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Cedar City in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Escalante Trail

 
 
Escalante Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
1. Escalante Trail Marker
Inscription.  Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante with Father Dominguez and eight others, first white men to enter the Great Basin, left Santa Fe July 29, 1776 in attempt to reach Monterey. Abandoning attempt, party passed thru Cedar Valley October 12 on return to Santa Fe.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1776.
 
Location. 37° 40.871′ N, 113° 3.69′ W. Marker is in Cedar City, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 200 North on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N Main Street, Cedar City UT 84720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heroine of China (a few steps from this marker); Cedar City Railroad Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Stockman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Harrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Social Hall
Escalante Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
2. Escalante Trail Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ward Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deseret Iron Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Iron Works Blast Furnace (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar City.
 
Escalante Trail Marker detail image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
3. Escalante Trail Marker detail
The artwork is by artist Christian Petersen (Danish-American, 1885-1961).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2020, by Allison Sheridan of Ames, Iowa. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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