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Near Nephi in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Salt Creek Canyon Massacre

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Salt Creek Canyon Massacre Marker
Inscription. This monument replaces one previously erected (that crumbled through weather conditions) by Langley A. Bailey, Sr., Jacob Bowers and Henry Knowles in memory of the following pioneers: Jens Jergensen and wife, Jens Terkelsen and Christian E. Kjerulf who were massacred by Indians, June 4, 1858, near this spot while traveling unarmed on their way to Sanpete Valley.
 
Erected 1936 by Juab County, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 42.217′ N, 111° 42.399′ W. Marker is near Nephi, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is on Utah Route 132 at milepost 40.5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nephi UT 84648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uinta Springs Settlement (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fountain Green (approx. 6.5 miles away); Lewis Lund (approx. 6.5 miles away); Oscar M. Booth House (approx. 6.5 miles away); Salt Creek Fort (approx. 6.9 miles
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By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Salt Creek Canyon Massacre Marker
away); Early Schools (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Old Mill Wheel (approx. 6.9 miles away); Juab Co. Jail (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nephi.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Salt Creek Canyon Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Salt Creek Canyon Massacre Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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