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Lovell in Big Horn County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Mormon Colonists

 
 
The Mormon Colonists Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
1. The Mormon Colonists Marker
Inscription.
In honor of
The Mormon Colonists
of the Big Horn Basin
who, under the leadership of
Abraham O. Woodruff, first camped near this site in May 1900. These pioneers, under many difficulties, established towns, notably Byron, Cowley and Lovell, organized the Big Horn Stake of Zion, constructed the Sidon Canal, built railroads and pioneered education through founding the Big Horn Academy.

 
Erected 1935 by The Aaronic Priesthood Quorums of the Big Horn Stake and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 58.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 44° 50.496′ N, 108° 26.37′ W. Marker is in Lovell, Wyoming, in Big Horn County. Marker is on West Main Street (U.S. 310) near Alternate U.S. 14A, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1783 West Main Street, Lovell WY 82431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Jeep (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Gilbert, Jr. Memorial (approx.
The Mormon Colonists Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 14, 2015
2. The Mormon Colonists Marker
2.4 miles away); Byron Sessions (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sidon Canal (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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