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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Syracuse, Utah

 
Clickable Map of Davis 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 Davis County, UT (32) Box Elder County, UT (66) Morgan County, UT (1) Salt Lake County, UT (233) Tooele County, UT (25) Weber County, UT (28)  DavisCounty(32) Davis County (32)  BoxElderCounty(66) Box Elder County (66)  MorganCounty(1) Morgan County (1)  SaltLakeCounty(233) Salt Lake County (233)  TooeleCounty(25) Tooele County (25)  WeberCounty(28) Weber County (28)
Location of Syracuse, Utah
    Davis County (32)
    Box Elder County (66)
    Morgan County (1)
    Salt Lake County (233)
    Tooele County (25)
    Weber County (28)
 
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1Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — “Our Home So Dear”
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
2Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Bailers
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
3Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Brine Shrimp and the Great Salt Lake
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
4Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Combines
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
5Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Fielding Garr RanchA Timeline of History
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
6Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Historical Wilcox CabinWilliam H. & Emily Barber Wilcox
“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
7Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Hollywood Comes to Antelope Island
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
8Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Horse-Drawn Wagons
Residents used horse-drawn wagons on the island from 1848 through the 1960s due to the prohibitive cost of hauling fuel to Antelope Island. Horse and wagon were used year-round to haul supplies anywhere they were needed. In the . . . Map (db m171427) HM
9Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Island Adventures
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
10Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Our Desert Island Home
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. Frary Family Father-George Isaac Frary B. Nov. 18, 1854 in Madison, Wisconsin . . . Map (db m172272) HM
11Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Rippers
Employees of the Island Improvement Company 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
12Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Sickle Mowers
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
13Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — 154 — Syracuse First Social Center
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
14Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — The Fielding Garr Ranch
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
15Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — 450 — The Old Emigrant Road
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
16Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — The Road To Nowhere
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. Getting Underway . . . Map (db m172641) HM
17Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Tractors
After 1900, farming activities increased on the Island. 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
18Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Transportation
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
19Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Trucks
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
20Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Welcome to the Frary Homestead
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
 
Jun. 18, 2021