Near Winslow in Navajo County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
General Lot Smith
Defender of the Prophets
Friend of the Indians
Defender of Liberty
In January of 1876, Lot Smith was called by President Brigham Young on a mission to captain one of four companies of Latter-day Saints to settle along the Little Colorado River. They arrived at Sunset Crossing on March 24, 1876 where they built a fort. Later the four companies were organized into the Little Colorado Stake. Lot Smith was called was the Stake President, a position he held approximately nine years until the stake was dissolved. While living in Sunset, three of Lot and Alice Ann's children died and were buried here, George Albert Smith, Wilford Woodruff Smith, and Rhonda Smith.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1876.
Location. 35° 2.808′ N, 110° 39.595′ W. Marker is near Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker can be reached from Homolovi State 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. Sunset (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. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winslow.
Also see . . . Lot Smith.
Lot Smith (May 15, 1830 – June 20, 1892) was a Mormon pioneer, soldier, lawman and American frontiersman. He became known as "The Horseman" for his exceptional skills on horseback as well as for his help in rounding up wild mustangs on Utah's Antelope Island. He is most famous for his exploits during the 1857 Utah War. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.