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Gunnison, Utah Historical Markers

 
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By Jerry Klinger
“Back to the Soil” Marker
Utah (Sanpete County), Gunnison — “Back to the Soil”
From the beginning of the Common Era and into the nineteenth century, European Jews were prohibited from owning land. By necessity, Jews abandoned an agrarian existence and turned to a more urban way of life, becoming instead shopkeepers, peddlers, . . . — Map (db m134344) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Gunnison — Casino / Star Theatre
The Casino Theatre, constructed in 1912, is historically significant as the best example of “high style” architecture in Gunnison and as the first and only theatre constructed in the town. A two-story rectangular building with its narrow . . . — Map (db m74906) 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), Gunnison — Life on the Land
In 1911, the Jewish Agricultural and Colonial Association of Philadelphia purchased 6,085 acres of land and water rights from the Utah State Land board for the agricultural experiment that they would name Clarion. Members of the association tasked . . . — Map (db m134341) HM
Utah (Sanpete County), Gunnison — The Colonists of Clarion
For the Jewish settlers who came to Utah, Clarion was not just a theoretical experiment; it was a real opportunity to escape the poverty and stress of life in the ghettos of the eastern cities, for themselves as well as their families. As the . . . — Map (db m134343) HM

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