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Payson in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Payson's Pioneer Industry

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Payson's Pioneer Industry Marker
Inscription.  This Pioneer Millstone designates the centennial of Payson City, founded Oct. 20, 1850, by Mormon settlers. Near this monument on Peteetneet Creek was erected the first public building, a log cabin used as a school, church and fort. A sawmill and flour mill were build by 1853. A nail factory, one of the first west of the Mississippi River in 1860; a planing mill, one of the first in Utah Territory in 1861, and Payson's first public school was opened in the Spring of 1866.
 
Erected 1950 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Payson's Camps, Centennial Committee of Payson City. (Marker Number 157.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 40° 2.432′ N, 111° 43.879′ W. Marker is in Payson, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is in City Park, east of gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 South Main Street, Payson UT 84651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall (here, next to this marker); Dominguez y Escalante Expedition
Payson's Pioneer Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Payson's Pioneer Industry Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Payson City Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); S.E. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); S.W. Corner of Payson Pioneer Fort (approx. 0.3 miles away); The John Dixon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Douglass House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Our Pioneers (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Payson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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