Brighton in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The First Statewide Pioneer Day Celebration
Was held in this Basin July 23-24, 1857
Headed by Brigham Young, the company reaching here July 23d numbered 2,587 persons, with 464 carriages & wagons, 1,028 horses & mules, and 332 oxen & cows.
A program of addresses, six brass bands, singing, athletic events, drills by six companies of militia, and dancing, was punctuated by salutes from a brass howitzer. U. S. flags were flown from two highest peaks and two highest trees, the flag tree in front of Brigham Young's campsite being 70 feet N. W. of here. At noon July 24, Judson Stoddard and A. O. Smoot, 20 days from the States, with Elias Smith and O. P. Rockwell, arrived with news of the advance of Johnston's army against the "Mormons". The company returned in orderly formation on July 25th.
Erected 1932 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association and Cottonwood Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Marker Number 14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 40° 36.215′ N, 111° 35.078′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Nordic Trail Lane east of South Brighton Loop Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stairs Hydroelectric Power Plant (approx. 9 miles away); Plugging into Water (approx. 10.2 miles away); Temple Quarry Amphitheater (approx. 10.2 miles away); Temple Stone Quarry (approx. 10.2 miles away); Welcome to the Temple Quarry Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); Rocky Mountain Goat Lookout (approx. 10.2 miles away); Your Roots (approx. 10.2 miles away); Temple Granite Quarry (approx. 10.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.