Between 1820 and 1860, explorers and settlers followed a route to California which passed this site. One group, the Donner-Reed party, inched their way through rugged Hastings Pass only to face tragedy in the High Sierras.
Now wild horses . . . — — Map (db m67527) HM
This hallowed place was dedicated on August 28, 1890 by President Wilford Woodruff for all the nations in the isles of the seas, the Polynesian pioneers, their descendants and the faithful Church leaders who left their home in the mid 1800’s and . . . — — Map (db m1259) HM
Mormon Church converts from Polynesia settled in Skull Valley in 1889–1917, working for the Church-owned Iosepa Agriculture and Stock Company.
Their settlement located ½ mile to the southwest, and named Iosepa (Joseph) after Joseph . . . — — Map (db m1374) HM
This lonely fire hydrant serves as a land marker for the town site of Iosepa, Utah, located on the desert floor between Cedar Mountain and the Stansbury Range in Skull Valley. Iosepa was named after Joseph F. Smith, 6th president of the L.D.S. . . . — — Map (db m1276) HM
Goshute people were one band of many Shoshone Indians
living in the Great Basin Region
The term "Gosiute" means "Kusiutta" describing their original dusty, well-traveled look. Goshute people inhabited the lush riparian areas of the region . . . — — Map (db m74276) 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
The airmen’s dining hall (building #2515), remains as one of the most complete buildings on their air base. Squadron insignias currently plainted on the walls, are from the military groups using the base after WW II. Military meals were always an . . . — — Map (db m1346) HM
This hangar is the only steel vaulted-roof hangar at the base. Built specifically to house the new B-29 aircraft, it is 200 feet by 228 feet. With offices in the side wooden ‘lean–to’ buildings, there are 53,400 square feet total in the . . . — — Map (db m1354) HM
A community, such as the one created by the military in Wendover, wouldnot have been complete without a base chapel for the spiritual guidance of men and women assigned to the base.
Chaplains were needed to assist in the mental and moral . . . — — Map (db m1460) HM
You are looking at building #800, a squadron hangar, built of wood from standard plans for an OBH-2. Four of these hangars were built in 1942 and 1943. Each one faces the airport anchorage apron and has ten rolling doors that opened up to . . . — — Map (db m1331) HM
The salt flats were formed as ancient Lake Bonneville slowly evaporated and deposited concentrations of salt onto this playa. Shorelines carved into the mountainsides are visible to the north along the Silver Island range and extend to the Salt Lake . . . — — Map (db m105238) HM
Standing watch for years, this original tower is a historic landmark for the airport, Working with only radio and runway lighting, air controllers directed the heavy air traffic of the airfield. This tower did not have radar installed during the . . . — — Map (db m1353) HM
On June 17, 1914, the first transcontinental telephone line was completed near this point on the border of Nevada and Utah at Wendover. Construction forces of the Bell Telephone Company of Nevada and the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph . . . — — Map (db m67176) HM
Welcome to Wendover Airport, the historic airfield where the most heavy bomber crews were trained, including the crews of the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car B-29 bombers that flew the atomic missions over Japan.
Twenty-one heavy bomber squadrons and . . . — — Map (db m1330) HM
Looking south, there are several bunkers visible which were used to store the munitions used in training. Buildings to the right of the bunkers were used late in the wartime period for the development of the atomic bombs, Little Boy & Fat Man as . . . — — Map (db m71463) HM
Utah's famed measured mile is located approximately seven miles beyond this marker, well in front of the mountains you see on the horizon. The elevation along that course is approximately 4,218 feet above sea level. *** The total length of the . . . — — Map (db m67177) HM