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South Salt Lake in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hastings Cutoff - Utah Outlet (Jordan River)

 
 
OCTA Railpost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Oscarson, June 21, 2020
1. OCTA Railpost Marker
Inscription.  "Left camp late this day on acct. of having to find a good road or pass through the Swamps of the utah outlet  finally succeeded and encamped on the East Bank of Utah outlet making 5 [miles]"
James F. Reed, August 23, 1846
 
Erected 2000 by Utah Crossroads Chapter - OCTA. (Marker Number HU-5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Trails West Inc. series lists.
 
Location. 40° 42.726′ N, 111° 55.406′ W. Marker is in South Salt Lake, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Along the Jordan River Parkway Trail, just north of 2780 South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Valley City UT 84119, 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. Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 1.7 miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 1.7 miles away); Kearns - St. Ann’s Orphanage (approx. 2˝ miles away); Calder's Park (approx. 2.7 miles away);
General View image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Oscarson, June 21, 2020
2. General View
English Fort (approx. 3 miles away); Chase Mill (approx. 3.4 miles away); Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Old Sugar House (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Salt Lake.
 
Additional keywords. Donner Party, California Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2020, by Jacob Oscarson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 24, 2021