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The Road to Zion and Echo Canyon Markers image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
The Road to Zion and Echo Canyon Markers
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — Echo Canyon
Historic Corridor Modern roads and highways often follow historic transportation corridors. In the mid 1800s, the California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express Trails all passed through this canyon. Today, Interstate 80 in Echo Canyon . . . — Map (db m67627) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — 37 — Old Fort and Hoyt Grist Mill
This monument is near the site of the old fort, 300 ft. so. west of here. It was on old Emigrant Trail. Route also used by Overland Stage and part of Johnston's Army going east in 1861, to participate in the Civil War. The fort was built during the . . . — Map (db m67624) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — 13 — Old Rock School House
First public building in Summit County, built in 1865, originally used as county building, meeting house and amusement hall, later, as school house dedicated by President Brigham Young in the fall of 1868. Summit Stake was organized in this building . . . — Map (db m67611) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — The Founding of Coalville City
In the fall of 1858, William H. Smith, a freighter, hauling freight between Salt Lake City and Fort Bridger, Wyoming drove into the campground on Chalk Creek. He noticed that where wheat had been spilled it had taken root, grown and ripened. He . . . — Map (db m67610) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — The Road to Zion
From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their "New Zion" in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February, 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed into Iowa to . . . — Map (db m67626) HM
Utah (Summit County), Coalville — 165 — Wanship Station
In 1861, Aaron Daniels built a stage coach station here to change horses and as an overnight stop for the Overland coach from the east to Salt Lake City. Gilmer and Salsbury operated the line until 1870. In 1869, Kimball Brothers, stage between Echo . . . — Map (db m67622) HM
Utah (Summit County), Echo — Welcome to Echo CanyonOne of Summit County's Historic and Picturesque Treasures
Listen, if you will, to the melodic plodding of the oxen as they methodically pull the immigrants and their dreams across the landscape of this canyon. Through rocks of amber and brush of sage, the resilient but gentile giants played their part, . . . — Map (db m125587) HM

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