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Sigurd in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Battle of Cedar Ridge

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Battle of Cedar Ridge Marker
Inscription. On April 5, 1868, a company of twenty three men under the leadership of Frederick Olson of Spring City were on their way to Monroe with the intention of resettling that locality. When at Cedar Ridge near Rocky Ford, now within the limits of Vermillion, they were attacked by Black Hawk and some thirty Indians. In this battle, Alexander Justesen and Charles Wilson were killed, and the famous Chief Black Hawk received his mortal wound.
 
Erected 1951 by Camp Cedar Ridge, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 159.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 50.842′ N, 111° 58.001′ W. Marker is in Sigurd, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is on Utah Route 24 0.1 miles north of Center Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sigurd UT 84657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenwood United Order (approx. 5.2 miles away); Settlement of Aurora (approx. 5.3 miles away); ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile (approx. 6 miles
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Battle of Cedar Ridge Marker
away); Old Lime Kiln (approx. 7.4 miles away); Richfield Pioneers (approx. 8.2 miles away); Richfield Carnegie Library (approx. 8.3 miles away); Richfield Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 8 miles away); Outbreak of Black Hawk War (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Battle of Cedar Ridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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