This rock-quarrying tent camp exploded into a
town of more than fifty buildings and then
went bust after two years. In 1874 Granite City
was moved closer to a new source of stone
further up the canyon, and the community of
Wasatch was born. It still stands today. Maybe
your family's Utah history started here. Did
your relatives live or work in Granite City or
Wasatch? Have you ever wished you could live
and work in a place like this?
Erected by US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 40° 34.305′ N, 111° 46.489′ W. Marker is near Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Little Cottonwood Canyon Road (Utah Route 210) near Utah Route 209. Located on the Temple Quarry Trail. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 195 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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