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

Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail Marker
Inscription.  History has left its mark on Little Cottonwood Canyon. In the late 1800's and early 1900's, this was a busy place! Mining, lumbering, and quarrying drew hundreds, even thousands of people to towns that have since died. Graniteville, Wasatch, Hogum, Tannersville, Central City, Alta, and Emmaville are gone, but the stories and evidence of occupation remain.

Mormon Pioneers used this site to quarry rock used in the building the Salt Lake City Temple. As you walk the trail, you will see the marks of quarrying left on the rocks. Enjoy learning more about the canyon resources people have relied on for hundreds of years, and will rely upon for manyy years to come.
 
Erected by US Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 34.319′ N, 111° 46.508′ W. Marker is near Sandy, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Utah Route 209 near Utah Route 210. The marker is located on the Temple Quarry Nature
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Temple Quarry Trail
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Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sandy UT 84092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Temple Granite Quarry (here, next to this marker); Your Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocky Mountain Goat Lookout (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Stone Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Quarry Amphitheater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plugging into Water (about 500 feet away); Granite Settlement (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Photo of rocks showing marks of quarrying as stated in the marker text. • Can you help?

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May. 6, 2021