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

In Honor of Chief Toquer

 
 
In Honor of Chief Toquer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
1. In Honor of Chief Toquer Marker
Inscription. In early June 1854, eight members of the Southern Utah Indian Mission left Harmony to visit Toquer, chief of the Paiute Indian band living on lower Ash Creek. Chief Toquer's tribe referred to themselves as Paiute, Toquit, or Toquart Indians. They lived and cultivated a small piece of ground along Ash Creek in a small valley called Toquer, which means black in Paiute. Their homes were tents of leaves formed over a framework of cane and willows. In response to Chief Toquer's friendly reception, the missionaries promised to return. They returned in 1857, several families built homes near Toquer's village along Ash Creek.

Chief Toquer was considered by early settlers as an enlightened Indian, a friend with clean habits. He showed great love and concern for his people, encouraging them to learn and grow with the times by welcoming outsiders into their land. This monument is dedicated to the man our city named after - Chief Toquer.
 
Erected 2009 by Eagle Scout Project by Koy Gubler.
 
Location. 37° 15.29′ N, 113° 17.102′ W. Marker is in Toquerville, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Utah Route 17 and East Old Church Road, on the right when traveling north on State Route 17. Touch for map
In Honor of Chief Toquer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
2. In Honor of Chief Toquer Marker
. Marker is in this post office area: Toquerville UT 84774, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toquer (a few steps from this marker); Toquerville (a few steps from this marker); La Verkin Canal (approx. 3.1 miles away); Southern Exploring Company – 1849 (approx. 3.7 miles away); La Verkin (approx. 3.9 miles away); Southern Exploring Company - 1849 (approx. 4.1 miles away); A Tale of Three Towns (approx. 4.2 miles away); From Schoolhouse to Town Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toquerville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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