Father Escalante

Father Escalante (HM1DQC)

Location: Duchesne, UT 84021 Duchesne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 9.788', W 110° 23.626'

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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 reckond from this point.

Duchesne County Company
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series, and the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition series.
Marker Number16
Year Placed1936
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 551624 N 4446039
Decimal Degrees40.16313333, -110.39376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.788', W 110° 23.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 47.28" N, 110° 23' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 327 State Rte 399, Duchesne UT 84021, US
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