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Daughters of Utah Pioneers Historical Markers

Markers reflecting primarily Mormon history.254 markers matched your search criteria. The first 200 markers are listed. Next 54
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2010
Pioneer Public Buildings Marker
Arizona (Apache County), St. Johns — 194 — Pioneer Public Buildings
The old "Bowery" was the first place of worship used by the members of the Latter Day Saints Church who came to St. Johns in 1879-1880. The Assembly Hall, located on the northwest corner of the public square was erected in 1882. It was built of logs . . . — Map (db m36586) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Marble Canyon — 350 — Lee's Ferry
John D. Lee settled here in Dec. 1872 and established ferry service thirteen months later. After her husband's death, Warren M. Johnson ran the oar-driven ferry for Emma Lee, 1875 to 1879, when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . . . — Map (db m41997) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 532 — Arizona's Honeymoon Trail
For nearly forty years, couples from Arizona settlements left their homes each fall after harvest and traveled 400 miles to St. George, Utah. Winding slowly through desert and steep canyons, crossing barren plateaus, and passing rivers and pools of . . . — Map (db m27552) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — 169 — Mesa
Early in 1878 a hardy band of Mormon pioneers arrived on this mesa. With a straight edge and a spirit level they proved the feasibility of using the ancient Montezuma Canal to bring life-giving irrigation water from the Salt River to the desert . . . — Map (db m27551) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Phoenix — 344 — Arizona's Pioneer Women
Before 1875 hundreds of heroic women came to Arizona from the East and South. From this group came Arizona's first schoolteachers and the publisher of the first newspaper. In 1876 a group of pioneer women and their families came from the north, . . . — Map (db m27385) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Joseph City — 173 — The Old Fort
A group of colonists called by Brigham Young, under the leadership of William C. Allen settled here March 24, 1876. They erected a fort of cottonwood logs and mud on this site. It was first known as Allen's Camp. In 1878 the name was changed to St. . . . — Map (db m36386) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Lakeside — 436 — Lakeside
A pioneer wagon road came through this area and went to Fort Apache, established in 1870. Hay, which was delivered to the fort, was one of the few cash crops in those early days. The road is now covered by Rainbow Lake. Early sheepmen first . . . — Map (db m36741) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Show Low — 250 — Showlow Valley Settlement
In 1870 Corydon E. Cooley, a government scout and Marion Clark entered this valley and located ranches. Cooley built a log house on the hill. By 1876 many families came, including Alfred Cluff, David E. Adams, Thomas W. Adair, Heber Dalton and . . . — Map (db m36663) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — 548 — The Settlers of Binghampton, Arizona
The first members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to enter what is now Arizona were remnants of the Mormon Battalion. They arrived in the Valley of the Tucson Basin December 17, 1847, prepared for battle. However, the Mexican . . . — Map (db m94443) HM
California (Alameda County), Fremont — 490 — Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes
[Side A:] Mormon Pioneers Mormon pioneers traveled far in search of a land where they could worship God in an environment of religious tolerance. Named below are some of the pioneers who settled in Washington Township. They sailed . . . — Map (db m28707) HM
California (Alameda County), Fremont — 246 — Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel
Approximately one mile west John M. Horner built the first American schoolhouse non-Catholic chapel in Centerville, Alameda County, 1850. Said to be the first Latter Day Saint Chapel in California. A small structure with three windows in the side . . . — Map (db m26629) HM
California (Amador County), Kit Carson — 338 — Tragedy SpringNo 338 — Erected 1967
This campsite on the Kit Carson Emigrant Trail was a resting place for California settlers. It was named by members of the Mormon Battalion enroute to Salt Lake Valley. Three of their men, serving as advance trail scouts, were murdered here by . . . — Map (db m21273) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Fort MoorePioneer Memorial and Park
On this site stood Fort Moore built by the Mormon Battalion during the War with Mexico This memorial honors the troops who helped to win the South West. The Flag of the United States was raised here on July 4th 1847 by United . . . — Map (db m81688) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — 240 — Mormon Island
Early in 1848 W. Sidney S. Willis (ES) and Wilford Hudson, members of the Mormon Battalion, set out from Sutter’s Fort to hunt deer. Stopping on the South Fork of the American River, they found gold. They told their story on returning to the Fort . . . — Map (db m17637) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sloughhouse — 382 — Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery
Thomas Rhoades (Rhoads) and others left Iowa as an exploring group with permission of Mormon authorities. Traveled with Donner Reed Party from Missouri to Hastings Cut-off. Rhoades, wife, 14 children arrived Sacramento Valley Oct. 1846, first Mormon . . . — Map (db m28297) HM
California (San Bernardino County), San Bernardino — 302 — Settlement of San Bernardino
(top-center plaque) In March 1851 Charles C. Rich and Amasa M. Lyman, apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, left Utah with 437 people "to establish a stronghold for the gathering of saints in California." Jefferson . . . — Map (db m120645) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 7 — Mormon Battalion
No. 7 Dedicated in commemoration the heroic sacrifice and history-making achievements of the Mormon Battalion "whose march over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego help to win California for the Union and open a . . . — Map (db m51992) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Ship Brooklyn
Commemorating the landing at this point of the ship Brooklyn, July 31, 1846. A 370 ton vessel, carrying Mormon Colonists and crew of nearly 300 under the leadership of Samuel Brannan. In the hold was a printing press, 179 books for education . . . — Map (db m72005) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Lathrop — 437 — The Comet – 1846 – First Sail Launch
First known sail launch to ascend San Joaquin River from San Francisco landed here autumn 1846. Carried 20 Mormon pioneers who founded New Hope agricultural project on the Stanislaus. Yoke of oxen and span of mules driven from Marsh’s Landing . . . — Map (db m11385) HM
California (San Joaquin County), Ripon — 436 — New Hope – 1846First Wheat
Approximately six miles west, 20 Mormon pioneers from ship Brooklyn founded first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley. Planting first wheat; also crops they irrigated by the pole and bucket method. Erected three log houses, operated . . . — Map (db m19516) HM
California (Santa Cruz County), Davenport — Don Gaspar de PortoláCañada de la Salud
Near this spot, October 20-23, 1769 Don Gaspar de Portolá And his land expedition, seeking Monterey Bay, camped for three days to rest those sick. Because of their rapid recovery, Father Crespi named the valley Cañada de la Salud On . . . — Map (db m62418) HM
Colorado (Douglas County), Parker — 559 — Cherry Creek CampDouglas County 20 Mile Camp
In 1846 the unsettled area that is now Parker, Colorado, consisted of wild open plains, inhabited only by local Indian tribes and passing trappers and traders. The Crosby-Brown Company, otherwise known as the Mississippi Saints, and detachments of . . . — Map (db m97420) HM
Idaho (Ada County), Boise — 156 — L.D.S. Pioneers of Boise
Soon after the discovery of Gold in Northern Idaho (1862) the City of Boise was founded (1863). Its first people were the U.S. Cavalry, Merchants, Mining and Stockmen. Although a few Mormons from Utah had previously lived in this valley, it was not . . . — Map (db m125829) HM
Idaho (Bannock County), McCammon — 560 — McCammon Railroad Center
The development of McCammon was closely associated with the transportation industry. William Murphy, in early 1863, built the first toll bridge, and McCammon became the nucleus of the Overland Stage Lines. H.O. Harkness acquired the toll bridge . . . — Map (db m108262) HM
Idaho (Bannock County), Pocatello — 291 — Utah & Northern Railroad
This monument marks the route of the first Idaho railroad. The Utah & Northern narrow gauge was started as a Mormon co-op at Ogden, Utah in 1871. It reached Franklin, Idaho in 1874. Union Pacific interests extended the line to Garrison, Montana . . . — Map (db m125573) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Montpelier — 66 — Pioneer Church(was located 1/2 block east and 1/2 block north)
In the spring of 1864, fifteen families of pioneers came from Paris, Idaho and settled Clover Creek, the name used until President Brigham Young changed it to Montpelier. After building crude homes the settlers erected a large building of logs, . . . — Map (db m105874) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Paris — 289 — Our First Church
Paris, Idaho was settled in the fall of 1863. Two years later a building used for church, school and recreation was erected by James Nye and others, of logs hauled from George Sirrine's sawmill It was 20' X 60' with two large rooms and a stage at . . . — Map (db m105873) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), Paris — 441 — Thomas Sleight Cabin
The Thomas Sleight Cabin was built in the fall of 1863 by Thomas Sleight and Charles Atkins, who with their wives, Marianne and Ann, occupied it together during the first winter of the settlement of Paris, Idaho. It was first finished with a dirt . . . — Map (db m105866) HM
Idaho (Bear Lake County), St. Charles — 211 — St. Charles
In May, 1864 Brigham Young called Swan Arnell, Sr., Charles G. Keetch, Sr., Robert Pope, and Johh Windley with their families to settle here. Soon others followed. Charles Windley was the first child born in the village. The town site was surveyed . . . — Map (db m105869) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Blackfoot — 188 — Central Ferry Station
A log structure was erected one half mile north of this site in 1864, which served as a stage station. The Ben Holliday stages use it as a stopping place as did the freighters who passed this way. Mail was unofficially handled here for more than a . . . — Map (db m124480) HM
Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — 34 — Eagle Rock Meeting House
Marking the site of the first Latter-Day Saints meeting house, built in 1885. This was the first building erected in this community for religious purposes. The building was 16 X 28 feet costing $450.00, money for which was obtained by donation. . . . — Map (db m109814) HM
Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — 183 — Snake River Bridge
On December 10, 1864 a franchise was granted to Edward M. Morgan, James M. (Matt) Taylor, and William F. Bartlett to operate a ferry one and one-half miles below Cedar Island and build a bridge over Snake River at Black Canyon. Mr. Taylor selected . . . — Map (db m70571) HM
Idaho (Bonneville County), Idaho Falls — 228 — Upper Snake River Valley Irrigation
The fertile soil and abundance of water in this valley lured pioneer settlers. With small slip scrapers, hand plows, picks and shovels, they cleared sagebrush, built log homes, made canals, ditches and dams to put water on the land. One of . . . — Map (db m109710) HM
Idaho (Caribou County), Bancroft — 232 — Bancroft's First School
One block west from this site, in 1894, the pioneers of this area erected a school house built of red brick made and kilned by them. It was one room, twenty-five by forty feet. Cuss Erickson laid the brick, first teachers were Edith Townsend and . . . — Map (db m124584) HM
Idaho (Caribou County), Bancroft — 324 — Oregon Trail Campsite
After the arrival of the first settlers of Chesterfield in 1875, covered wagon trains continued to use the Old Oregon Traill of 1846 which passed this point. Tired discouraged and ill, travelers arrived here from early spring to late autumn. Local . . . — Map (db m124580) HM
Idaho (Caribou County), Bancroft — 263 — The Meeting House
In 1880, several Latter-Day Saint families settled in this valley of the Portneuf, naming the area Chesterfield. Nov. 27, 1883, a branch of the Church was organized with Judson A. Tolman presiding Elder. Labor was donated, lumber came from nearby . . . — Map (db m124581) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Burley — 75 — Starrh's Ferry
In the summer of 1880 George Starrh, a placer miner, established a ferry 4 miles west of the present city of Burley. Rich mineral mines had been discovered in the Wood River country and freight was hauled between the mines and Kelton, Utah, (the . . . — Map (db m125404) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Delco — 520 — Parting of the WaysCalifornia Road at Raft River
In 1811 the first white expedition to go through this area of the Snake River and the lower end of the Raft River Valley was the Wilson Price Hunt expedition from St. Louis to Astoria. However, the area was well known to the French and British . . . — Map (db m123843) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Malta — 513 — Where Trails Meet - Raft River Valley Trails
The Raft River Valley was used by Native Americans as a place to hunt and winter because the snow didn't lie in the valley and there was good water and plenty of grass for the animals. British and American trappers, Peter Skene Ogden, Milton . . . — Map (db m123881) HM
Idaho (Franklin County), Franklin — 93 — Old Fort of Franklin
Franklin, the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement in Idaho, was settled in 1860 by a group of Mormon Pioneer families from Utah. The fort in which they first lived was erected for protection against Indians, men standing guard outside at night . . . — Map (db m105697) HM
Idaho (Franklin County), Preston — 216 — Bear River Massacre
Very few Northwestern Shoshoni survived a battle here that turned into a massacre by Col. P.E. Connor’s California Volunteers.

In 1863, Conner and his force set out from Salt Lake City on a cold January campaign in response to friction between . . . — Map (db m44461) HM

Idaho (Franklin County), Preston — 186 — Bear River Massacre Monument — Pioneer Women
Attacks by the Indians on the peaceful inhabitants in this vicinity led to the final battle here January 29, 1863. The conflict occurred in deep snow and bitter cold. Scores of wounded and frozen soldiers were taken from the battlefield to the . . . — Map (db m105785) HM
Idaho (Franklin County), Preston — 236 — Pioneer Ferry and Bridge
Concrete shaft located one-half mile west on Bear River marks the site of the Nathan Williams Packer Toll Ferry and Bridge, one of the first on the river. The ferry operated with rope and carried equivalent of one team and wagon. In 1869 a bridge . . . — Map (db m48977) HM
Idaho (Franklin County), Preston — 16 — The Battle of Bear River
The Battle of Bear River was fought in this vicinity January 29, 1863 Col. P.E. Connor, leading 300 California volunteers from Camp Douglas, Utah against Bannock and Shoshoni Indian guilty of hostile attacks on emigrants and settlers engaged about . . . — Map (db m105787) HM
Idaho (Fremont County), St. Anthony — 70 — Pioneer Meeting House
The first house of worship erected in the Upper Snake River Valley, was located approximately five and three-fourths miles west, and one and three-fourths miles south of this marker. It was completed by members of the Egin Branch of the Cache Stake . . . — Map (db m108988) HM
Idaho (Fremont County), Teton — 541 — Teton City Settlers
A group of pioneer men, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left Mendon, Cache, Utah, April 1883 and traveled to Idaho in search of new homes for their families. The company consisted of Henry Sorenson, John and Niles Peter . . . — Map (db m108349) HM
Idaho (Jefferson County), Lewisville — 230 — Lewisville
In 1882, Richard F. Jardine, Edmund, Brigham, and John Ellsworth with their families founded Lewisville. It was named in honor of Lewis and Clark Expedition and was one of the first settlements in the Snake River Valley. They cleared sagebrush, dug . . . — Map (db m124483) HM
Idaho (Jefferson County), Menan — 378 — Pooles Island - Menan
Pooles Island, first settled 1879 by members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, John R. Poole, presiding elder. Cedar Butte Ward organized 1884, Robert L. Bybee, Bishop. Long Island Canal water right decreed 1880; school began 1881; . . . — Map (db m108994) HM
Idaho (Jefferson County), Rigby — 106 — Rigby
In 1884 a group of Utah Mormons settled and pioneered this locality. The cleared sagebrush land, dug canals and erected humble log homes. The built a log room which was used for church, school and recreation. Daniel S. Robbins, a veteran, was made . . . — Map (db m124386) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — 285 — First Irrigation Project
Arriving at the headwaters of Lemhi River, a company of Latter-Day Saint men who had been called to establish a mission among the Indians proceeded approximately 30 miles downstream, selected a site for a fort and a tract of farming land, On June . . . — Map (db m123675) HM
Idaho (Lemhi County), Tendoy — 284 — Salmon River Mission
On April 7, 1855, at the conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Pres. Brigham Young called 27 elders to found a mission among the Indians of the Salmon River Country, Oregon Territory, with Thomas S. Smith in charge. . . . — Map (db m123676) HM
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 473 — Rexburg Milling Company
In the summer of 1883, William F. Rigby purchased, dismantled and moved by oxen a mill to the new community of Rexburg, establishing the only mill in southern Idaho. The mill was reconstructed on the west side of Third East, between Second and Third . . . — Map (db m42052) HM
Idaho (Payette County), New Plymouth — 352 — New Plymouth
In 1810-18 Francois Payette, Donald McKenzie, John Day, Jack Weiser, a Mr. Whitman and others, named this valley and river "Payette." In 1862 David Bivens' stage station was erected and Nathan Falk's store was opened in 1876. William E. Smythe, of . . . — Map (db m119315) HM
Idaho (Teton County), Driggs — 38 — John ColterErected Sept. 1938
Who accompanied Lewis & Clark through the Northwest in 1803-6, was the first white man to enter Teton Valley (Pierre’s Hole) in 1807 and discovered Teton Pass, Jackson Hole and the wonders of Yellowstone Park. Later called “Colter’s . . . — Map (db m84353) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Hansen — 86 — Rock Creek Station
Original building was erected by James Bascom in 1878. The first trading post west of Fort Hall. Station for Pony Express and Ben Halliday (sic, Holladay) Stage Line. The largest artery of wagon travel in United States passed here on old Oregon . . . — Map (db m125408) HM
Idaho (Twin Falls County), Twin Falls — 286 — Highland Park
Under the Homestead Act of 1880, John Lingren acquired this land, cleared the sagebrush, raised vegetables and dairy products, started a nursery, planted hundred of fruit, evergreen, shade and ornamental trees. It became Idaho Falls' first amusement . . . — Map (db m124383) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 170 — First Las Vegas Post Office
John Steele, one of the original L. D. S. missionaries, secured a mail grant for the Las Vegas Mission. The documents to establish the Post Office, and, appointing William Bringhurst Postmaster, were brought from Salt Lake City by Benjamin H Hulse, . . . — Map (db m29294) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Las Vegas — 40 — Las Vegas Fort
In 1855 Pres. Brigham Young appointed a company of men under the leadership of William Bringhurst to establish a colony at Las Vegas. The company left Salt Lake May 10 and arrived at Las Vegas June 14, 1855 and camped near this site. William . . . — Map (db m29292) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — 275 — Moapa Valley Pioneers
In 1864 Brigham Young called for settlers to colonize the Muddy (now Moapa) Valley. On January 8, 1865, eleven men and three women arrived and began the first settlement at St. Thomas, now covered by the waters of Lake Mead. Later other settlements . . . — Map (db m4039) HM
Nevada (Douglas County), Genoa — 132 — Mormon StationNo. 132 — Erected June 1949
In 1851 Col. John Reese, with a little band of eighteen men crossed the great deserts and built the first trading post in Nevada, “Mormon Station”. Later came more members of the Mormon Faith who settled and established the town of . . . — Map (db m20686) HM
Nevada (Elko County), Lamoille — 46 — Fort Halleck
Located about 500 feet south of this marker. Established July 27, 1867 by Captain S.R. Smith, built by the 200 soldiers under his command and named in honor of General H.W. Halleck, commanding the Division of the Pacific. The first buildings were . . . — Map (db m89506) HM
Nevada (White Pine County), Lund — 323 — Settlement of Lund
In 1882, Congress passed the Edmunds Act causing L.D.S. Church property to be confiscated, including cattle which the receiver leased to Nichols and Parsons. Later the law was repealed and church property returned. The lessees could not fully repay . . . — Map (db m1301) HM
New Mexico (San Juan County), Farmington — 177 — Farmington, New Mexico
First settled 1876 to 1878 by families of William and Marion B. Hendrickson, Charles and Milton Virden, Orville Pyle, A.F. Miller and William Lock. The first school-house was built in 1879; the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1886. William Lock . . . — Map (db m22805) HM
Oregon (Josephine County), Grants Pass — 524 — Mormon Sugar Beet Factory Site
On this site in 1916, the Oregon Utah Sugar Company erected a large beet factory. C.W. Nibley, director of the company and presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons/L.D.S.), oversaw the project. Nibley's sons, . . . — Map (db m112529) HM
Texas (El Paso County), El Paso — 529 — The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery
The leaders of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints were looking to Mexico as a possible colonization site. By the spring of 1875, nearly 100 pages of selected passages from the Book of Mormon had been translated into Spanish for . . . — Map (db m38069) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 64 — Beaver Stake Tabernacle
On this site in 1865-66 a tabernacle was erected by the pioneers. Built of local brick, lumber and stone. It was of pioneer architecture with a large assembly hall, gallery, full basement, a tower and large bell. This building was used for church . . . — Map (db m75614) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 570 — Beaver Territorial Courthouse
Beaver Territorial Courthouse is considered one of the finest examples of Pioneer architecture. The architect, K.A. Kletting, designed the building in the Queen Ann style with Victorian overtones. The courthouse was constructed under the direction . . . — Map (db m75581) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 327 — Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy
In 1872-73 a two and two-thirds mile square, protective military reservation was established following the request of C.M. Hawley, Associate Justice, Utah Territory. Built of native rock and lumber, it received 250 troops Sept. 7, 1873, Major John . . . — Map (db m75578) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 147 — Pioneer First Camp Ground
Near this site, Feb. 6, 1856, in zero weather, Beaver pioneers made their first camp. Prior to this, the land had been rejected as unfit for cultivation, but the amount of water available gave courage. At a mass meeting in Parowan some of the more . . . — Map (db m75615) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — Pioneer Park
Dedicated to the memory of the valiant pioneers who erected the first woolen mills in Southern Utah in 1870. It was a busy mecca, with wagons coming and going from all over the State with their goods to trade. — Map (db m75576) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Beaver — 31 — The Beaver Woolen Mills(Incorporated 1869)
On this site in 1870, in a three story building, 60 x 120 feet, the first Woolen Mills in Southern Utah operated. Machinery was brought here from New England by railroad and wagon. John Ashworth and others schooled in England in the art of wool . . . — Map (db m75577) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Cove Fort — 6 — Cove Fort
Completed April 12, 1867, by direction of Brigham Young, with L.D.S. Church funds, as a travelers way station and refuge from Indians. Ira N. Hinckley built and maintained it as a hostelry and residence until 1877. A well within the fort provided . . . — Map (db m75519) HM
Utah (Beaver County), Frisco — 268 — Frisco
A typical mining town at the foot of the San Francisco Mountain was fed by the fabulously rich Horn Silver Mine. By 1885 over $60,000,000 in zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold were hauled away by mule train and the Utah Central Railroad. Water was . . . — Map (db m78264) HM
Utah (Box Elder County), Beaver Dam — 334 — Hansen Cooperative Dairy
The Box Elder Cooperative Association was established in 1867 -68 by Lorenzo Snow, under direction of Brigham Young. In 1871 a dairy, said to be the first in Utah, was built south of Beaver Dam, near a cold water spring, Christian Hansen, operator. . . . — Map (db m44467) HM
Utah (Box Elder County), Corinne — 229 — Corinne Opera House
On this site the Corinne Opera House, for many years the largest recreation center in Utah outside of Salt Lake City, was erected in 1879. Built of red pine lumber with square nails, the leading stock companies, California bound on the new railroad, . . . — Map (db m105258) HM
Utah (Box Elder County), Corinne — 136 — The First Weather Station in Utah
In 1870 the first U.S. Government weather station in Utah was erected on this site by the War Department Signal Service, U.S. Army Division of Telegrams and Reports, for the benefit of commerce. The observer was William W. McElroy. The station was . . . — Map (db m105253) HM
Utah (Cache County), Richmond — 15 — Richmond Fort
In July 1859 under the leadership of John Bair, (interpreter and guide) sixteen families settled here, built log cabins and dugouts between City Creek and Brower Springs. The following Spring other families arrived and a permanent fort was built for . . . — Map (db m105497) HM
Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 25 — Heber C. Kimball Grist Mill
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
Utah (Davis County), Kaysville — 104 — The Weinel Mill
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
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (Duchesne County), Duchesne — 16 — Father Escalante
In commemoration of the Catholic Priest, Father Escalante, who in 1776 came into Utah. He crossed the Green River at Jensen and camped two days at that place. His diary shows that he camped at the junction of the Strawberry and Duchesne rivers . . . — Map (db m72764) HM
Utah (Duchesne County), Myton — 388 — Myton
In 1866-7, U. S. Army made road to Price and Bridge across Duchesne River. At this point Henderson’s Indian Trading Post, Caldwell’s Stage Station and a blacksmith shop were erected. 1905, Army surveyed townsite named for H. P. Myton, Supt. . . . — Map (db m72760) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Escalante — 94 — Escalante
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
Utah (Garfield County), Escalante — 266 — First Public Building
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
Utah (Garfield County), Escalante — 141 — L.D.S. Tithing Office
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
Utah (Garfield County), Escalante — 501 — Old Boulder Mail Trail
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
Utah (Garfield County), Escalante — Old White Church
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
Utah (Garfield County), Hatch — Hatch Ward Building and Bell
In 1904 the Hatch L.D.S. Ward building was erected on this lot. A vestibule was added in 1910 and the bell was purchased with donations from ward members. For many years it hung in the tower and rang out for all civic, social and church activities. . . . — Map (db m74679) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Hatch — 292 — Settlement of Hatch
In 1872 Meltiar Hatch settled at the head of the Sevier River, near the junction of Mammoth and Asay Creeks. He engaged in stock raising and operated a water-power saw mill. Soon other settlers came. Land was surveyed and irrigation ditches dug. . . . — Map (db m74677) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Panguitch — 62 — Panguitch Fort
In March, 1864, about fifty pioneers under the leadership of Jens Nielson settled Panguitch. They built a fort of logs, enclosing their homes and a building used for church, school and recreation. The town was abandoned in 1867, because of Indian . . . — Map (db m27020) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Panguitch — 166 — Panguitch Stake Tabernacle
Panguitch stake of the L.D.S. Church was organized in 1877 with James Henrie as president. In March 1880, plans were made for a stake house with George Dodds, architect, and M.M. Steel, Sr., chairman of the building. The following men were prominent . . . — Map (db m27040) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Panguitch — 442 — Panguitch Tithing Lot
During the first settlement of Panguitch, between 1864 and 1867, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints paid tithes with produce and cattle, which were kept on this lot and disbursed as needed. Barns and corrals were constructed . . . — Map (db m74680) HM
Utah (Garfield County), Tropic — 477 — Loseeville
Clifton (Loseeville) was situated in East Valley one mile east of the Pahreah River and four miles North of Cannonville. The first settlers were Ebenezer Bryce in 1876 and Daniel Goulding in 1878. They built a ditch to bring water to the valley from . . . — Map (db m74743) HM
Utah (Grand County), Moab — 181 — Early L.D.S. Church
One room of this building, formerly the L.D.S. Church, was erected in 1888. Two years later a second room was added. The bishop was Randolph Stewart; building committee: O.W. Warner, who donated the land, Henry Holyoak, and O.D. Allen; supervisors . . . — Map (db m95092) HM
Utah (Grand County), Moab — 65 — Elk Mountain Mission
In April 1855, forty one men under the leadership of Alfred N. Billings were called to establish a mission in the Elk Mountains. They left Salt Lake City May 7, 1855, arrived at Grand River June 11, and selected the site for a settlement. By July . . . — Map (db m95090) HM
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (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
Utah (Iron County), Enoch — 480 — Enoch Schoolhouse and Tithing Office
Schoolhouse - The second schoolhouse in Enoch was a two-story structure built on this site in 1917-1918. It was a brick building containing two classrooms, two libraries, two bathrooms and a furnace room. Only one room served as a classroom, and . . . — Map (db m59568) HM
Utah (Iron County), Enoch — 461 — Johnson's Fort
During the summer of 1851, a small company of men was exploring this area and discovered the springs on the bench one-fourth mile to the east. Joel H. Johnson was so impressed with the spot, that he sought and received permission from George A. . . . — Map (db m59571) HM
Utah (Iron County), Paragonah — 475 — The Tithing Lot and Relief Society Hall
Tithing Lot - Pioneer William Robb Jr. built a rock house, consisting of two rooms with a cellar, diagonally across the street from this location. It was later sold to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and became a Tithing Office . . . — Map (db m59622) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 168 — D.U.P. Relic Hall
This building, erected in 1866, served the community of Parowan for 52 years as a religious and cultural center. Later it was given by the L.D.S. Church to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, who in 1939-40 restored the old edifice and in 1949-50 . . . — Map (db m59614) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 135 — First School House and Council House in Iron County
"I commenced a grammar school in my wickiup by the light of the fire and only one grammar book." Diary of George A. Smith, February 25, 1851. The first school house, 18 x 24 feet, was built west of the Council House and dedicated December 25, . . . — Map (db m59611) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 125 — Old Comedy Hall
The Parowan Dramatic Association was organized in 1851 with Edward Dalton president, Jessie V. Smith, Joseph, Jane and Annie Fish, David and Wm. Cluff, Wm. C. McGregor and Ed Ward, members. Plays were produced in Log Council House and Rock Church . . . — Map (db m59615) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 122 — Pioneer Rock Church
This church built of sandstone brought from Parowan Canyon, started in 1863 and completed about 1876, was the religious center of Parowan Valley. The large amusement hall in the basement was used for school and dances. A stage was erected in the . . . — Map (db m59613) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — 121 — Public Works
At Parowan, a pioneer industrial center was settled in 1851. Water for manufacturing and industry was carried by wooden flume from the canyon to the fort. Along this water line industries were established known as the Public Works. Among these were . . . — Map (db m59574) HM
Utah (Juab County), Eureka — 512 — Tintic Mining District
The discovery of the outcrop of the Sunbeam Lode and the subsequent organization of the Tintic Mining District on December 13, 1869, was the beginning of a mining district which ultimately became world-famous. The name is in honor of the Ute Indian . . . — Map (db m75338) HM
Utah (Juab County), Levan — 407 — Levan
Spring 1867, Church leader Erastus Snow helped select a new site for Chicken Creek Settlement, relocated due to unfavorable living conditions. Brigham Young named it Levan. Snow appointed Wm. Morgan and James Wilson as supervisors. Early in 1868, . . . — Map (db m75457) HM
Utah (Juab County), Levan — 387 — The Walker War
In July 1853, a trade of fish for flour between an Indian and Mrs. James Ivie, ended in a skirmish; one Indian died, Chief Walker refused peace offer of ponies, beef, flour and blankets unless Mr. Ivie stood trial by Indians; raids began. Colonel . . . — Map (db m75456) HM
Utah (Juab County), Mona — 29 — Old Pioneer Cemetery
This monument is erected in memory of the pioneers buried here. There are about 20, whose resting place surrounds this monument. The first grave was that of Nancy Maria Biglow Love, who died November 27, and was buried November 28, 1852. . . . — Map (db m75292) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 434 — Burraston Ponds
Burraston Ponds was the campsite of the Escalante Expedition, 27 September 1776, from Santa Fe to the Utah Basin. Father Escalante mapped this area and named this spring "Ojo de San Pablo" or Eye of Saint Paul. The great Indian chiefs before . . . — Map (db m75277) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 196 — Early Schools
The first settlers arrived here in 1851. A one room building was erected and used for Church and School in 1852. Candice Smith and George Spencer and wife were teachers. In 1855 a schoolhouse was erected inside the fort and early teachers were: . . . — Map (db m75271) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 459 — Juab Co. Jail
This building has two markers Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker Prisoners from Juab county were first held in the basement of the Social Hall that stood on the corner of Center Street and Second East in Nephi. The next jail . . . — Map (db m75270) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 11 — Salt Creek Canyon Massacre
This monument replaces one previously erected (that crumbled through weather conditions) by Langley A. Bailey, Sr., Jacob Bowers and Henry Knowles in memory of the following pioneers: Jens Jergensen and wife, Jens Terkelsen and Christian E. Kjerulf . . . — Map (db m75247) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 2 — Salt Creek Fort
Completed in November 1854 by the Pioneers of Salt Creek (Nephi) for protection against Indians. The inclosure was 3 blocks square, from 1st West to 2nd East and from 1st North to 2nd South Streets. Markers have been placed at the corners. The . . . — Map (db m75272) HM
Utah (Juab County), Nephi — 499 — The Old Mill Wheel
In 1859, John Hoile established a flour gristmill at First South between First and Second East. The mill consisted of a small one-story frame building. On June 20, 1870, the mill was bought by John Hague who operated it until he died in 1900. The . . . — Map (db m75269) HM
Utah (Kane County), Glendale — 206 — Glendale
In 1864 John, Joseph and Robert Berry, their families and others settled in Berryville. The church called more families in 1865. The town was abandoned because of Indian depredations in 1886 when Robert, his wife, Isabell, and Joseph Berry were . . . — Map (db m74644) HM
Utah (Kane County), Glendale — 451 — United Order Woolen Mill
Built in the spring of 1882, the woolen factory was in operation until 1890. It was built under the direction of the United Order Board. Thomas Chamberlain, Bishop and President of the Board. The machinery was run by waterpower. Yarn, batting and . . . — Map (db m74675) HM
Utah (Kane County), Kanab — 228 — Honeymoon Trail
From 1877 to 1927, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled this route to be united in eternal marriage in the St. George Utah Temple. Thus, the route was named the “Honeymoon Trail.” Families came from . . . — Map (db m95008) HM
Utah (Kane County), Kanab — Kanab's All-Women Council and Mayor1912 - 1914
Luelle Atkin McAllister Councilwoman Blanche Robinson Hamblin Councilwoman Mary E. Wooley Chamberlain Mayor Tamar Stewart Hamblin Councilwoman Ada Pratt Seegmiller . . . — Map (db m41571) HM
Utah (Kane County), Mount Carmel — 485 — Settlement of Long Valley and Mt. Carmel / Dr. Priddy Meeks
Settlement of Long Valley and Mt. Carmel The first written account of the exploration of Long Valley was given by John D. Lee in 1852. Coming from Parowan, the explorers were under the direction of Bishop John R. Smith. James Lewis kept the . . . — Map (db m40584) HM
Utah (Kane County), Orderville — 28 — Cemetery at Orderville
In memory of Utah Pioneers buried in the Cemetery at Orderville. Founded in 1875. — Map (db m74641) HM
Utah (Kane County), Orderville — 258 — Old Rock Schoolhouse
In 1886-1887 after the United Order terminated, a public building was erected of native limestone and lumber from the canyon sawmill. It was used for school and church purposes. In 1938 a new schoolhouse was built and the Old Rock Building given to . . . — Map (db m74642) HM
Utah (Kane County), Orderville — Orderville Bell
On December 17, 1901, the first church in Orderville was dedicated by Apostle A. O. Woodruff of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This bell hung in the tower and was used each Sunday to call people to church. It was also used to warn . . . — Map (db m74643) HM
Utah (Kane County), Orderville — 290 — United Order Industries
On March 20, 1874, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a modern Order of Enoch, called the United Order, Israel Hoyt, first president. A community dining hall with bakery was constructed, also a garden house for seeds and . . . — Map (db m74640) HM
Utah (Kane County), Pahreah — 347 — Pahreah
In 1865 Peter Shirts made the first settlement in this area. Other pioneers followed but were forced to vacate because of Indian raids. The town was resettled upstream in 1870; church and school buildings were erected under the direction of William . . . — Map (db m40379) HM
Utah (Millard County), Delta — 553 — Deseret Relief Society Hall
The Relief Society in Deseret was first organized in September of 1877. This group of women met in each other's homes until 1878, when they had a large, one-room adobe hall built. In 1894 the members of the Relief Society decided they should . . . — Map (db m69541) HM
Utah (Millard County), Delta — 218 — Escalante Trail
Father Escalante camped here October 2, 1776. His exploring party of ten men headed by Father Francisco Dominguez and map-maker Pacheco preached to the Indians and charted a northern route between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Monterey, California. They . . . — Map (db m1439) HM
Utah (Millard County), Delta — 23 — Fort Deseret
Erected as a defense against Pahvant Indians in the Black Hawk War, completed in 18 days by 98 men. Wm. S. Hawley and Isaac W. Pierce, foremen; John W. Radford, Supt. Opening celebration July 25, 1865. The fort was 550 feet square, bastions at . . . — Map (db m69542) HM
Utah (Millard County), Delta — 447 — Gunnison Massacre Site
In 1853, Captain John W. Gunnison was selected to lead an expedition to find a trans-continental railroad route. He followed the Old Spanish Trail through Salina Canyon, over the mountains to Pahvant Valley, and upon reaching Fillmore, visited his . . . — Map (db m69536) HM
Utah (Millard County), Delta — 119 — Pioneer Cabin
This pioneer cabin was built in December 1907 by Henry J. McCullough and was the second house in the town of Melville. One month later January 18, 1908, the first Post Office was established and the name changed to Burtner. Adjoining this cabin, on . . . — Map (db m69546) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — 8 — Fillmore Pioneer Fort
This marks the Southwest corner of the Fort, built in October and November 1851 as protection from Indians, by first 17 families under direction of Anson Call, Jesse W. Fox, surveyor. About 2 city blocks in size, the front wall 8 to 10 feet high was . . . — Map (db m69583) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — 408 — Fillmore's Adobe Church
These stones, quarried in Chalk Creek and hauled by oxen in 1854, were used in the foundation of the two-storied 30 x 40 adobe church building located in the Pioneer Fort one half block east of Main Street. Remodeled into one 30 x 60 hall with oval . . . — Map (db m69580) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — Land of the Yuta
There are three markers on this kiosk Center Marker The Ute Domain First described by Spanish explorers as the YUTA Indians (pronounced Ute-ah), the ancestors of the Ute people are thought to have migrated from the . . . — Map (db m75470) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — 190 — Little Rock Schoolhouse
Fillmore was settled in 1851. Before the close of the first year the Pioneers had erected a log school room inside the fort. It had split logs for seats, a dirt roof and floor. In 1854 an adobe church was built which also served as school. In 1867 . . . — Map (db m69581) HM
Utah (Millard County), Fillmore — 7 — Utah’s First Capitol
Creating Fillmore City and Millard County the Territorial Legislature of Utah selected Pahvant Valley, as Capitol site October 29, 1851. This spot was selected by Governor Brigham Young. Construction work began in 1852. Truman O. Angell, architect . . . — Map (db m1277) HM
Utah (Millard County), Hinckley — Hinckley Schools
In 1889 the first school was held in the Benjamin W. Scott home located a mile south of the Hinckley Park. It was often referred to as "The Old Mud Temple." In 1934 this monument was placed on the site of the building by the Boy Scouts and the . . . — Map (db m69540) HM
Utah (Millard County), Holden — 3 — Cedar Springs Fort(Buttermilk Fort)
Erected 1855-56, was 150 feet long north and south by 75 feet wide. Facing each other and standing 30 feet apart were two rows of adobe houses. The gateways were in the north and south walls. Richard Johnson and William Stevens, Sr. and families . . . — Map (db m69575) HM
Utah (Millard County), Kanosh — 1867 Chief Kanosh Memorial 1976
This town was named after the Indian Chief C'nos. Born in 1821 in California, he was a stately, intelligent and loving ruler of the Indians of Pahvant Valley. He died in 1884. — Map (db m75516) HM
Utah (Millard County), Kanosh — 200 — Kanosh
The townsite of Kanosh selected by Brigham Young was surveyed in 1867. The first settlers were Noah Avery, William Penney and Baldwin Watts. Upon advice from Brigham Young, families from Petersburg, Corn Creek, added strength to the new settlement. . . . — Map (db m75517) HM
Utah (Millard County), Meadow — 191 — Settlement of Meadow
The first settlers, James and Janet Duncan with four other families came in 1857, lived in dugouts on the ridge one mile west. In 1859 a culinary water problem caused them to move east where ten families began the settlement of Meadow, so named for . . . — Map (db m75515) HM
Utah (Millard County), Oak City — 472 — Oak City / The Bell
Marker A: Oak City Oak City was named after Oak Creek, a sparkling mountain stream meandering through scrub oak and gray sagebrush. It provided water, the lifeblood of this community. Founded in 1868 by pioneers who had formerly . . . — Map (db m69573) HM
Utah (Millard County), Scipio — 234 — Settlement of Scipio
In 1860, thirteen Latter-day Saint families settled Round Valley. Brigham Young visited them in May, 1863, and advised, because of Indians, they move their settlement away from the mountain area. He accompanied the men to the center of the valley, . . . — Map (db m75459) HM
Utah (Morgan County), Porterville — 433 — Porterville
Porterville was settled by the members of the Porter Family. Sanford Porter Jr., while on duty as a scout in the winter of 1857-58, rode into a canyon so rocky and difficult to travel that he named it Hardscrabble. Here he found a stream of water . . . — Map (db m48980) HM
Utah (Piute County), Circleville — 366 — Circleville
Circleville was settled in 1864 by a group of pioneers from Sanpete County. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized a branch, William J. Allred, Presiding Elder. Land was cultivated and homes erected. In 1865 the Black Hawk . . . — Map (db m74778) HM
Utah (Piute County), Marysvale — 320 — MarysvaleDaughters of Utah Pioneers
In 1864 several families of Latter-day Saints settled in this valley but were forced to evacuate because of Indian troubles. Here in 1868 miners discovered precious metal, and took possession of the area. April 15, 1883, a branch of the L.D.S. . . . — Map (db m74781) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Herriman — 32 — Fort Herriman
This monument marks the site of Fort Herriman built in 1855 by Thomas Butterfield, Henry Herriman, Samuel Egbert, Robert Petty, and John Stocking, as protection against the Indians. The Fort was abandoned in 1858, under instructions from . . . — Map (db m35032) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Magna — 319 — Relief Society Granary
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
Utah (Salt Lake County), Murray — 259 — Pony Express Station
The pony express epoch began simultaneously April 3, 1860 with riders starting at St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. It was a 1966 mile journey and reduced the time of transmitting news across the country from approximately 21 to . . . — Map (db m124033) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Riverton — 411 — Riverton Tithing Yard Hill
In 1886, the Riverton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased choice land for a tithing yard from Samuel L. Howard Sr., located between 12400 and 12600 South, one mile northeast of this park. Members brought one tenth of . . . — Map (db m34681) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 463 — Anderson Tower
Anderson Tower was built in 1884 by Robert R. Anderson (1848-1935) a pioneer of 1867, and one of the original settlers on the north bench of Salt Lake City. The tower was patterned after similar towers Mr. Anderson had seen in Scotland as a young . . . — Map (db m124173) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 203 — Calder's Park
In the early 1860's George and Mary B. Calder built one of the first amusement parks on this spot. They cleared the land with oxen, planted grass and trees and converted a natural spring of water into a lake for boating. It was spanned by a . . . — Map (db m40229) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Chase Mill
Built in 1852 by Isaac Chase, a native of New York State who came to Utah in September 1847. His daughter Louisa drove the ox team across the plains which brought the mill stones and mill irons which were used in the manufacture of flour. In 1854, . . . — Map (db m35131) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 12 — Last Camp Site
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Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 356 — Lest We Forget
From 1847 to 1869 approximately 86,000 persons, mainly converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left their established homes to build anew in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. About 6,000 were buried along the way. . . . — Map (db m35212) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 130 — Liberty Park
The original five acre plot, located in the Big Field Survey, was assigned to Isaac Chase, a pioneer of 1847. A spring of clear water made it a verdant spot. Later he purchased three other tracts and planted seeds of locust trees around his home and . . . — Map (db m35127) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 262 — Lone Cedar Tree
Although willows grew along the banks of the streams a lone cedar tree near this spot became Utah's first famous landmark. Someone in a moment of thoughtlessness cut it down, leaving only the stump which is a part of this monument. "In the . . . — Map (db m35125) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 288 — Old City HallNow known as Council Hall
Constructed in 1864-65 at 120 East 1st South, this red sandstone building served for nearly 30 years, 1866-1894, as the seat of government. Here the Territorial Legislature met and passed laws establishing free public schools, made appropriations . . . — Map (db m34994) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 299 — Pioneer HomeIsaac Chase -- Brigham Young
This home was erected 1853-1854 by Isaac Chase who with his wife Phebe and their family came to Utah in 1847. Originally it had eight rooms, including a large kitchen with a built-in dutch oven. The adobes were made on the church farm and the small . . . — Map (db m35129) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 421 — The 18th Ward Chapel
The 18th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the original nineteen ecclesiastical wards of Salt Lake Valley, was organized Feb. 14, 1849. Early congregations consisted of families of Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and . . . — Map (db m35670) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 392 — The Constitution Revered
"I want to say to every man, the Constitution of the United States, as framed by our fathers, was dictated, was revealed, was put into their hearts by the Almighty who dwells in the heavens; and I tell you in the name of Jesus Christ it is as good . . . — Map (db m35221) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 358 — Transcontinental Railroad
As western settlement increased, the need for an overland railroad was voiced by various groups, including Utah pioneers who petitioned Congress, Mar. 1852. The Enabling Act of 1862 authorized construction. First rails laid by Central Pacific in . . . — Map (db m35805) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 295 — Utah's First Fort
On this ten acre square during the years 1847-1849 stood the first fort, historic Mormon bastion, sometimes called the "Plymouth Rock of the West." Homes were erected of logs or adobe, side by side, with the rear walls forming a protective . . . — Map (db m35280) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 314 — Warm Springs
July 26, 1847, President Brigham Young and others descended Ensign Peak and located Sulphur Springs. Thomas Bullock wrote: "About 1½ miles north of the Temple Block is a sulphur spring which I dug out and made into a beautiful place." A . . . — Map (db m124915) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — 370 — Granite Settlement
In the 1860's, a town named Granite was located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon by ore miners of Alta, Silverton, and Tannersville. Its desertion began as the mines closed about 1882. the surrounding country had been settled by Latter-day . . . — Map (db m37468) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — 470 — Mingo Smelter
The Mingo Smelter was the largest single producer in Utah of metals such as gold, silver, and lead. When it began in 1873, it was known as the Mountain Chief Smelter and was renamed the Mingo smelter in 1876 when it was expanded. By 1881 it produced . . . — Map (db m35765) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), South Jordan — 383 — South Jordan Settlement
In 1859, George A. Smith sold his Mexican Land Grant to Alexander Beckstead, who, with others, settled ½ mile to the south. They dug a five mile ditch from Jordan River, in operation since completed in 1863. Adobe Community House built, 1864. . . . — Map (db m34679) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Taylorsville — 82 — English Fort
In 1853 the settlers west of the Jordan River were advised by President Brigham Young to build a fort, to protect them from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe, with one gate surrounded two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated dwellings that . . . — Map (db m40226) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Valley City — 420 — Hunter
Homesteaders and settlers came in the 1870's to the area 4700 South to 7200 West, north to the Great Salt Lake, northeast along it's shore and the Davis County line to 4800 West and south to 4700 South. This area became Hunter Precinct in 1880 from . . . — Map (db m35101) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Blanding — 248 — Settlement of Blanding
A canal was surveyed from Johnson Creek on Blue Mountain to White Mesa; in 1902-3 lots were staked for homes. Two years later Albert R. Lyman and Family pitched first tent and settled one block west of this site. In 1907 a tent school was . . . — Map (db m95062) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Monticello — 212 — Monticello
March 12, 1887 Frederick I. Jones, Farley R. Butt, Charles E. Walton and George A. Adams came here to start the L.D.S. Blue Mountain Mission. After their families arrived they camped at Verdure the first summer. In 1888 the families of M. Peterson, . . . — Map (db m95124) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Monticello — 487 — The Spanish Trail
Kane Springs, San Juan County, was a major water stop along the historic Spanish Trail, in use from 1829 to 1848. Large trade caravans halted here and drank from the abundant spring waters. In autumn months, pack trains carried woolen textiles and . . . — Map (db m95080) HM
Utah (San Juan County), Monticello — 481 — Verdure
The oldest Mormon settlement in the Blue Mountain Region was first known as South Montezuma. Later the name was changed to Verdure after the lush green growth along the stream bed. Verdure was settled by men of the Blue Mountain Mission March 11, . . . — Map (db m95065) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Axtell — 551 — Settlement of Axtell
Axtell, originally called Willow Creek, is a wide-spread, productive farming community located on the boundary of Sanpete and Sevier Counties. It is a living monument to the rugged characteristics of the pioneers who came to this valley. Axtell was . . . — Map (db m74902) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Centerfield — 428 — Centerfield
Gunnison settlers began farming the land to the south in the early 1860's, each claiming his acreage under "Squatter's Rights" and later paying a filing fee of $1.25. Water was obtained from the Sanpitch River and fresh mountain springs. By 1877 . . . — Map (db m74903) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Centerfield — 198 — First Public Buildings
In the Early 80's Centerfield was known as "The Field" or "South Gunnison". The thirty families living there erected a public building in 1882 made of red pine logs with a slab roof covered with clay. A stone fireplace furnished the heat while the . . . — Map (db m74905) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 483 — Ephraim Pioneer Cemetery
In 1854, Ephraim's first settlers erected a one and one half acre stone fort for housing and protection against Indian attacks. A cemetery was not included in their plans. The first pioneer to die was Mr. Manwaring. Permission had been granted to . . . — Map (db m75027) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 495 — Ephraim Relief Society Granary
President Brigham Young, in 1876, gave the Relief Society sisters an assignment to store wheat for a time of need. This historic, oolite limestone building was constructed as a granary in response to this concept. Pioneer women and children followed . . . — Map (db m74995) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 384 — Ephraim Settlement
In 1852 Isaac Behunin and family came to Pine Creek. By 1854 seventy-seven families had arrived. Branch L.D.S. Church organized, Rueben W. Allred was presiding elder. Reddick N. Allred captain of militia. Ft. Ephraim incorporated as a city 1868, . . . — Map (db m75022) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 423 — Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty
The Indian War years of 1865-72 brought bitter hardships to Sanpete and other central Utah areas. Different bands of Indians stealthily attacked settlers from their mountain hideouts, then fled to safety. Twenty-seven settlements were evacuated; two . . . — Map (db m74999) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 144 — Indian Massacre
Near this spot on Tuesday, October 17, 1865, Black Hawk, a Ute chief, led his warriors out of Cottonwood Canyon foraging for cattle. They stole the entire Ephraim herd. Settlers who were working in the fields were massacred and lie buried in one . . . — Map (db m74951) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Ephraim — 201 — The Old Fort
Near this spot February 7, 1854, twenty-five men organized in military order, began the construction of a small fort for protection from the Indians. The walls, made of rock were seven feet high, almost two feet thick, and formed the outer wall of . . . — Map (db m74998) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fairview — 523 — Fairview Pioneer Cemetery
This sacred plot, laid out by Joseph Gaston Garlick, was first used in 1860. Three small children, Maria Terry, Henry Weeks Sanderson, Jr., and Lucy Jones were the first buried here. Later, John Givens, his wife, Eliza, and their son and three small . . . — Map (db m75061) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fairview — Settlement of Fairview
In 1859, a small group from Mt. Pleasant laid out a townsite here called North Bend. Later the name was changed to Fairview. During the winter rock was quarried and hauled to build a fort, and in 1860 walls of three sides were finished; the other . . . — Map (db m75063) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fayette — 409 — Warm Creek-Fayette
In 1861 Joseph Bartholomew, James Mellor and others settled here and diverted the warm creek for irrigation purposes. A branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1862 with Branch Young as President. The name of the . . . — Map (db m74909) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fayette — ZCMI Co-op Building1890s-1960
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution), "America's First Department Store". This building housed the Fayette Merc. from circa 1890s to 1986. Until 1960 it was part of the ZCMI co-operative system which served more than . . . — Map (db m74910) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fountain Green — 394 — Fountain Green
After Albert Petty surveyed this site in 1859, pioneers came, built homes, erected a meeting house of logs cut by William Gibson and Asbury Parks. In 1861, Bishop Robert L. Johnson opened first store and hotel. Polly Johnson was first Relief Society . . . — Map (db m75193) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fountain Green — Lewis Lund
This monument replaces one previously erected north of town near the site of this historical event. Over the years the original marker was weather-eroded and vandalized. Lewis Lund an eighteen year-old herdsman, along with Jasper Robertson, Swen . . . — Map (db m75191) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Fountain Green — 172 — Uinta Springs Settlement
This location, later called Fountain Green, was a favorite camping place for travelers. Sept. 30, 1853, James Nelson, Wm. Luke, Wm. Reed and Thos. Clark, while camping here with their ox teams, were killed by Indians. Under direction of Brigham . . . — Map (db m75228) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Gunnison — 110 — Gunnison
Gunnison was settled in 1859. As a precinct it was granted weekly U.S. Mail service in 1862. The Black Hawk War began in 1865. In 1867 a bastion was erected 362 feet southeast of here. It was used by Colonel Byron Pace and 1500 militia men to . . . — Map (db m74907) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Manti — 146 — Pioneer Memorial Cabin
This pioneer cabin, one of the first erected in Manti, was built inside the log fort, about 1853 by Nathaniel S. Beach. He later moved it to 104 West 2nd North where it was purchased by William and Johannah Richey, as a home for their family. At one . . . — Map (db m74949) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Moroni — 161 — Moroni Fort and Bastion
Erected in 1865 on order of General D.H. Wells to protect the settlers during the Black Hawk War. The fort covered the present City Hall Block and westward with 12 ft. rock walls supporting cabins along the inside. The bastion stood on the Lincoln . . . — Map (db m75190) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Mount Pleasant — 337 — Last Peace Treaty
On Sept. 7, 1872, the final peace treaty of the Utah Black Hawk Indian War was signed at the home of Bishop Seeley by General Henry A. Morrow, Orson Hyde, Amasa Tucker, Fredrick Olson, Reddick Allred and William S. Seeley. Representing the Indians . . . — Map (db m75172) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Mount Pleasant — 457 — Mt. Pleasant Fort
Mt. Pleasant, a small town nestled at the foot of the mountains in Sanpete County near the geographic center of Utah, was settled early in 1859. During June the men kept busy tending their crops and building a fort, twenty-six rods by twenty-six . . . — Map (db m75169) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Spring City — 158 — Spring City
This spring was long used by Indians and early scouts as a camp site. James Allred, directed by Brigham Young on March 22, 1852 led his sons and their families here to build their homes. In 1853 a large colony of Scandinavian emigrants joined them. . . . — Map (db m75059) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Spring City — 405 — Spring Town
In 1859, this area was resettled permanently by families of James Allred, Wm. Black, James Ellis, a large Danish colony of gifted craftsmen and stonemasons, and others. They surveyed the land, raised abundant crops, and became known as the . . . — Map (db m75044) HM

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