The Tunnel Builders ~ 142
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 38° 56.930 W 111° 12.740
12S E 481600 N 4311119
Quick Description: The construction of a 1200 foot water supply tunnel with just primitive tools was a remarkable achievement.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2012 6:03:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMDK1G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 3

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 142
Erected Sept.,1949
The Tunnel Builders
From 1885 to 1889, the pioneers who located
on the Muddy three miles north east from
the town of Emery, built in their poverty a
tunnel 1200 feet long through blue slate
rock to bring water to the town. Their only
tools were pick and shovel and blasting
powder. They hauled dirt out in a two wheeled
cart and sank three shafts to hoist dirt in
wooden buckets by horse power. Their
living quarters were dugouts along the
creek.
Camp Muddy Creek
Marker Name: The Tunnel Builders

Marker Number: 142

Marker Text:
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