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Delta in Millard County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Escalante Trail

 
 
Escalante Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
1. Escalante Trail Marker
Inscription. Father Escalante camped here October 2, 1776. His exploring party of ten men headed by Father Francisco Dominguez and map-maker Pacheco preached to the Indians and charted a northern route between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Monterey, California. They named this valley “Valle Salado” (Valley of Salt). They traveled west near Clear Lake then east to a hillock, (Pahvant Butte). Here they found marshes and much pasturage, but salt water.
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 218.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.162′ N, 112° 34.704′ W. Marker is in Delta, Utah, in Millard County. Marker is on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 W Main Street, Delta UT 84624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Topaz 1942–1946 (a few steps from this marker); McCullough Log House and Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunnison Massacre Site
Escalante Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 5, 2013
2. Escalante Trail Marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millard Academy (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delta.
 
Marker in the park image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
3. Marker in the 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 1,529 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 20, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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