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Near Emery in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Tunnel Builders

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. The Tunnel Builders Marker
Inscription.  From 1885 to 1889, the pioneers who located on the Muddy three miles north east from the town of Emery, built in their poverty a tunnel 1200 feet long through blue slate rock to bring water to the town. Their only tools were pick and shovel and blasting powder. They hauled dirt out in a two wheeled cart and sank three shafts to hoist dirt in wooden buckets by horse power. Their living quarters were dugouts along the creek.
 
Erected 1949 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Muddy Creek. (Marker Number 142.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 38° 56.928′ N, 111° 12.742′ W. Marker is near Emery, Utah, in Emery County. Marker is on Utah Route 10 at milepost 15.5, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emery UT 84522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emery LDS Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); A Place Nobody Wanted
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By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. The Tunnel Builders Marker
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(approx. 9.7 miles away); Early Castle Valley (approx. 9.8 miles away); Ferron Academy (approx. 10.7 miles away); Ferron Pioneers (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
The Tunnel Builders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. The Tunnel Builders Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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