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
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 68 times since then and 17 times this year. 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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