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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tooele County, Utah

 
Clickable Map of Tooele County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tooele County, UT (25) Box Elder County, UT (66) Davis County, UT (28) Juab County, UT (26) Salt Lake County, UT (211) Utah County, UT (114) Weber County, UT (28) Elko County, NV (60) White Pine County, NV (26)  TooeleCounty(25) Tooele County (25)  BoxElderCounty(66) Box Elder County (66)  DavisCounty(28) Davis County (28)  JuabCounty(26) Juab County (26)  SaltLakeCounty(211) Salt Lake County (211)  UtahCounty(114) Utah County (114)  WeberCounty(28) Weber County (28)  ElkoCountyNevada(60) Elko County (60)  WhitePineCounty(26) White Pine County (26)
Adjacent to Tooele County, Utah
    Box Elder County (66)
    Davis County (28)
    Juab County (26)
    Salt Lake County (211)
    Utah County (114)
    Weber County (28)
    Elko County, Nevada (60)
    White Pine County, Nevada (26)
 
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1Utah (Tooele County), Dugway — 95 — Burial Plot
On Pony Express Road 1.5 miles south of South Davis Ranch Road, on the right when traveling south.
Enclosing graves (West side) of two men and a child, emigrants of the early eighteen sixties. Original Wall erected in 1888, by Mrs. Horace (Aunt Libby) Rockwell, to shelter graves of her beloved dogs. 1. Jenny Lind, 2. Josephine Bonaparte, . . . Map (db m150601) HM
2Utah (Tooele County), Dugway — 86 — Lookout StationPony Express 1860 - 61
On Pony Express Road, on the right when traveling east.
St. Joseph, MO. - Sacramento, Cal. Also Overland Stage & Freight Route 1858 - 1868 This Monument Constructed by Enrollees of U.S. Grazing Division, C. C. C. Camp G-154, Company 2517.Map (db m150600) HM
3Utah (Tooele County), Faust — 53 — Faust StationPony Express
On Utah Route 36 north of Pony Express Highway, on the right when traveling south.
St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento, Cal. 1860-1861Map (db m149986) HM
4Utah (Tooele County), Grantsville — Cedar Mountains Wild Horse RangeFootsteps and Hoofbeats
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 54, on the right when traveling east.
Between 1820 and 1860, explorers and settlers followed a route to California which passed this site. One group, the Donner-Reed party, inched their way through rugged Hastings Pass only to face tragedy in the High Sierras. Now wild horses . . . Map (db m67527) HM
5Utah (Tooele County), Grantsville — Iosepa Historical Memorial
On Utah Route 196 at milepost 23, 15 miles south of Interstate 80, on the left when traveling south.
This hallowed place was dedicated on August 28, 1890 by President Wilford Woodruff for all the nations in the isles of the seas, the Polynesian pioneers, their descendants and the faithful Church leaders who left their home in the mid 1800’s and . . . Map (db m1259) HM
6Utah (Tooele County), Grantsville — Iosepa Settlement Cemetery
Near Utah Route 196 at milepost 23.
Mormon Church converts from Polynesia settled in Skull Valley in 1889–1917, working for the Church-owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company. Their settlement located ½ mile to the southwest, and named Iosepa (Joseph) after Joseph . . . Map (db m1374) HM
7Utah (Tooele County), Grantsville — This Lonely Fire Hydrant
On Utah Route 196 at milepost 23, 15 miles south of Interstate 80, on the left when traveling south.
This lonely fire hydrant serves as a land marker for the town site of Iosepa, Utah, located on the desert floor between Cedar Mountain and the Stansbury Range in Skull Valley. Iosepa was named after Joseph F. Smith, 6th president of the L.D.S. . . . Map (db m1276) HM
8Utah (Tooele County), Ibapah — Goshute Tribe
On BIA Highway (Highway 1) at Old Lincoln Highway, on the right when traveling south on BIA Highway.
Goshute people were one band of many Shoshone Indians living in the Great Basin Region The term "Gosiute" means "Kusiutta" describing their original dusty, well-traveled look. Goshute people inhabited the lush riparian areas of the region . . . Map (db m74276) HM
9Utah (Tooele County), Magna — 115 — Garfield & Lake Point Resorts
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 101, on the right when traveling west.
From 1881 to 1893 Garfield Beach was the most famous and finest recreation resort on the shores of Great Salt Lake, with its railroad station, lunch stand, restaurant, bath houses and pier leading to the dance pavilion, and with the pioneer . . . Map (db m67591) HM
10Utah (Tooele County), Magna — 118 — Pioneer Black Rock Resort
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 101, on the right when traveling west.
On July 27, 1847, an exploring party of pioneers bathed near historic Black Rock. In 1851, the first recorded Fourth of July celebration was held here; 150 vehicles and 60 horsemen arrived from Salt Lake City. A huge, homemade flag was unfurled. . . . Map (db m136326) HM
11Utah (Tooele County), Rush Valley — 98 — Rush Valley StationPony Express 1860-61
On Pony Express Trail Road, on the left when traveling east.
St. Joseph, MO. - Sacramento, Cal. Also Overland Stage & Freight Route 1858-1868 This monument constructed by enrollees U.S. Grazing Division, C.C.C. Camp G-154, Company 2517Map (db m149988) HM
12Utah (Tooele County), Stockton — 97 — Steptoe's Military CampGodbe's Chicago Smelter — (At Spring 700 feet S.W.) —
On Utah Route 36 north of Utah Route 73, on the right when traveling south.
A detachment of the U.S. Army, the first to enter the Rocky Mountain region, consisting of two companies of artillery, 85 dragoons, 130 teamsters, herders and hostlers from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under the command of Col. E.J. Steptoe, reach this . . . Map (db m149985) HM
13Utah (Tooele County), Vernon — 10 — William Ajax Underground StoreWilliam and Emma J. Hughes Ajax
On Utah Route 36.
The unique two-story underground building was established in 1870. Shortly thereafter a post office called "Centre" was added. The building was 80 x 100 feet, in some places the lower floor was 20 feet below ground. The excavation was done by . . . Map (db m156968) HM
14Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks
On Historic Wendover Airfield.
The airmen’s dining hall (building #2515), remains as one of the most complete buildings on their air base. Squadron insignias currently plainted on the walls, are from the military groups using the base after WW II. Military meals were always an . . . Map (db m1346) HM
15Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Atomic Mission Hangar 1831
Near Historic Wendover Airfield.
This hangar is the only steel vaulted-roof hangar at the base. Built specifically to house the new B-29 aircraft, it is 200 feet by 228 feet. With offices in the side wooden ‘lean–to’ buildings, there are 53,400 square feet total in the . . . Map (db m1354) HM
16Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Base Chapel
On Historic Wendover Airfield.
A community, such as the one created by the military in Wendover, wouldnot have been complete without a base chapel for the spiritual guidance of men and women assigned to the base. Chaplains were needed to assist in the mental and moral . . . Map (db m1460) HM
17Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Bomb Squadron Hangar
Near Historic Wendover Airfield.
You are looking at building #800, a squadron hangar, built of wood from standard plans for an OBH-2. Four of these hangars were built in 1942 and 1943. Each one faces the airport anchorage apron and has ten rolling doors that opened up to . . . Map (db m1331) HM
18Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Bonneville Salt Flats International Speedway
On Bonneville Speedway Road near Leppy Pass Road, on the left when traveling east.
The salt flats were formed as ancient Lake Bonneville slowly evaporated and deposited concentrations of salt onto this playa. Shorelines carved into the mountainsides are visible to the north along the Silver Island range and extend to the Salt Lake . . . Map (db m105238) HM
19Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Control Tower
Near Historic Wendover Airfield.
Standing watch for years, this original tower is a historic landmark for the airport, Working with only radio and runway lighting, air controllers directed the heavy air traffic of the airfield. This tower did not have radar installed during the . . . Map (db m1353) HM
20Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — First Transcontinental Telephone Line
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 10, on the right when traveling east.
On June 17, 1914, the first transcontinental telephone line was completed near this point on the border of Nevada and Utah at Wendover. Construction forces of the Bell Telephone Company of Nevada and the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph . . . Map (db m67176) HM
21Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — HU-21 — Hastings Cutoff - Barren Mountains
Near Unnamed Road near Leppy Pass Road, on the left when traveling north.
"The roads were gravelly round the end of some high rocks. Barren mountains (Silver Island)." -- Robert Chalmers, July 27, 1850Map (db m105241) HM
22Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Operations Building
Near Historic Wendover Airfield.
Welcome to Wendover Airport, the historic airfield where the most heavy bomber crews were trained, including the crews of the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car B-29 bombers that flew the atomic missions over Japan. Twenty-one heavy bomber squadrons and . . . Map (db m1330) HM
23Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — South Base Area
Near S. Airport Apron south of Airport Way.
Looking south, there are several bunkers visible which were used to store the munitions used in training. Buildings to the right of the bunkers were used late in the wartime period for the development of the atomic bombs, Little Boy & Fat Man as . . . Map (db m71463) HM
24Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — The Donner-Reed Party
On Silver Island Road near Crater Island Road, on the right when traveling west.
passed this way on the 2nd of September 1846, having lost 36 oxen, several wagons, and suffered much. "Don't look for SHORT-CUTS"Map (db m105246) HM
25Utah (Tooele County), Wendover — Welcome to the Bonneville Salt FlatsAnd Utah's Famed Measure Mile—Site of World Land-Speed Record Runs
Near Interstate 80 at milepost 10, on the right when traveling east.
Utah's famed measured mile is located approximately seven miles beyond this marker, well in front of the mountains you see on the horizon. The elevation along that course is approximately 4,218 feet above sea level. *** The total length of the . . . Map (db m67177) HM
 
May. 9, 2021