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Gunnison in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Gunnison

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Gunnison Marker
Inscription. Gunnison was settled in 1859. As a precinct it was granted weekly U.S. Mail service in 1862. The Black Hawk War began in 1865. In 1867 a bastion was erected 362 feet southeast of here. It was used by Colonel Byron Pace and 1500 militia men to protect the people and property of Gunnison and surrounding settlements from warring Indians. The old fort surrounded a four block square running west and south from the Gunnison Ward Chapel and Washington School block.
 
Erected 1947 by Camp Gunnison, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 110.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.537′ N, 111° 49.112′ W. Marker is in Gunnison, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on North Main Street north of 200 North Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in city park. Marker is in this post office area: Gunnison UT 84634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casino / Star Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Public Buildings (approx. 2.6 miles away); Centerfield (approx. 2.6 miles
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Gunnison Marker
away); Warm Creek-Fayette (approx. 4.9 miles away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. 5 miles away); Pettyville Pioneers (approx. 6.9 miles away); Funk's Lake (approx. 7.1 miles away); Sterling (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Gunnison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Gunnison Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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