First Cedar Encampment ~ 418
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 42.020 W 113° 03.818
12S E 318074 N 4174570
The first encampment at Cedar City was established during a snowstorm in November of 1851.
Waymark Code: WMB5QE
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 04/08/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
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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 camped overnight on Summit Creek. Late in the afternoon of Nov. 11th, after driving in a snowstorm, they took refuge in the cove of this knoll. They set their wagon boxes on the ground in a line, protected them with brush enclosures, and began building a stockade. Within two weeks, the remainder of the company arrived. They lived in this encampment throughout the winter, made many explorations and preparations necessary to manufacture iron, built a fort and homes on the Wm. H. Dame Survey to the west of the knoll and moved there April 1852. Other contingents of hand-picked immigrants were called periodically from England, Scotland and Wales to assist them.

No. 418 - - Iron Mission Camp ~ Coal Creek Camp ~ Aunt Margaret Pryor Camp

Marker Name: First Cedar Encampment

Marker Number: 418

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