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Pleasant Grove in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Utah’s First Indian Battle

In Commemoration of

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Utah’s First Indian Battle Marker
Inscription.  The first battle between Indians and the Utah Pioneers occurred in February 1849, two miles east of this monument, near the mouth of the canyon, between the Deseret Militia and the Indians. The stream and canyon were named “Battle Creek” from that encounter.
 
Erected 1935 by The Adult Aaronic Priesthood of the Timpanogos Stake and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1849.
 
Location. 40° 21.694′ N, 111° 44.431′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Grove, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on South Main Street north of East 200 South, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pleasant Grove UT 84062, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Skirmish at Pleasant Grove (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winter Corral (about 600 feet away); Pleasant Grove Town Hall
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Utah’s First Indian Battle Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Old Pleasant Grove Fort (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Flour Mill (about 700 feet away); Pioneer Relic Hall (about 700 feet away); Jeppa and Anna Nelson Granary (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Old Pleasant Grove Fort (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Utah’s First Indian Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Utah’s First Indian Battle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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