Father Escalante ~ 16
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 09.788 W 110° 23.626
12T E 551624 N 4446039
Quick Description: Father Escalante was one of the first Europeans to pass through the area around Duchesne.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 9:59:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMDJJ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 8

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 16
Erected Oct. 23, 1936
Father Escalante
In commemoration of the Catholic priest,
Father Escalante, who in 1776 came into Utah.
He crossed the Green River at Jensen and
camped two days at that place. His diary
shows that he camped at the junction of the
Strawberry and Duchesne Rivers one night
and then travelled northwest, up through
what he called "The Canyon of the Swallows."
This is the canyon in which Ivie's Ranch is
now located.

This became an important intersection in
pioneer days, as distances were reckoned
from this point.
Duchesne County Company

Marker Name: Father Escalante

Marker Number: 16

Marker Text:
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