Duchesne in Duchesne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
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: Exploration • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1776.
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 milesTouch 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.
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 431 times since then and 15 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.