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Donner Hill

 
 
Donner Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, April 2, 2011
1. Donner Hill Marker
Inscription. After 4 1/2 miles of fighting boulders and brush along streambed, Donner Party gave up here, and on August 22, 1846, climbed steep hill to southwest. A survivor wrote, "We doubled teams, almost every yoke in the train (of 23 wagons) being required to pull up each wagon."

Mormon Pioneers a year later built road through to mouth of canyon with four hours labor.
 
Erected 1958 by "Mormon" Explorers Y.M.M.I.A., Explorer Post 436, North 21 Ward Emigration District.
 
Location. 40° 45.1′ N, 111° 48.05′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on Emigration Canyon Road / Burrs Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crowds Cheered On . . . (approx. 0.8 miles away); This is the Place Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sesquicentennial Mormon Trail Wagontrain (approx. 0.8 miles away); The National Pony Express Monument (approx. one mile away); Unsung Heroes (approx. one mile away); L.D.S. Tenth Ward Square
Donner Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, April 2, 2011
2. Donner Hill Marker
(approx. 3.6 miles away); The Old Sugar House (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Donner Party departure point and site of their winter ordeal.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Donner Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, April 2, 2011
3. Donner Hill Marker
Donner Hill Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, April 2, 2011
4. Donner Hill Dedication Plaque
Erected by
Explorer Post 436
North 21 Ward
Emigration
District
May
1958
M J
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2011, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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