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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription. From 1847 to 1869 approximately 86,000 persons, mainly converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left their established homes to build anew in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. About 6,000 were buried along the way. Hilda Anderson Erickson, last known surviving Utah pioneer, died Jan. 1, 1968, age 108, thus ending an illustrious era. Other late survivors were: Tora Nielsen J. Starkie, 1961; Minnie Peterson Brown, Selina Beddous Kelsey, Harriet Paris Smith Clawson, 1962; Heber Charles Cox, 1963. They were representative of the thousands of western pioneers who left to posterity a rich heritage of faith, fortitude, leadership and vision.
 
Erected 1968 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Central Camp. (Marker Number 356.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.57′ N, 111° 53.425′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Street and 300 North, on the left when traveling south on Columbus Street. Click for map. This is one of a group of monuments/markers located on the southeast corner of the intersection. This member of the group is the
Lest We Forget Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Lest We Forget Sculpture
This a second portion of the "Lest We Forget" memorial marker located across Columbus Street. The strange looking item near the ground behind the figures' feet is a grave marker comprised of a child's bonnet placed on a wooden post.
one closest to the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ensign Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); The Constitution Revered (within shouting distance of this marker); Eliza R. Snow - Leader of Pioneer Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Memorial Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Council Hall (about 700 feet away); The Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel Cowan Jackling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. There is a second portion to this marker. Across Columbus Street to the west, on the east side of the Pioneer Historical Museum, is a sculpture of a woman and a youngster leaving a child's grave site. The title of the sculpture is "Lest We Forget", forming a part of this memorial.
 
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A Son's Sorrowful Questioning Look image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 2, 2010
3. A Son's Sorrowful Questioning Look
A Toddler's Grave and Poignant (But Fleeting) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 2, 2010
4. A Toddler's Grave and Poignant (But Fleeting) Marker
The statue includes a grave marker comprised of a child's bonnet placed on a wooden post.
Lest We Forget Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
5. Lest We Forget Sculpture Marker
This marker is located on the top of the base of the sculpture, behind the child's bonnet on a post.

The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers pay tribute to those who made the trek into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake and to those who died along the way,
1847 – 1869
Mary A. Johnson – International President Norma L. Jones – Monument Project Chairman
D.U.P. Centennial Year – 2001

D.U.P. Executive Board
Bette F. Burton Jone A. Hansen Mary B. Harris Edith W. Menna Elma B. Odegard Donna H. Phippen Maurine P. Smith Diane S. Wheeler
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   5. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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