In Honor of Chief Toquer

In Honor of Chief Toquer (HM14E7)

Location: Toquerville, UT 84774 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 15.29', W 113° 17.102'

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In early June 1854, eight members of the Southern Utah Indian Mission left Harmony to visit Toquer, chief of the Paiute Indian band living on lower Ash Creek. Chief Toquer's tribe referred to themselves as Paiute, Toquit, or Toquart Indians. They lived and cultivated a small piece of ground along Ash Creek in a small valley called Toquer, which means black in Paiute. Their homes were tents of leaves formed over a framework of cane and willows. In response to Chief Toquer's friendly reception, the missionaries promised to return. They returned in 1857, several families built homes near Toquer's village along Ash Creek.

Chief Toquer was considered by early settlers as an enlightened Indian, a friend with clean habits. He showed great love and concern for his people, encouraging them to learn and grow with the times by welcoming outsiders into their land. This monument is dedicated to the man our city named after - Chief Toquer.
HM NumberHM14E7
Year Placed2009
Placed ByEagle Scout Project by Koy Gubler
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 10:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 297352 N 4125589
Decimal Degrees37.25483333, -113.28503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.29', W 113° 17.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 17.40" N, 113° 17' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-218 N Toquerville Blvd, Toquerville UT 84774, US
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