Near New Harmony in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Franciscan Fathers Atanasio Dominguez, Sylvestre Velez de Escalante and eight other members of a daring exploration party departed the Mision de Santa Fe, New Mexico, on July 29. 1776, in an attempt to establish contact with the Franciscan mission at Monterey, California. Following previous expeditions into the Spanish borderlands they were able to cross the Colorado River near Grand Junction, Colorado, and entered the unexplored regions of the Great Basin near Spanish Fork, Utah. They then proceeded southward along the Wasatch Mountains expecting a westward flowing river that would eventually
Erected by Sons of Utah Pioneers and Washington County Historical Society. (Marker Number 159.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail, and the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 37° 21.63′ N, 113° 15.708′ W. Marker is near New Harmony, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Interstate 15 at milepost 33, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is 300 feet south of exit 33 on the east side frontage road. Marker is in this post office area: New Harmony UT 84757, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured Kolob Canyons (approx. 6.2 miles away); Collapsing Scenery (approx. 6.2 miles away); In Honor of Chief Toquer (approx. 7.4 miles away); Toquer (approx. 7.4 miles away); Toquerville (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Harmony (approx. 8.4 miles away); New Harmony (approx. 8½ miles away); Military Training Camp Site (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Harmony.
Categories. • Exploration • Hispanic Americans •
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