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Hurricane in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow

 
 
Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker
Inscription.  This plow was donated to the museum by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Nelson, of Hurricane, Utah.
History of the plow is from Mr. Nelson’s grandmother, Hulda Ellertson Kay, who was housekeeper for Apostle Hyde during the period of 1875.
The Nelson family owned the original Hyde home in Spring City, Utah. This home was built of the same stone as the Manti Temple and still stands today as strong as it was when built. It was listed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites on May 5, 1971, as Orson Hyde Home. This was in recognition of its architectural and historic significance.
According to information given to Mr. Nelson by his grandmother, this plow was used by the Hyde family during this period. Other farm and garden items were also found at the home. The large garden hoe that is in the museum is one of those items. The Nelsons have part of the old pump that was also on the property which is now standing as a yard light at their home in Hurricane.
 
Erected by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Nelson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Agriculture.
 
Location.
Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow Marker
37° 10.581′ N, 113° 17.319′ 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. The Town Named After a Buggy Incident (a few steps from this marker); Smith Mesa (a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Gratitude (a few steps from this marker); Many Came by Handcart (a few steps from this marker); Survival in Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); Historic Kolob Mountain (a few steps from this marker); The Roads to Utah’s Dixie (within shouting distance of this marker); Hurricane City (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 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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