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

Dominguez y Escalante Expedition

1776 – 1976

 

— Utah Valley viewed from Dominguez Hill —

 
Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker
Inscription.  On July 29, 1776, Fathers Dominguez and Escalante with their party of 10 left Santa Fe, New Mexico to find a new route to Monterey, California. After nearly 1000 miles they and their two native guides reached the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon on Sept. 23, 1776. they climbed a hill and caught sight of the lake and spreading valley rimmed by Yuta Timpanogotzis Indian Villages. They named it the Valley and Lake of Our Lady of Mercy of the Timpanogotzis. They stayed in the valley four days meeting with the Indians and teaching then about Christianity and their salvation.

The hill the padres climbed to see the valley was dedicated as Dominguez Hill 200 years later in 1976. A 37 ft. high cross was erected on the hill and dedicated in 1981. The hill and cross can be seen by looking in a S-SW direction or by using the viewer. The cross is on private property and is not accessible.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 29, 1776.
 
Location. 40° 5.221′ N,
Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker
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111° 35.6′ W. Marker is near Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on U.S. 6 north of Powerhouse Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spanish Fork UT 84660, 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. Spanish Fork Heritage Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Settlement of Icelanders in the United States (approx. 2.8 miles away); Levi Kendall's Home (approx. 3 miles away); Roswell Darius Bird, Sr. House (approx. 3 miles away); Site of First Mapleton Meeting House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Spanish Fork Grist Mills (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Lush Valley of the Timpanogotzis (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fork.
 
Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Dominguez y Escalante Expedition Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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