Utah DAR Monuments & Markers Series Part III: Escalante Monument

This monument was dedicated on January 20, 1922 and placed by Spirit of Liberty Chapter in the northeast corner of Spanish Fork City Park to commemorate the Dominguez y Escalante Expedition of 1776 in which members searched for a route from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Spanish settlement in Monterey, California.

Spanish Priest-explorer, Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante arrived in Utah Valley on September 23, 1776 with his party.

Rededicated August 1, 1975, as part of a bicentennial project with the City of Spanish Fork.  The Monument is overseen by the Wasatch Range Chapter in Provo, Utah.