Commemorating the beginning in America of Modern Irrigation in this vicinity on July 23 and 24, 1847, by the "Mormon" pioneers.
"Encamped near the bank of a beautiful creek of pure, cold water. · · In about two hours after our arrival we began to plow, and the same afternoon built a dam to irrigate the soil."
"July 24th · · This forenoon commenced planting our potatoes after which we turned the water upon them and gave the ground quite a soaking."
Orson Pratt thus records compliance with the instructions of Brigham Young, who with the main company, arrived about the time the irrigation began.
This tablet is within the half-acre of ground first plowed, as identified by William Carter who held the plow.
Placed by the Utah State Conference, Daughters of the American Revolution, July 23; 1931.
" The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose." Isaiah 35;1.