepa Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,127 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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