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Hurricane in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hurricane Pioneers

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Hurricane Pioneers Marker
Inscription. In 1863 settlers of the upper Virgin River whose lands were being washed away made preliminary surveys for irrigating and occupying these lands. Erastus Snow, David H. Cannon and Nephi Johnson came down the hill over an old Indian trail, with a heavy buggy drawn by mules, using ropes to keep it from tipping. A whirlwind took the top of the buggy. Erastus Snow exclaimed, "Well, that was a hurricane. We’ll name this Hurricane Hill." The fault, bench and town were named from this event.
 
Erected 1937 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers – Hurricane Camp. (Marker Number 20.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 10.561′ N, 113° 17.322′ W. Marker is in Hurricane, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 West State Street, Hurricane UT 84737, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane City (a few steps from this marker); Hurricane Canal (a few steps from this marker); The Roads to Utah’s Dixie
Hurricane Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Hurricane Pioneers Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Pioneer Trails (a few steps from this marker); Survival in Utah’s Dixie (a few steps from this marker); Smith Mesa (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Gratitude (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Day Wood Beam Walking Hand Plow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurricane.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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