Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Morgan Commercial & Normal College
Organised January 1868
On this site John Morgan, noted Civil War Veteran, Educator, L.D.S. Missionary and Church Leader, established the first successful educational institution in the Territory of Utah.
Here was established the Morgan College in 1870, Utah’s first free public library and reading room, and here many of the future pioneer merchants, bankers, educators and church leaders received their educational training.
The Pioneer College of Utah
Co-educational courses of study provided actual experience and a practical brand of education.
We look back to the lives and work of our fathers. The glory of their lives inspires us. We realize that our parents looked forward. They had dreams of better days.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 45.833′ N, 111° 53.458′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 S Main Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Herald Building (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Herald Building (about 600 feet away); Commercial Street (about 600 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Great Salt Lake City Station (about 600 feet away); Capitol Theatre (about 600 feet away); Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.