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Parley P. Pratt

 
 
Parley P. Pratt, 1807-1857 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
1. Parley P. Pratt, 1807-1857 Marker
Inscription. 1807–1857. As a young man, Parley P. Pratt left his farming roots to become a traveling preacher, during which time he was converted and baptized into the Mormon Church. As a faithful saint, Pratt went on a number of Church missions, served as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, spent time in prison with Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, edited the Latter-day Saints Millennial Star, helped form the constitution for the Provisional Government of the Territory of Deseret, and wrote a number of hymns, essays and missionary tracts. Because of his strong leadership skills and unwavering faith in building the kingdom of Zion, he was called to lead several explorations to further Mormon colonization of the southwest.
 
Erected 2001 by Parowan Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 50.179′ N, 112° 49.687′ W. Marker is in Parowan, Utah, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from Old Highway 91. Touch for map. It is in Parowan Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 W Old Highway 91, Parowan UT 84761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paulina Eliza Phelps Lyman (a few steps from this marker); The Spanish Trail
Parley P. Pratt Statue, by Stanley Q. Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
2. Parley P. Pratt Statue, by Stanley Q. Johnson
Sculptor Stanley Quentin Johnson (1939– ) is an Utah artist best known for sculptures of Indian subjects. —Ed.
(a few steps from this marker); Southern Expedition, 1849-1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Southern Utah (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parowan.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Parowan Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
3. Parowan Heritage Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,888 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 17, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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