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Ensign Peak

 
 
Ensign Peak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, July 1, 2011
1. Ensign Peak Marker
Inscription. July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon pioneers entered this valley Brigham Young and party climbed to this point and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons and streams. In the group were Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith, Ezra T. Benson, Willard Richards, Albert Carrington and William Clayton.

Wilford Woodruff, first to ascend the peak, suggested it as a fitting place to “set up an ensign” (Isaiah 11:12). It was then named Ensign Peak. Subsequently the Stars and Stripes were raised here.
 
Erected 1934 by Ensign Stake Mutual Improvement Associations and Utah Pioneer Trails Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 43.)
 
Location. 40° 47.664′ N, 111° 53.442′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Ensign Vista Drive west of East Greenstroke Drive. Click for map. The marker is located in the Ensign Peak Nature Park and can be reached via a clearly marked 0.5 mile trail to the peak. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1002 N Ensign Vista Dr, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warm Springs (approx. 0.6 miles away);
View from the marker looking south image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, July 1, 2011
2. View from the marker looking south
Daniel Cowan Jackling (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Constitution Revered (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ensign Peak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Museum (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eliza R. Snow - Leader of Pioneer Women (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Mormon Battalion (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ensign Peak Park. Mormon Historic Sites Foundation (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Ensign Peak (pdf file). Mormon Historic Sites Foundation (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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