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

Escalante Trail

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Escalante Trail Marker
Inscription.  Fray Francisco Silvestre Velez De Escalante and Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, two Catholic Priests of the Franciscan Order accompanied by their attendants
Don Juan Pedro Cisneros - Lucrecio Muniz
Don Dernardo Miera Y Pacheco - Andres Muniz
Don Joaquin Lain - Juan De Agulia
Lorenzo Olivares - Simon Lucero
Encamped near here September 24, and 25, 1776, to open a wider field for mission work among the Indians. They were seeking an overland route from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Monterey. California.
These Priests were the first white men to enter what is now the State of Utah and the first to give us a written record of the geography of the country and the character of its people.
 
Erected 1931 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmark Association. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1776.
 
Location. 40° 13.954′ 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Escalante Trail Marker
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N, 111° 39.493′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker can be reached from South University Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the south lawn of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 South University Avenue, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Utah County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Place of Gathering (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Knight Block (about 500 feet away); 104 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. ¼ mile away); Brigham Young Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Old Provo High School (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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