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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Magna, Utah
Location of Magna, Utah
► Salt Lake County (190) ► Davis County (16) ► Morgan County (1) ► Summit County (9) ► Tooele County (25) ► Utah County (112) ► Wasatch County (1)
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|In Commemoration of the First Communities Established on the West Side of Salt Lake Valley and the First Major Industry of Utah.
In 1853 Abraham Coon, an early Mormon pioneer, explored a canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains on the west side of . . . — — Map (db m35077) HM|
|Settlers came to this part of the valley around 1850 to farm and stock range. It was known as Pleasant Green and was part of the Brighton Ward of the Salt Lake Stake.
Traveling so far to meetings presented a problem, so members met in private . . . — — Map (db m35086) HM|
|In 1876 President Brigham Young called the women of the Relief Society to gather and store wheat to be used in times of need. Pleasant Green Relief Society was organized in 1879, Charlotte Hirst, President. June 24, 1885, a rock granary built on . . . — — Map (db m35076) HM|
|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|
|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|