Modern Irrigation

Modern Irrigation (HM8B)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.781', W 111° 53.241'

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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.
HM NumberHM8B
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1931
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425105 N 4512828
Decimal Degrees40.76301667, -111.88735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.781', W 111° 53.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 46.86" N, 111° 53' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 E Broadway, Salt Lake City UT 84111, US
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