Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Pioneer Camping Grounds
This ten-acre block served as camping grounds for immigrant trains. The vanguard of the first band of pioneers pitched their tent here July 23, 1847, at which time their leader Orson Pratt dedicated the land. Later it became the focal point for semi-annual cattle drives; was used for a hay market, baseball grounds, carnivals, medicine shows, skating rink, and circus performances. In pioneer days it was called Washington Square and Emigration Square; later it was known as the Eighth Ward Square.
Eighth Camp, Salt Lake County
Erected 1947 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 102.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Entertainment • Settlements & Settlers • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
Location. 40° 45.625′ N, 111° 53.264′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of University BoulevardTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 451 State Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salt Lake City and County Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange (about 700 feet away); New Grand Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Modern Irrigation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); New York Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan Commercial & Normal College (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.