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

Pioneer Sundial

 
 
Pioneer Sundial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. Pioneer Sundial Marker
Inscription.  Parowan was founded January 13, 1851 by settlers from northern communities under the leadership of George A. Smith. Among the early structures were a large liberty pole and a sundial.
This marker designates the site of the community sundial placed here in 1852. The base of this structure is a burr from the Pioneer Grist Mill.
This sundial is a reproduction of the original made by the pioneers of Parowan. The Liberty Pole was one block south.
 
Erected 1936 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and the People of Parowan. (Marker Number 62.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list.
 
Location. 37° 50.423′ N, 112° 49.661′ 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 northwest 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
Pioneer Sundial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. Pioneer Sundial Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John C. Freemont Memorial (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 (within shouting distance of this marker); D.U.P. Relic Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William and Julia Lyman House (about 400 feet away); Public Works (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parowan.
 
Pioneer Sundial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Pioneer Sundial 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 429 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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