Hurricane Pioneers ~ 20
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N 37° 10.560 W 113° 17.320
12S E 296819 N 4116849
Hurricane was named after a freak windstorm that tore the top off the buggy of early settlers of the area.
Waymark Code: WMB5RG
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 04/08/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
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Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 20
Erected Sept. 25, 1937

Hurricane Pioneers
In 1863 settlers on the upper Virgin
River whose lands were being washed
away, made preliminary surveys for
irrigating and occupying these lands.
Erastus Snow, David H. Cannon and Nephi
Johnson came down the hill over an old
Indian trail, with a heavy buggy drawn by
mules, using ropes to keep it from tipping.
A whirlwind took the top off the buggy.
Erastus Snow exclaimed, "Well, that was
a hurricane. We'll name this Hurricane
Hill." The fault, bench and town were
named from this event.
Hurricane Camp
Marker Name: Hurricane Pioneers

Marker Number: 20

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