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Sevier County Utah Historical Markers

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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
Settlement of Aurora Marker
Utah (Sevier County), Aurora — 536 — Settlement of Aurora
While riding through the Aurora valley, George T. Holdaway, J. Alma Holdaway and Elliott Newell of Provo, Utah, noticed fertile soil and an abundance of water and decided to begin a settlement here. They traveled home and encouraged others to join . . . — Map (db m74856) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Elsinore — 160 — Elsinore
Elsinore, named for a town in Denmark, was settled in 1874-75 by families of James C. Jensen, Charles H. Nielson, Lars Hansen, Niels Erickson, Hans Nielsen, William and Vigo Smith; Thomas C. Jensen and sons: (Jens Ivor, Christian J., Niels Peter), . . . — Map (db m74807) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Glenwood — 77 — Glenwood United Order
On October 2, 1874, the Latter-day Saints living in this locality organized a modern order of Enoch called the United Order, established under counsel and instruction of Brigham Young. Families placed their land, cattle, sheep, machinery and all . . . — Map (db m74844) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Glenwood — ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile
This building has two markers on the east wall of the building. ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the . . . — Map (db m74846) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Joseph — 478 — Town of Joseph and Pioneer Log Cabin
Jericho settlement was begun in 1864. That spring, Charles Green, John Pine, Daniel Brown, and a Mr. Hill arrived from Sanpete. The valley had fertile soil and water from the Sevier River, but the site was abandoned in 1865 because of Indian . . . — Map (db m74801) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Monroe — 468 — Camp Alma Relic Hall
During the winter of 1866-1867, William Cordingly built a small log cabin in the settlement of Alma, and by early spring the house was ready for his family. Indian troubles forced some of the original settlers to abandon their homes and leave this . . . — Map (db m74804) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Monroe — 21 — Fort Alma (later Monroe) 1864-1867
Pioneers and Families who lived in Fort Alma (later Monroe) 1864-1867 Major Allred, Parley Allred, Wiley Allred, Andrew Anderson, Israel Bale, Benjamin Barney, Walter Barney, Joseph Besswick, George Blacket, John W. Bohman, Thomas Broadbent, . . . — Map (db m74806) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Redmond — 466 — Redmond Town Hall
The town of Redmond established in 1875 with John Johnson as the first Bishop and Mayor, received its name from the three red mounds that form part of the grey hills to the west of town. The Redmond Town Hall has been a landmark in Redmond for many . . . — Map (db m74861) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — 184 — Academy Hall
On this spot of ground, in 1873, an adobe building, the first recreation center in Richfield, was erected by Pioneers Austin M., Alonzo L. and Albert Farnsworth. Accepted into the United Order in 1874. Acquired by the LDS Church in 1877 for all . . . — Map (db m74819) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — 306 — Fort Omni – Richfield
Near this spot in 1865 a rock fort was built as a protection from Indians. It was a cooperative project. Each man who owned a city lot built one rod of the wall which was 3 l/2 feet at base, 12 feet high, 1 foot at top. There were portholes at . . . — Map (db m74820) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — 125 — Old Lime Kiln
This old lime kiln is the best preserved of seven kilns constructed north of Richfield during the late 1880′s. It was built by John Kyhl for Jens Larsen Jenson, a Swedish immigrant. The lime was used in the construction of homes, churches and . . . — Map (db m74841) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — N-773 — Richfield Carnegie Library
Built in 1913-14, the Richfield Carnegie Library is one of 23 Carnegie Libraries in Utah and one of over 1650 library buildings in the United States that were built by millionaire/philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie donated the entire cost of . . . — Map (db m74821) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — 45 — Richfield Pioneers
The first ten pioneers who arrived here January 6, 1864, were Capt. Albert Lewis, Robert W. Glenn, Christian O. Hansen, Hans O. Hansen, Nelson Higgins, August Nelson, George Oglevie, Eskild C. Peterson, Andrew Poulson, and Jorgen Smith. Followed by . . . — Map (db m74840) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Richfield — S-96 — Richfield Presbyterian Church and School
This mission chapel was erected in 1880 as part of the efforts of Reverend Duncan McMillan to evangelize central Utah. Originally located on Main Street, the building was torn down and rebuilt at this location in 1937/38. The church also symbolizes . . . — Map (db m74818) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Salina — 312 — Old Rock Church
Erection of the first L.D.S. Church in Salina was commenced in 1864 when rocks were hauled from a quarry two miles away. Soren Neilson, a stonecutter, supervised the work. When the structure was built to the square, the people used it as a fort. . . . — Map (db m74860) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Salina — 241 — Outbreak of Black Hawk War
During the winter of 1864 a small band of Indians near Gunnison contracted smallpox and blamed the settlers. In April 1865 the Utes and Whites met at Manti to solve the difficulties but failed. Elijah B. Ward and James P. Anderson were killed by . . . — Map (db m74857) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Salina — 41 — Salina Fort & Tithing Office
Work on the Fort began in 1865. The Fort was 214 feet square, on ground purchased from Christian Sorenson. The walls were 10 feet high, and 2 feet thick, with bastions 10 feet square at the four corners, with port holes in walls and bastions. Inside . . . — Map (db m74859) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Salina — N-296 — The Crosby Memorial Presbyterian Church and School of Salina
Erected in 1884 as a memorial to Helen Rutgers Crosby of New York City, this church and school was one of several Presbyterian churches built in central Utah's Sanpete and Sevier Valleys under the direction of Reverend Duncan McMillan, Presbyterian . . . — Map (db m74858) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Sevier — Pioneering Utah
Joseph Lott and his family built a cabin on this site in the 1880s and were among the first pioneers to settle in Clear Creek Canyon. Their 160 acre homestead extended through the canyon bottom and included orchards and pastures. Joe, his wife . . . — Map (db m74799) HM
Utah (Sevier County), Sigurd — 159 — Battle of Cedar Ridge
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 . . . — Map (db m74855) HM

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