Southern Expedition, 1849-1850

Southern Expedition, 1849-1850 (HM98)

Location: Parowan, UT 84761 Iron County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 50.179', W 112° 49.652'

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In 1849, the Southern Expedition led by Parley P. Pratt, left Salt Lake City with instructions from Mormon President Brigham Young to search for colonization sites and iron ore deposits. Pratt, a Mormon explorer, led 50 men on an extensive exploration of southern Utah. The exploration concluded on this spot in 1850, with a feast and celebration. During the celebration, Pratt designated the Parowan Valley as the site from which future colonization of southern Utah would be made, and dedicated this site as "The City of the Little Salt Lake as long as the sun shone upon it." A U.S. One Star flag was raised on the Liberty Pole which still stands on the hillside directly east of here, and a fine celebration was held, a tradition carried to this day,
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HM NumberHM98
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 339184 N 4189227
Decimal Degrees37.83631667, -112.82753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.179', W 112° 49.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 10.74" N, 112° 49' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 390 Main St, Parowan UT 84761, US
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