Alpine Pioneer Relic Hall - 432
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 27.233 W 111° 46.664
12T E 434054 N 4478426
This historical marker commemorates the Alpine Pioneer Relic Hall, which was completed 150 years ago in 1863. It is located in the central area of Alpine, Utah.
Waymark Code: WMHD8E
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 06/26/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 5

This Daughters of Utah Pioneers historical marker is attached to the Alpine Pioneer Relic Hall, the namesake of the marker. It is located at 50 North Main Street, in Alpine, Utah. The marker reads:


Construction started on this second public building in 1857 and this building was dedicated by President Brigham Young in 1863. The dimensions of this structure are 21' x 32', with the foundation walls 28" thick and the walls above the ground 18" thick. A sawmill was built in the Grove to produce lumber and shingles; the limestone came from Box Elder and Wordsworth Canyons; the rocks were hauled by oxen over the snow from nearby mountains. Many worked on this building for days at a time without adequate food and other necessities. In 1867, the rough, rock walls were plastered with a granite splash coating. This is the last remaining structure built within the Old Fort wall and cost $3,300.00. This building was used not only as a place of worship, but also for community, recreational and social purposes. From 1872 to 1936, it was Alpine's City Hall. From 1863 to 1900, it served as a schoolhouse. In 1906 electric lights replaced coal oil lamps and candles.

Since 1936 it has been the home of the Mountainville Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and houses its pioneer records, artifacts and pictures.

No. 432 1986 Mountainville Camp

"The public is invited to visit and gain a greater appreciation and understanding of Alpine’s past. Become acquainted with Alpine's early “builders.”

Tours are free and are conducted by dedicated guides from each of Alpine’s four Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) camps. Don’t let summer slip by without taking advantage of this wonderful experience.

Alpine’s historic Pioneer Relic Hall will be open every Saturday morning from 10 am to 12 pm during the months of June, July, and August." (visit link)
Marker Name: Alpine Pioneer Relic Hall

Marker Number: 432

Marker Text: Not listed

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