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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sevier County, Utah
Adjacent to Sevier County, Utah
▶ Beaver County (19) ▶ Emery County (26) ▶ Millard County (33) ▶ Piute County (5) ▶ Sanpete County (67) ▶ Wayne County (18)
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|In the spring of 1871, Harry Dalton, James Powell, and their families traveled across Sevier Valley to Omni Point at the base of Cove Mountain. In early fall that same year, the Edward Killick Roberts and John Gleave families moved from Glenwood to . . . — — Map (db m147706) HM|
|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|
|June 15, 1873 Brigham Young called Albert K. Thurber and George W. Bean, Indian interpreters, WM. B. Pace, William Jex and others to explore Grass Valley for settlement and make peace with the Indians. Chief Tabioonah accompanied the party and acted . . . — — Map (db m142661) HM|
|In the fall of 1873 the pioneer families of William A, Stewart and Joseph Evans decided to make this area their home. As they drove onto the site nothing greeted them but a wilderness of giant greasewoods towering above their heads. In the spring of . . . — — Map (db m147710) HM|
|The Old Spanish Trail, supposedly the “longest, crookedest, mot arduous pack mule route in the history of America,” passed through this valley. Launched in the late 18th century the trail was used by caravans from New Mexico carrying . . . — — Map (db m147708) HM|
|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|
|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|
|This building has two markers on the east wall of the building.
ZCMI Co-Op Building
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the . . . — — Map (db m74846) HM|
|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|
|Constructed in 1914 by the community. The wood frame hall contains a gymnasium, stage, kitchen and basement. As a community recreation center, the hall was used for dances, plays, basketball games, programs, and movies. It served as the annual . . . — — Map (db m137024) HM|
|Near this spot in 1875, the first house in Grass Valley was erected. The garage to the west is constructed of those very logs. F.P. Peterson managed the first store & post office on this lot. In that house the mother of Grass Valley, Ingar Kjarstena . . . — — Map (db m137025) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|The first county jail was built in 1879, and was located on Third North and Main Street. It joined the county court house on the east. The jail consisted of two cells built by spiking 2 x 4's and nailing them together. The cells were plastered. The . . . — — Map (db m147712) HM|
|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|
|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|
Was Made Here
June 14, 1873
This treaty led up to the final treaty at Cedar Grove in Grass Valley July 1, 1873, ending the Black Hawk Indian War in Southern Utah.
Present at the treaty council were:
Gen. Wm. B. Pace · George Evans · Byron . . . — — Map (db m138058) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|An Historic Trade Route Passed This Way
In the early 1800s, thousands of men, mules, and horses plodded along a well-travelled trail that paralleled Fish Lake. Can you imagine the dust, noise, and smells of a trading caravan on the move?
. . . — — Map (db m137030) HM|
Salina Creek Camp F-32 Co-479
Civilian Conservation Corps.
United States Army
Branch Camp No. 4
— — Map (db m150183) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|