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Parowan, Utah Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, August 29, 2012
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Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Birthplace of Southern Utah
Welcome to the Birthplace of Southern Utah January 13, 1851 — Map (db m59581) 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 — Jesse N. Smith Home
Dedicated to the memory of Mary Aikens Smith and her sons Jesse Nathaniel and Silas Sanford and to the memory of All the pioneer settlers who founded Parowan in 1851 Constructed 1856-58 by Jesse N. Smith Restored 1967 by . . . — Map (db m59602) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Iron-1 — Jesse N. Smith Home Utah Historic Homes Century Register —
Built by: Jesse N. Smith, 1856-57 Registered by: Jesse N. Smith Family, 2/3/71 Construction notes: Original portion made of adobe brick. — Map (db m59603) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — John C. Freemont Memorial
Seeking a suitable railroad route through the central Rockies, John C. Freemont and Company reached Parowan February 6, 1854. These are Freemont's own words, "We were all so feeble we could barely drag ourselves down the trail, but the Mormons . . . — Map (db m59610) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Memorial to Horace and Hannah Leavitt Fish
Early Settlers of Parowan. Horace Fish born 6 Jan 1799 Hatley, Stanstead, Quebec, Son of joseph and Sally Spear Fish. Married Hannah Leavitt on 18 July 1825. Hannah Leavitt born 26 Dec 1850 in Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, daughter of . . . — Map (db m2253) 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 — Parley P. Pratt 1807–1857
As a young man, Parley P. Pratt left his farming roots to become a traveling preacher, during which time he was converted and baptized into the Mormon Church. As a faithful saint, Pratt went on a number of Church missions, served as a member of the . . . — Map (db m1424) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Parowan Cotton Factory
On this site, in 1862 the first Cotton Factory was erected in the west. Designed and operated by William Marsden and owned by Ebenezer Hanks. Here the first ball of Cotton Yarn was made west of the Mississippi River. Girls That Worked in the . . . — Map (db m59601) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Paulina Eliza Phelps Lyman "Aunt Pliny" 1856 – 1912 —
Wife of apostle Amasa Mason Lyman "Aunt Pliny" was Parowan's first doctor and midwife. She was sent by Brigham Young to care for the Parowan pioneers. "Aunt Pliny" was a woman of great faith, one whose testimony and resolve blessed the lives of . . . — Map (db m59579) 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 — 62 — Pioneer Sundial
Parowan was founded January 13, 1851 by settlers from northern communities under the leadership of George A. Smith. Among the early structures were a large liberty pole and a sundial. This marker designates the site of the community sundial . . . — Map (db m59612) 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 (Iron County), Parowan — Southern Expedition, 1849-1850
In 1849, the Southern Expedition led by Parley P. Pratt, left Salt Lake City with instructions from Mormon President Brigham Young to search for colonization sites and iron ore deposits. Pratt, a Mormon explorer, led 50 men on an extensive . . . — Map (db m1423) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — Southern Utah Expedition of 1849 Parley P Pratt
Southern Utah Expedition of 1849 Realizing the limited resources for pioneer settlements in the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding settlements in 1849, and the potential of many more immigrants arriving in the next few years, Brigham Young . . . — Map (db m59582) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — The Spanish Trail
Between 1829 and 1848, traders from Santa Fe used the Spanish Trail which passed through Parowan to transfer dry goods and captured Indian slaves to Los Angles, where they were exchanged for horses. The trail was pioneered between 1776 and 1831 . . . — Map (db m59580) HM
Utah (Iron County), Parowan — William and Julia Lyman House Utah Historic Site
Constructed c. 1895, the William and Julia Lyman House is a type known as a central passage, where a central hallway divides the two equally sized main-floor rooms. The Lyman House is one of only a few of this type remaining in Parowan. The central . . . — Map (db m59600) HM

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