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Loa in Wayne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Loa, Utah

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
1. Loa, Utah Marker
Inscription.  Loa townsite was named in 1876, after Mauna Loa, the beautiful 13,000 foot high volcanic mountain on the Island of Hawaii, by Franklin Wheeler Young, a missionary to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) in 1856, and was dedicated by Patriarch Elias Hicks Blackburn of Loa on November 1, 1891.

This piece of Phoehoe lava from the 9,500 foot level of Mauna Loa was obtained in 1955 by Eldon Putnam Morrell, a native of Loa, and his wife Ruth Jorgenson Morrell, missionaries to Hawaii in 1921 and 1925, respectively, and was donated through the D.U.P. to the town of Loa.
 
Erected 1976.
 
Location. 38° 24.118′ N, 111° 38.684′ W. Marker is in Loa, Utah, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of South 100 West and West Center Street, on the right when traveling north on South 100 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loa UT 84747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Wayne Stake Tithing Office (a few steps from this marker); Loa Tithing Office (a few steps from this marker); "Tragedy in the Desert"
Loa, Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
2. Loa, Utah Marker
The piece of Phoehoe Lava is below the marker.
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Grave (approx. 2.1 miles away); Allred Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Public Building (approx. 4 miles away); The First Sawmill (approx. 4 miles away); Fremont Park (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loa.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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