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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cedar City, Utah

 
Clickable Map of Iron 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 Iron County, UT (58) Beaver County, UT (19) Garfield County, UT (37) Kane County, UT (118) Washington County, UT (130) Lincoln County, NV (31)  IronCounty(58) Iron County (58)  BeaverCounty(19) Beaver County (19)  GarfieldCounty(37) Garfield County (37)  KaneCounty(118) Kane County (118)  WashingtonCounty(130) Washington County (130)  LincolnCountyNevada(31) Lincoln County (31)
Location of Cedar City, Utah
    Iron County (58)
    Beaver County (19)
    Garfield County (37)
    Kane County (118)
    Washington County (130)
    Lincoln County, Nevada (31)
 
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1Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Cedar City FounderHenry Lunt — 1824-1902 —
Born in Wrenbury, England, Henry Lunt immigrated to Utah in 1850. He was the first person named to settle Cedar City and was the president of the company of 36 men and 11 wagons that first arrived here on Tuesday, November 11, 1851, in a blinding . . . Map (db m149523) HM
2Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Cedar City Historic Pioneer Cemetery Wall
The reconstruction of the historic pioneer cemetery wall was completed in August 1994 as a memorial to the stalwart Mormon pioneers who settled this part of the American West and who originally built and dedicated the wall in the year 1886. It was . . . Map (db m75618) HM
3Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Cedar City Railroad DepotUtah Historic Site
Built in 1923, the Cedar City Railroad Depot is historically significant for its direct association with the railroad and its impact on Cedar City. In addition to stimulating the local iron ore and livestock industries, the railroad connection to . . . Map (db m59566) HM
4Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 452 — Cedar City Tabernacle
A tabernacle was erected in 1885 on the adjoining corner of Main and Center Streets and was demolished in the spring of 1932. In 1872 Bishop Christopher J. Arthur suggested that this Tabernacle be built to replace the Social Hall. Mayhew Dalley . . . Map (db m59540) HM
5Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 402 — Chaffin Grist Mill
In 1866 Louis R. Chaffin, at the request of Apostle Erastus Snow, placed a gristmill in Cedar City. His son, Henry, ran it until 1868 when Louis returned from "The Muddy." Adjoining land was purchased in 1875. Excavation by Alva Matheson proved the . . . Map (db m59538) HM
6Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Cinder Cone - Lava Flows
Cinder Cone The cinder cone developed from a series of continuous mild volcanic explosions piling the debris on the surface surronding a volcanic vent. There are numerous cinder cones on the Cedar City Ranger District, many visible from . . . Map (db m68762)
7Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Deseret Iron Works
This monument marks the spot where on Sept. 30, 1852 the first iron was manufactured west of the Mississippi River by the Mormon Iron Missionaries sent by Brigham Young. This 5½ ton ore body was obtained from the iron deposits used by . . . Map (db m1288) HM
8Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Ellen (Nellie) Purcell Unthank
Ellen (Nellie) Purcell was born November 6, 1846 in Tintwhistle, England. At 9 she, with her parents and sister Margaret (Maggie), 14, began the trek from Iowa to Salt Lake Valley in 1856 with the Edward Martin Handcart Company. Early snows . . . Map (db m59517) HM
9Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Escalante Trail
Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante with Father Dominguez and eight others, first white men to enter the Great Basin, left Santa Fe July 29, 1776 in attempt to reach Monterey. Abandoning attempt, party passed thru Cedar Valley October 12 on return . . . Map (db m149489) HM
10Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 418 — First Cedar Encampment
Iron ore having been discovered at Iron Springs, Brigham Young called missionaries to Iron County to make iron. A militia of 35 men was organized in Parowan, Nov. 5, 1851, under Captain Henry Lunt. Part of the company left Nov. 10th in 11 wagons and . . . Map (db m59546) HM
11Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 222 — Fort Cedar
In November 1851, thirty-five men from Parowan settled Cedar City. A unique temporary encampment, composed of their wagon boxes and sage brush walls, sheltered them through the first winter. In 1853, a fort 100 rods square was built on this site. . . . Map (db m59515) HM
12Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 309 — Hamilton Fort
In 1852 Peter Shirts located a ranch on Sidon Creek, later known as Shirts Creek. He offered John Hamilton half the water to come and settle there. Hamilton came with his family and Peter Fife. When Walker Indian War broke out they moved to Cedar . . . Map (db m59513) HM
13Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Heroine of ChinaHelen Foster Snow — 1907 – 1997 —
Born and raised in Cedar City, Helen Foster Snow was a journalist, traveler, thinker, and activist who was present during the revolutionary period leading up to the establishment of the People's Republic of China and became a heroine to the people . . . Map (db m59565) HM
14Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Hornet Hill MonumentCaptain Maurice Francis Graham — Pilot, Patriot, Pioneer —
The disappearance of a Western Air Services Boeing 95 mail plane during an intense snow storm thrust Cedar City, Utah, into the sharp focus of world attention. It was not because such accidents were uncommon, for air crashes were quite common in . . . Map (db m74002) HM
15Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Legacies of Iron County
Iron County exists because those who lived here developed the resources necessary for survival in this desert climate. The three legacies passed down by early settlers and their descendants — agriculture, mining, and railroads — are . . . Map (db m130593) HM
16Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Old Brickyards
It is believed that the first fired bricks in Utah were made in Cedar City in connection with the attempt of the Deseret Iron Company to manufacture iron in 1852. The blast furnace was located in the vicinity of 400 North 100 East. Fired brick was . . . Map (db m1381) HM
17Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 60 — Old Irontown
Established 1868 by Ebenezer Hanks and others who organized the Great Western Iron Manufacturing Co., a cooperative enterprise. Officers were E. Hanks, President, Homer Duncan, Vice President, Seth M. Blair, Secretary. 800 pounds of iron of good . . . Map (db m150259) HM
18Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — S-89 — Pioneer Iron Works Blast FurnaceUtah Historic Site
To satisfy an urgent need for manufactured iron products, a small group of English, Welch, Scotch, Irish and American pioneers answered a call from Brigham Young to become "Iron Missionaries" to settle Iron County and to make iron. They arrived in . . . Map (db m59545) HM
19Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Pioneer StockmanFrancis Webster — 1830-1906 —
Born in England, Francis Webster traveled to Utah in 1856 and played an important role in the early development of Cedar City. A leader in the sheep industry, he was among the first to begin shipping sheep and wool to the Chicago markets. An early . . . Map (db m75620) HM
20Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Richard Harrison1808-1882 — Iron Works Superintendent —
Born in Springshire, England, and an iron-molder by trade, Richard Harrison served as superintendent of the world’s largest iron foundry, located in Liverpool. He immigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1843 then on to Utah in 1849. He arrived in Cedar . . . Map (db m130595) HM
21Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — The Caboose
The caboose provided the train crew with shelter and working space while they threw switches and inspected for problems such as shifting loads, overheated axle bearings, and dragging equipment. The conductor used the caboose for filling out various . . . Map (db m130597) HM
22Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — The Casting of the Lots
On July 29, 1776, Fathers Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Velez de Escalante led an exploration party of ten horsemen from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to establish an overland route to Monterey, California, while spreading the Catholic faith to . . . Map (db m59514) HM
23Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — The Founding of Southern Utah University
There are five plaques across the base of the statue In the annals of American higher education, there is no more dramatic founding of a school than that accorded Southern Utah University, nor a more striking example of the extent of the . . . Map (db m59516) HM
24Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — The Hay Derrick
Hay for livestock in a horse-driven society was as important as gasoline or electricity is today. The oldest technology for stacking hay in Iron County was the hay derrick that allowed farmers to build haystacks in their fields. Hay derricks, . . . Map (db m130599) HM
25Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — The Ore Shovel
In the 1930s, iron mining expanded in Iron County and massive shovels were needed to excavate the needed ore. According to company delivery records, two Bucyrus-Erie 120-B shovels were delivered to the Utah Construction Company in Cedar City in . . . Map (db m130598) HM
26Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — 446 — The Social Hall
The Cedar City Pioneers had made their homes in the Old Fort and had built an adobe schoolhouse 28 feet by 60 feet when, in May 1855, President Brigham Young advised them to move to higher ground. By 1859, the majority of the people had moved to the . . . Map (db m59542) HM
27Utah (Iron County), Cedar City — Ward HallErected 1897
Site of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recreation building known as the Ward Hall. Rushed to completion in the fall of 1897 and deeded to the State of Utah so the Branch Normal School of the University of Utah could be legally . . . Map (db m59543) HM
 
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