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Location: Kanab, UT 84741 Kane County
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N 37° 2.983', W 112° 31.832'

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From 1870 to 1876 Major Wesley Powell and assistant Almon H. Thompson of the U.S. Colorado River Explorations, established headquarters at Kanab. On this spot they erected a stone foundation and raised a tent which housed a telescope, by which means the meridian was established. During the winter of 1872 and 1873 the first map of Grand Canyon was made and Major Powell gave the canyon its name. Frederick S. Dellanbough wrote the name on the first map. The men of Kanab helped in the work and were faithful, agreeable and competent.
Marker Number208
Year Placed1955
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers, Kanab Camp, Kane County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 363903 N 4101482
Decimal Degrees37.04971667, -112.53053333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.983', W 112° 31.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 58.98" N, 112° 31' 49.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32-98 N 100 W, Kanab UT 84741, US
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