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

Irrigation Station

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Irrigation Station Marker
Inscription.  In 1847 the first band of pioneers built a small dam across City Creek near the present site of the Mormon Temple. Before the day was over, the first ditch brought water to irrigate five acres of land. This was the beginning of western irrigation.

The pioneer settlers had put 154,000 acres under irrigation by 1865, with streams and ditches bringing water from the mountains to their thirsty crops. This is how they made “the desert blossom as a rose.”
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
 
Location. 40° 45.291′ N, 111° 48.976′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on Main Street near First Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hooper and Eldredge Bank (a few steps from this marker); Shaving Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Heber East Ward School (within shouting distance

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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Concrete Art
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of this marker); Z.C.M.I. (Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution) (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairbanks Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Godbe-Pitts & Company Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Madsen Furniture Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Salt Lake Social Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 38 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.
 
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Jun. 18, 2021