Under the leadership of Brigham Young the “Mormon” pioneers exploring their way to the valley of The Great Salt Lake passed here July 15 to 20, 1847. Orson Pratt’s advance company reached here July 15, others following at intervals. The rear company, including Brigham Young, who was ill with mountain fever encamped near here July 20.

The trail turned to the left at this point to avoid Weber Canyon, the impassable to wagon trains, ascending Henefer Creek to its head and passing thence into East Canyon approximately along the route now traversed by the highway.

This historic marker is U.P.T.L.A. Marker # 4 and a pony express trail marker and it is located at the southwest corner of 100 North and Main Street in Henefer, Utah.

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