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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Powell Survey

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
1. Powell Survey Marker
Inscription.  From 1870 to 1876 Major Wesley Powell and assistant Almon H. Thompson of the U.S. Colorado River Explorations, established headquarters at Kanab. On this spot they erected a stone foundation and raised a tent which housed a telescope, by which means the meridian was established. During the winter of 1872 and 1873 the first map of Grand Canyon was made and Major Powell gave the canyon its name. Frederick S. Dellanbough wrote the name on the first map. The men of Kanab helped in the work and were faithful, agreeable and competent.
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Kanab Camp, Kane County. (Marker Number 208.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 37° 2.983′ N, 112° 31.832′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is at the intersection of North 100 West and West 100 North, on the right when traveling north on North 100 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kanab UT 84741, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
2. Powell Survey Marker
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are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Faulkner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richard Boone (about 500 feet away); The Ward Hall (about 600 feet away); Morgan Woodward (about 600 feet away); The Academy (about 600 feet away); Coleen Gray (about 600 feet away); Robert Horton (about 600 feet away); Adrian Booth (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
Powell Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
3. Powell Survey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 261 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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