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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Welcome to the Cottonwood Heights Historic Walk

Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
1. Welcome to the Cottonwood Heights Historic Walk Marker
Inscription. The history of Cottonwood Heights is quite unique. Unlike so many of the older cities in Salt Lake County, our city is comprised of areas that were once several different communities. Among these were Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Butler, Union, Granite, Poverty Flats, Danish Town, Emmaville, and Gold City. With the exception of the Old Mill on Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, the Alvin and Annie Green House on Danish Road, and the Union Pioneer Cemetery on Creek Road, very few of the actual historic sites mentioned along this trail exist today. This historic walk is designed to tell you about some of the sites that have succumbed to the forces of time and change, and also to explain a few significant events that occurred in our history.

Below is a list of historical markers located along the trail. The map shows where these historical sites were located in what is now Cottonwood Heights. Enjoy this walk through our city's past!

Historical Markers
Upper trail (east end)
1. Lumber Industry
2. Cottonwood Heights Black Pioneers
3. McGhie Springs
4. First Post Office
5. Butler Brewery and Hotel
6. Ice House and Pond
7. CCC Camp

Lower trail (west end)
8. Cedar Tree
9. Ern and Molly Green Cabin
10. Silica Beds
11. Tithing House
12.
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By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
2. The marker is surrounded by vegetation
Mining
13. Granite Butler Church
14. South Butler School
15. Agriculture

 
Erected 2013 by Cottonwood Heights Historic Committee.
 
Location. 40° 37.872′ N, 111° 48.338′ W. Marker is in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on the Old Mill Bike Path approximately 1,000 feet northwest of the parking lot at Old Mill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agriculture (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Butler School (about 400 feet away); Granite-Butler Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mining (approx. mile away); Tithing House (approx. mile away); Silica Beds (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ern and Molly Green Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cedar Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottonwood Heights.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
3. The Cottonwood Heights Historic Walk
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By Andrew Johnson, September 22, 2018
4. The Old Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the Alvin and Annie Green House. • Photo of the Union Pioneer Cemetery. • Can you help?
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