Near Washington in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Historic Pine Valley Mountain
In 1866 mountain mahogany and yellow pine, particularly suitable for use in making certain types of pipes for the Mormon Tabernacle Organ, construction of which was just beginning, were discovered on the mountain by scouts who had searched most of the Great Basin Area. With crude equipment the huge logs were conveyed to saw mills and by ox team to Salt Lake City.
Although this world-renowned organ has been remodeled several times, much of the original wood from Pine Valley Mountain has been retained including the large ornamental pipes in the original organ case.
Erected by Utah State Road Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 37° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington UT 84780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrisburg (approx. 3.9 miles away); Harrisburg/ Harrisburg Residents (approx. 4 miles away); Covington Mansion (approx. 4.3 miles away); Robert D. Covington House (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Robert D. Covington House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Adair Spring (approx. 4.4 miles away); Utah’s Dixie Birthplace, Washington City (approx. 4½ miles away); “Utah’s Dixie” Washington City (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
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