DUP marker hon­ors pi­o­neers

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Judy El­sner DUP Public Re­la­tions

One of the ob­jec­tives of the Daugh­ters of the Utah Pi­o­neers is to pre­serve old land­marks and mark his­tor­i­cal places. One way this is done is by plac­ing mark­ers at sites im­por­tant to the his­tory of the area. Springville has one such marker at the cor­ner of 200 North and 200 West. It is there mark­ing the site where the pi­o­neers camped the first night when they ar­rived in the Springville area on Septem­ber 18, 1850. This is the day we cel­e­brate Springville’s birth­day.

This marker was erected in Septem­ber 1949. The lo­cal DUP or­ga­ni­za­tion re­quested the city coun­cil to pass a res­o­lu­tion to al­low them to place this marker. It was built by Wil­lis John­son with as­sis­tance from Mar­ion John­son and James An­drea­son. The ded­i­ca­tion of the marker took place at Springville’s Cen­ten­nial Com­mem­o­ra­tion on Septem­ber 17, 1950. Mary Smart, cap­tain of the Spring Creek DUP Camp, or­ga­nized the ded­i­ca­tory cer­e­mony. The in­scrip­tion marker reads:

Daugh­ters of Utah Pi­o­neers, No. 140, Erected Septem­ber 1949, Springville’s First Camp Site. On Septem­ber 18, 1850, the first pi­o­neers ar­rived in Springville and camped on this lot. Cov­ered with tall grasses, sup­plied with plenty of spring wa­ter and bor­dered on the east by lofty moun­tains and on the west by the sparkling wa­ters of Utah Lake, this set­tle­ment had been se­lected ear­lier by scouts for set­tle­ment. The com­pany con­sisted of Cap­tain Aaron John­son, My­ron N. Cran­dall, John W. Deal, Wil­liam Miller, Amos S. War­ren and their fam­i­lies: Martin P.. Nel­son D.. Lu­cian, D. Cran­dall and Charles War­ren.

The Daugh­ters of the Utah Pi­o­neers Springville/Maple­ton Com­pany and Cot­ton­wood Camp thank the fam­ily of Russ and Suzanne Far­rer for their help in main­tain­ing the area around the marker next to their prop­erty. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Pi­o­neer Mu­seum at 175 N. Main Springville, phone 491-2076.

This DUP Marker is found in Springville mark­ing the place where pi­o­neers camped the first night af­ter they ar­rived in Springville.

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