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Near Kaibab in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
1. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
Inscription.  Segments of centuries-old Indian trails between St. George and Long Valley were used by Mormon pioneers in 1864 to settle Long Valley and its resettlement in 1871 following Indian conflicts. The trail divided at the area of this marker; the Elephant Trail took a northeasterly route while the alternate Cottonwood Canyon-Sand ridge Trail went more easterly before joining the Elephant Trail after it descended into Parunuweap Canyon/Long Valley. The desert trail, about 85 miles long, traversed deep sand, sandstone ledges and lava faults and was the primary transportation route, including mail and heavy freight, for half a century. It took 4 days for loaded wagons drawn by horse or ox teams to travel the distance.
 
Erected 2005 by Red Rock Chapter, Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 119.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 36° 56.817′ N, 112° 57.326′ W. Marker is near Kaibab, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is at the intersection of Arizona
The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
2. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
Route 389 and Cane Beds road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 389. Touch for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Fredonia AZ 86022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 28, 2018
3. The Historic Dixie-Long Valley, Utah Pioneer Trail Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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