One of the oldest L.D.S. chapels. Finest at time of erection. Augustus Farnham architect. Site dedicated Feb. 11, 1857 by Elder Lorenzo Snow. Grain was stored in stone foundation when Johnston's army advanced. The walls are of adobe. Roof timbers . . . — — Map (db m192433) HM
Daniel Davis was born on December 18, 1808, in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, the third child of Wells Davis and Mary Kelly Davis. As a young man Davis traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of . . . — — Map (db m127586) HM
George Quinn McNeil was born to John McNeil and Mary Jane Quinn McNeil on January 4, 1865, in Bountiful, Utah. He married Adriane Marie Thomas on August 15, 1888. They lived on the family farm located on the southeast side of Bountiful City. Today . . . — — Map (db m127588) HM
Heber C. Kimball was born on June 14, 1801 to Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding Kimball in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont. He married Vilate Murray on November 7, 1822.
Kimball was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of . . . — — Map (db m127584) HM
This site was surveyed August 1, 1852 and the mill (largest of it's time in Utah) was dedicated May 6, 1853.
Built on rock foundation with solid adobe walls trimmed with red sandstone, this Burr mill operated until 1892, when roller mills . . . — — Map (db m125132) HM
The Heber C. Kimball Gristmill, the foundation of which can be seen just east of this monument, was in operation from 1852 until 1892, using these burr-type gristmill stones. When the use of roller mills was introduced, mills of this type were no . . . — — Map (db m125133) HM
The original, small rock home at 630 North Main Street in Farmington, Utah, is one of many stone structures that helps set Farmington apart as a city with a distinguishing architectural heritage. The home was built in 1880 by Walter Grover as a gift . . . — — Map (db m146938) HM
George Pilling Adams was born in the old Kay's Ward in 1857 and attended school in what came to be known as Kaysville. George grew up on a farm and became a farmer by trade before his marriage to Ann Eliza Forbes in December of 1876. He built this . . . — — Map (db m125212) HM
Built in 1854 by John Weinel a native of Germany who came to Utah about 1853, the mill was the “overshot” water powered type & was erected on Webb’s Creek ¼ mile N.E. of this site. Native stones were used for the walls and pines for it’s . . . — — Map (db m123714) HM
Born 18 Feb 1792, Vermont. Died 17 Feb 1886, Layton, Utah.
Married Almira Cadwell 1823 and had 7 children.
Married Malinda Railey 1837 and had 7 children.
Elias was a War of 1812 veteran serving in Colonel Forsyth's regiment of riflemen and . . . — — Map (db m133561) HM
On this spot stood the Layton Stage Coach Station on the Utah Idaho Montana (Virginia City) trail. It was established in 1857 by Ben Holladay, and carried mail and passengers between Salt Lake and points north and west. Isaac Brown was the keeper. . . . — — Map (db m154484) HM
A close look around this area will reveal what remains of the foundation of the Frary's little home. This modest home was the center of life
for the family. Because of their remote island location, this is where the children
received their . . . — — Map (db m172634) HM
Farmers used bailers in both
hay and grain production.
Hay and straw had to be
hauled to and hand-fed into
the baler for processing. This
process could be dangerous
to operators because their
hands and arms could be
sucked into the . . . — — Map (db m171430) HM
Food for Thought
Brine shrimp are important to the ecology of the Great Salt Lake. The Great Salt Lake is hypersaline, which means that it is many times saltier than the ocean. While fish and frogs cannot tolerate the high . . . — — Map (db m172250) HM
For over half a century, workers harvested grain by hand. This was a very
time consuming process.
By 1900, Island farmers had adopted mechanized grain binders to cut, bundle
and tie grain stalks together into sheaves. Farm hands loaded . . . — — Map (db m171434) HM
The Fielding Garr Ranch was first settled in
1848 and represents 133 years of western ranching
history. While exploring the ranch you will learn
of its colorful past and discover that many periods
of history are represented here. Evidence . . . — — Map (db m171405) HM
“On March 4, 1905 we moved to Syracuse with all our possessions laoded in an old iron tired wagon. Our furniture consisted of a new bedstead and dresser, and our other household needs. A cupboard, table, chairs, and kitchen stove were all . . . — — Map (db m123765) HM
The signature scene, the dangerous buffalo hunt from the movie The Covered Wagon, was filmed on Antelope Island. Released in 1923, it was one of the most successful films of the silent era and the first epic western ever produced. An original . . . — — Map (db m125213) HM
Residents used horse-drawn
wagons on the island
from 1848 through the
1960s due to the prohibitive
cost of hauling fuel to
Horse and wagon were used
year-round to haul supplies
anywhere they were needed.
In the . . . — — Map (db m171427) HM
Despite living four miles from their nearest neighbor and having no church, school or town, the Frary children lived very happily on Antelope Island. With imaginations as wide and wild as the landscape around them, they found much to explore. . . . — — Map (db m172637) HM
In 1891 George Frary built a house on this 160 acre homestead. Six years later his wife Alice died and lies
at rest in this burial site.
Father-George Isaac Frary B. Nov. 18, 1854 in Madison, Wisconsin . . . — — Map (db m172272) HM
Employees of the Island
planted several hundred
acres of hay and 1000
acres of wheat each year
on the Island.
Workers disked new fields
to remove surface weeds
and broke up deeply
compacted soil by using
the . . . — — Map (db m171450) HM
During the 1840s-1850s,
workers harvested grass
hay by hand and loaded it
onto wagons to be stored
for winter feed.
By 1870, field hands
switched to sickle mowers,
like these displayed here,
to harvest their hay. Initially
drawn by . . . — — Map (db m171436) HM
About 1872 the first soil was plowed in this community and in 1876-77 homes were erected. The people attended church services in Kaysville and Farmington prior to 1882 when Pres. Wm. R. Smith of Davis stake organized a branch of the L.D.S. church . . . — — Map (db m123767) HM
The Fielding Garr Ranch operated from 1848 to 1981.
As you walk through the site, see how many different types of building
materials you can identify.
Ranchers used the natural resources of the Isiand for their construction
projects. . . . — — Map (db m171508) HM
The Old Emigrant Road started at Salt Lake City, Utah, and ended at the City of the Rocks, Idaho, where it formed a junction with the California Trail. This road was also known as Bluff Road, Old Traveled Road, and the Salt Lake Cutoff. It was . . . — — Map (db m124032) HM
As you survey the vast expanse of inland sea and the causeway fading off into the distance, imagine the days before the causeway existed - nearly seven miles of tangy saltwater separating you from the mainland.
. . . — — Map (db m172641) HM
After 1900, farming
activities increased on
Tractors became the most
important piece of
equipment at the ranch.
The first tractor you see is
a 1929 Case Model L.
This tractor pulled plows,
powered belt-driven . . . — — Map (db m171451) HM
Transportation to Antelope
Island varied due to
fluctuating lake levels.
In the late 1840s, residents
and visitors came to the
Island by horse and wagon
on buckboards like this one.
By 1853, lake levels rose
enough to make boats . . . — — Map (db m171507) HM
Eventually trucks replaced
wagons as a more efficient
and cost-effective mode
of transportation and
movement of supplies.
During low water years a
sandbar was exposed on the
Southeast end of the Island.
Trucks could cross . . . — — Map (db m171463) HM
Among those who homesteaded Antelope Island were George Issac Frary, his wife Alice Eliza
Phillips Frary, and five of their seven children Guy,
Grace, Lottie, Dora and Frank. This spot is where the
family lived, worked and played from 1891 to . . . — — Map (db m172304) HM
Founder of Great Salt Lake Park First Chairman of Great Salt Lake Authority State Legislature Member of Davis Recreation Committee Syracuse Farmer Sometime known as “Antelope Bill“ “It was on a hot July day in 1959. I had a walk . . . — — Map (db m185675) HM
"Following the bluff closely, it [the Hensley Salt Lake Cutoff] intersects Gentile Street, ... from this point the old road is on the location of what is designated as the 'Old Bluff Road'. ... it will continue through lower Syracuse and . . . — — Map (db m169277) HM
The only existing ruts on the Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff between Salt Lake City and Tremonton are in the field north of this marker. The easterly route went into Brownsville [Ogden] while the westerly Bluff Road, and center . . . — — Map (db m169180) HM