Woods Cross Posts:
Woods Cross lies near the bottom of the Great Salt Lake Basin, approximately eight miles north of Salt Lake City. It was officially chartered in 1935 by the owners of the Reservoir and Pipeline Company who pooled their Mill Creek water shares and transferred their capital stock and assets to the new city board of trustees. Woods Cross was originally an unincorporated area extending from the southern boundary of Centerville south to the Salt Lake County line and including the areas and communities of Val Verda, Orchard, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, among others.
In 1847, after the initial Mormon settlement of the Salt Lake Valley, Peregrine Sessions went north to locate pasture lands. He selected a spot near Cudahy Lane, where he spent the winter with is family watching over the herds. The next year, 1848, other settlers arrived and built cellars and dugouts along and near the banks of the Jordan River.
In 1848, Eric C.M. Hogan and Family settled in South Bountiful. In 1858, he built this cabin of native logs for wife, Ingeborg. The slab roof was fastened with wooden pegs. A ladder in corner served an upper room. Hannah joined the family in 1862, whose five children were born here. After seventeen years, a larger home was built and the cabin became a granary. Given to D.U.P. by Hyrum and Margaret Hogan for a Relic Hall. Moved to this location 1976. Plaque B: Designed and erected by Arch and Jessie Boulton assisted by Vernal Salter, Elden Moss, 1978.
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In the early summer of 1849 the first known death occurred in Sessions’s Settlement and this plot was selected as a cemetery. Nearly a score of people including pioneers, Indians, and a California Emigrant (whose headstone is on opposite side of monument.) were buried here. Later sub-irrigation caused the settlers to locate a new cemetery. This spot unites in common brotherhood the Indians, the Mormon Pioneers and other emigrants, who died in the conquering of the West.
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