A new monument at the Bluff Fort honors the San Juan pioneers who came to Bluff after the original Hole in the Rock company. The monument will be dedicated on October 10th by Steven Snow, LDS Church Historian and Record, and Executive Director of the Church History Department.
The dedication ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Bluff Fort and will be preceded by a public chuck wagon breakfast beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The original Hole in the Rock pioneers arrived in Bluff in April 1880. Beginning the next year, more pioneers came to Bluff as part of the San Juan Mission via the Hole in the Rock trail.
Elder Steven Snow is a descendent of Apostle Erastus Snow, who issued the calls to those sent to the San Juan Mission between 1879 and 1883.