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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Escalante, Utah
Location of Escalante, Utah
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| Skill, Sweat, and Dynamite Before the Highway 12 route was built, traveling through this region was slow, hard work. As late as 1940, Boulder still received its mail by mule train for part of the year. The Civilian Conservation Corps had . . . — — Map (db m146682) HM|
| A Place for Solitude In this vast landscape, you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and textures of the natural world. Listen to a penetrating silence, broken only by the rasping call of a raven overhead. Walk amid rock formations that . . . — — Map (db m146599) HM|
|In 1866, a group of Mormon Cavalrymen noted this valley, while in pursuit of Indians during the Black Hawk War.
In February, 1875, a company of men came from Beaver, Utah and explored the valley. The first permanent settlers came from Beaver, . . . — — Map (db m74744) HM|
|In 1876-77 Escalante Pioneers erected a log building, 36 x 18 feet, located 20 feet west of this marker. The logs 18 inches in diameter came from Cyclone Lake Mountain by ox team. They were hewn by hand, fastened with oak pins, morticed ends and . . . — — Map (db m74745) HM|
| Homeland for Many Cultures People have lived in, named, and known this landscape for more than 11,000 years. Artifacts of their lives surround you. Ancient Puebloan peoples came to and through here from many places speaking many languages. . . . — — Map (db m146600) HM|
|This structure, the second public building in Escalante, was erected in 1884 of native stone by Mormon pioneers under the direction of Bishop Andrew P. Schow, Edwin Twitchell and Thomas Heaps. The stone mason was Morgan Richards. It was used to . . . — — Map (db m74746) HM|
|The isolated trails between Boulder and Escalante, Utah, were important in the history of the two towns. The foot trail, used by Indians for centuries, connected the two areas and was known as the Death Hollow Trail. Mules, horses, or people . . . — — Map (db m74759) HM|
|Escalante's first church stood on or near this spot. It was a two-story building made of white sandstone. The upper floor was used as the LDS Chapel and for recreational purposes; the lower floor provided classrooms for church organizations and at . . . — — Map (db m74748) HM|
| The Last Frontier ”No animal without wings could cross the deep gulches in the sandstone basin at our feet. The stream which we had followed and whose course soon became lost in the multitude of chasms before us was not the one we were . . . — — Map (db m146681) HM|