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Sterling in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Funk's Lake

 
 
Funk's Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Funk's Lake Marker
Inscription.  In 1873, Daniel B. Funk purchased the winter camp grounds of the Sanpitch Indians situated in Arropeen Valley, one mile east of Sterling, Utah. With the help of President Brigham Young, he obtained from Chief Arropeen a deed to the valley. Here he built the lake, planted 65,000 trees and ran a pleasure resort until his death Dec. 30, 1888. Later the resort was operated by Hyrum Moroni Bradley. The lake was 1.8 miles from this monument.
 
Erected 1952 by Camp Arropeen, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 176.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1857.
 
Location. 39° 11.541′ N, 111° 41.562′ W. Marker is in Sterling, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sterling UT 84665, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sterling (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
Funk's Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Funk's Lake Marker
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line); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. half a mile away); L.R. & Clara Anderson House (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mayfield Centennial (approx. 5.4 miles away); The First Presbyterian Church of Manti (approx. 5.7 miles away); Big Fort (approx. 5.8 miles away); Manti Carnegie Library (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sterling.
 
Funk's Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Funk's Lake Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022