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Ensign Peak

 
 
Ensign Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Ensign Peak Marker
Inscription. From this point, looking northward, one has a clear view of ensign peak, a round hill, projecting up from the low range of which it is a part. On July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon Pioneers entered this valley, Brigham Young and party climbed to that point, and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons and streams. In addition to Brigham Young, the party included Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Ezra Taft Benson, William Richards, Albert Carrington, and William Clayton.

Wilford Woodruff was the first to ascend the peak, Brigham Young the last,due to a recent illness. It was suggested that this would be a fitting place to "set up an ensign for the nations" where the Lord "shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth" as foretold in Isaiah 11:12. It was then named Ensign Peak, and in later years a standard was erected on its summit.
 
Erected 1989 by Sons of Utah Pioneers - Salt Lake Chapter. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Location. 40° 46.594′ N, 111° 53.419′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Street and 300
Ensign Peak - Two Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Ensign Peak - Two Markers
In addition to the marker in the immediate foreground, the 18 foot monument with another Ensign Peak Marker is just barely visible on top of the peak. Click the image to bring up a larger image and it can be clearly seen.
North, on the right when traveling north on Columbus Street. Click for map. This marker is part of a group of four markers located at the southeast corner of the state Capitol grounds. It is near the center of the group, just east of a stone monument. 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. The Constitution Revered (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (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 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Council Hall (about 800 feet away); Daniel Cowan Jackling (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
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Other Ensign Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 2, 2010
3. Other Ensign Peak Marker
Marker Group View image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
4. Marker Group View
The Ensign Peak Marker is at the far right.
 
 
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Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close up photo of the marker located at the monument mounted at the top of the peak. • Can you help?
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