Hurricane in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Two Important Pioneer Trails Lie to the South of Here
"We commerate this plaque to the great pioneers, Who made Hurricane home in those early years. The Temple and Honeymoon Trails together, In historic memory will live here forever."
This plaque was sponsored by the Joseph T. Wilkinson, Jr. extended family to honor their parents and great-grandparents. Joseph T. and Annie Webb Wilkinson "They were steadfast and immovable in keeping the commandments of God." (Alma 1:25) Steadfastness was demonstrated when two days after their marriage, they went on a three and one half year "honeymoon" serving as missionaries to the Tahitian Islands. While there they participated in the development of the written Tahitian language.
Upon returning, they settled in Hurricane for six years. Joseph was principal of the Hurricane school during the 1911-1912 and 1915-1916 school years. They took a homestead at Cane Beds where they taught school, ran the Post Office, and operated a small cattle ranch.
Joseph and Annie were dedicated to family, church and music. Their six children who lived to maturity, along with most of their progeny, have responded to gospel teachings, and have been valiant in their faith.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 10.562′ N, 113° 17.311′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West State Street. Marker is in Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West State Street, Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Canal (here, next to this marker); Hurricane City (a few steps from this marker); Survival in Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); The Roads to Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); Hurricane Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Gratitude (a few steps from this marker); Smith Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Historic Kolob Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurricane.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.