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Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Sunset

Historic Site

 
 
Sunset Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
1. Sunset Marker
Inscription.  This monument marks the cemetery and vicinity of the site of Sunset, a Mormon pioneer settlement founded by Lot Smith in March, 1876. The settlers, part of a colonization group called from Utah to Arizona by Brigham Young, came by way of Lee's Ferry. They erected a stockade of cottonwood logs for protection, and on July 5,1876, established the first post office on the Little Colorado River. They built a dam for irrigation and raised crops and livestock. Drought and floods, however, forced abandonment of Sunset in 1887.
 
Erected by Navajo County Historical Society and Arizona Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1876.
 
Location. 35° 2.808′ N, 110° 39.601′ W. Marker is near Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Homolovi State Park Entrance Road, 2.1 miles west of Arizona Route 87. The marker is located 1/2 mile west of the Homolovi State Park Visitor Center and
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Gift Shop down a dirt trail to the Sunset Cemetery and marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Lot Smith (a few steps from this marker); Mormon Pioneers Along the Little Colorado River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Let It Burn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigham City (approx. 1.4 miles away); Remembrance Garden (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Winslow Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sunset Crossing (approx. 2˝ miles away); La Posada Hotel, Winslow, Arizona (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winslow.
 
The entrance to the Sunset Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
2. The entrance to the Sunset Cemetery
The view of the Sunset Cemetery from the trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 2, 2021
3. The view of the Sunset Cemetery from the trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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