Promised Land

Promised Land (HMR1Z)

Location: Hurricane, UT 84737 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.011', W 112° 59.253'

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The early Mormon settlers of Springdale and other Virgin River communities were resourceful and enterprising farmers. Taking advantage of the natural water resources available on the canyon floor, they dug irrigation systems and planted corn, vegetables, fruit, and tobacco. Timber was harvested from atop the plateaus and livestock grazed in the canyons and on the surrounding mesas.

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When the settlers first arrived, the high plateaus around Zion were thickly forested with old-growth ponderosa pine. Before this valuable resource could be harvested, a method had to be found for moving timber from the mesa tops down into the valley.

The pioneers first tried rolling logs off the canyon rims, but they shattered to kindling on impact thousands of feet below. Then a local man named David Flanigan devised an ingenious mechanism of pulleys and cables to carry cut boards from a sawmill atop the plateau to the canyon floor. The Zion Cableworks operated for 26 years before being abandoned in 1927.
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HM NumberHMR1Z
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 323610 N 4118929
Decimal Degrees37.20018333, -112.98755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.011', W 112° 59.253'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 0.66" N, 112° 59' 15.18" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4486 Pa'rus Trail, Hurricane UT 84737, US
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