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Duchesne in Duchesne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Father Escalante

 
 
Father Escalante Marker (<i>detail view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
1. Father Escalante Marker (detail view)
Inscription.  
In commemoration of the Catholic Priest, Father Escalante, who in 1776 came into Utah. He crossed the Green River at Jensen and camped two days at that place. His diary shows that he camped at the junction of the Strawberry and Duchesne rivers one night and then travelled northwest, up through what he called the “Canyon of the Swallows.” This is the canyon in which Ivie’s Ranch is now located.
This became an important intersection in pioneer days, as distances were reckond from this point.

Duchesne County Company
 
Erected 1936 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series lists.
 
Location. 40° 9.788′ N, 110° 23.626′ W. Marker is in Duchesne, Utah, in Duchesne County. Marker is on U.S. 40 0.1 miles
Father Escalante Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
2. Father Escalante Monument
The marker is mounted on a six-foot concrete monument.
east of East Third Avenue, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located in a small triangular park between U.S. Highway 40/191 and East Main Street on the east edge of Duchesne, just west of the Duchesne City Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duchesne UT 84021, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne (here, next to this marker); Duchesne (approx. half a mile away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a six-foot tall concrete obelisk. This marker/monument marks the approximate spot where Father Escalante camped beside the Strawberry River.
 
Duchesne Local Highlights Placard image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2013
3. Duchesne Local Highlights Placard
This placard located near the Father Escalante marker highlights local history and geography.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 4, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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