Discovery of Zion Canyon

Discovery of Zion Canyon (HM1F1T)

Location: Springdale, UT 84767 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 11.345', W 112° 59.893'

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In 1858, Nephi Johnson, one of Brigham Young's scouts, with a party of Indian guides arrived at the mouth of the canyon. Due to superstition, the Indians refused to enter the canyon. Nephi Johnson, alone, followed up river to the Narrows, a place "where the sun is seldom seen," returning to the mouth at nightfall. Isaac Buhannin, an early settler, seeing the spires remarked, "Surely this is God's first temple and should be called Zion." William Heaps helped to build homes for the early settlers in the canyon.
HM NumberHM1F1T
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number42
Year Placed1938
Placed ByZion Park Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 322637 N 4117718
Decimal Degrees37.18908333, -112.99821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 11.345', W 112° 59.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 11' 20.70" N, 112° 59' 53.58" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 866 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale UT 84767, US
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