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Parowan in Iron County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

John C. Freemont Memorial

 
 
John C. Freemont Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. John C. Freemont Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Seeking a suitable railroad route through the central Rockies, John C. Freemont and Company reached Parowan February 6, 1854.
These are Freemont's own words, "We were all so feeble we could barely drag ourselves down the trail, but the Mormons took us in, one or two in each home, fed us, and nursed us back to health."
On this spot Freemont himself was nursed back to health by Mrs. John C. L. Smith who later became Mrs. Wm. C. McGregor.
This location was donated to the Sons of The Utah Pioneers by the Laurence J. and Agusta D. Adams Family.
 
Erected by Little Salt Lake Chapter S.U.P.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 6, 1836.
 
Location. 37° 50.412′ N, 112° 49.665′ W. Marker is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 100 South, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on the
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southwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Parowan UT 84761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Sundial (a few steps from this marker); First School House and Council House in Iron County (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse N. Smith Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jesse N. Smith Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Rock Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William and Julia Lyman House (about 400 feet away); D.U.P. Relic Hall (about 400 feet away); An Original Hitching Ring (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parowan.
 
John C. Freemont Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. John C. Freemont Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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