RURAL LOCATIONS

  • Peace Treaty with Fish Lake Indians (UPTLA #6)
    Sponsor  Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, 1931
    Location  Southwestern shore of Fish Lake, Utah
    GPS  N 38° 32' 09.97", W 111° 44' 15.26", elevation 8,854 ft.

    A Peace Treaty with Fish Lake Indians was made here June 14, 1873. This treaty led up to the final treaty at Cedar Grove in Grass Valley July 1, 1873, ending the Black Hawk Indian War in Southern Utah. The plaque names those who were at the treaty council, plus a number of others unnamed. This treaty has never been broken.

RICHFIELD, UTAH

  • Historic Lime Kiln (SUP #125)
    Sponsor  Sevier Valley Chapter, 2006
    Location  One-half mile from the north Richfield off-ramp from I-15.

    This old lime kiln, now restored, is the best preserved of seven kilns constructed here during the late 1880’s. It was built by John Kyhl for Jens Larsen Jenson, a Swedish immigrant. The vital lime was used in the construction of homes, churches and schools of the early settlers. Limestone was quarried in the nearby hills, malted down in the kilns and cooled – a process that took several days. The result was a fine, white powder suitable for brick-making, mortar and plaster. Use of this kiln ended around 1905 when Mr. Jensen went blind from exposure to the extreme heat. The plaque on the accompanying monument explains the importance and use of lime in the pioneer economy. The adjacent trail and kiosk was built as an Eagle Scout project by a great-grandson of the original builder of the kiln.