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Price in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer Women

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. Pioneer Women Marker
Inscription.  We hold in sacred memory those sturdy and brave pioneer women, who left their homes in the Eastern United States or sailed from the foreign lands; that trekked across hills, plains, and mountains, forded streams and rivers, birthed and buried loved ones along the trail. Others followed, with faith in every footstep, arriving in Price River Valley. Contributing their ethnic traditions and religious beliefs; each endured hardship to conquer this desert, make a home, provide for their posterity and contribute to the settlement.

The women hoed and helped husbands, fathers, sons and daughters to prepare the soil and plant. They prayed for sun and rain, in turn; fought off crickets, grasshoppers or prairie fires in order to save their crops. They harvested, gleaned, and ground wheat on gristmill stones, lovingly shaped loaves of bread and baked in earthen ovens. They blessed and broke break, together, as families and friends.

In honor of these pioneer women’s contributions, in June of 1928, Price’s Mayor, W.F. Olson, deeded DUP land for the Pioneer Evergreen Park. Price Company Daughters of Utah Pioneers, their families, and
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Boy Scouts of America cleared the area and prepared for the monument and statue to be erected. Local artist, Dean Fausett, created an original statue of a pioneer woman in a walking position, dressed in a long dress with a bonnet hanging down her back, and a sack of grain over her left arm, to adorn the top of a rock cairn built by Dan Morley. The dedicatory prayer for the original monument was offered by Bishop George Jorgensen, September 7, 1931. Years later, the cement statue and bronze makers disappeared.

In 2009, a search began to locate the monument’s history. DUP minutes revealed that the original statue was modeled after Florence Virginia Horsley Jorgensen. News articles and photographs were provided to Gary Prazen, a local sculptor, to recreate the replica in enduring bronze. Richard Morley, repaired the original rock monument.

Price City Centennial Year Celebration of 2011 marks the rededication of Price Company Daughters of Utah Pioneer’s efforts to restore “Pioneer Women” to honor all women residing in this multinational community, united in their preservation of the past and dedicated to prepare for Price’s future.
 
Erected 2011 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Price Company. (Marker Number 564.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers
Pioneer Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. Pioneer Women Marker
Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1928.
 
Location. 39° 36.526′ N, 110° 48.531′ W. Marker is in Price, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is north part of Pioneer Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 North 100 East, Price UT 84501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grames Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Oldest Cabin in Price (within shouting distance of this marker); Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harding School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Price Municipal Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carbon Tabernacle (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Meeting House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Star Theatre (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Price.
 
Pioneer Women Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. Pioneer Women Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 200 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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