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St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Dixie Pioneers

 
 
The Dixie Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
1. The Dixie Pioneers Marker
Inscription.  In Memory of the Dixie Pioneers who were sent by President Brigham Young to colonize this section of territory. Fort Harmony was built in 1852. Treaties were made with the Indians and other settlements started where conditions were favorable. When experiments proved that cotton could be raised, Brigham Young sent more than 300 families to promote that industry. These people arrived late in 1861. Most of them settled here; in St. George, while some joined other settlements in Washington County.
 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 37° 6.617′ N, 113° 34.885′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on St. George Boulevard. It is in the courtyard of Chamber of Commerce Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 97 E St George Blvd, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. The Stone Quarries (here, next to this marker); Old Washington County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Courthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. George Social Hall “Opera House” (about 500 feet away); And the Desert Shall Blossom (about 500 feet away); Brigham Young Home (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George.
 
Marker in the Courtyard next to the Pioneer Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, June 21, 2007
2. Marker in the Courtyard next to the Pioneer Courthouse
The Dixie Pioneers Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. The Dixie Pioneers Marker on the left
The Stone Quarries Marker is on the right.
 
 
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 1,327 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 3, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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