Escalante ~ 94
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 46.216 W 111° 36.129
12S E 446968 N 4180496
Quick Description: This historical marker, erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, is mounted on a stone monument on Main Street.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2013 11:54:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMJQDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 6

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 94
Erected 1947

In 1866 a group of Mormon Cavalrymen noted this valley, while in pursuit of Indians, during the Black Hawk War.

In February, 1875, a company of men came from Beaver, Utah and explored the valley. The first permanent settlers arrived November 1875.

The town site was surveyed, homes built and a bowery erected.

July 4, 1876, in absence of a better flag, they hoisted a striped Navajo blanket.

The city was named for Father Escalante, a Spanish priest who visited Utah in 1776.

Organized as a Latter-day Saint Ward August 5, 1877.

Escalante Camp · · · Garfield County

Marker Name: Escalante

Marker Number: 94

Marker Text:
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