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Near Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Your Roots

 
 
Your Roots Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Your Roots Marker
Inscription.  Can you smell bacon frying and the bread rising in the cookhouse over yonder? This area was filled with the smells and sounds of a growing, working, city.

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 & CommerceSettlements & 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 as the crow flies. Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail

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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Temple Quarry Trail
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(a few steps from this marker); Temple Granite Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Stone Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Quarry Amphitheater (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocky Mountain Goat Lookout (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plugging into Water (about 400 feet away); Granite Settlement (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 15, 2021