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Cottonwood Heights in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Early Monuments

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Early Monuments Marker
Inscription.  In 1915, the first marker to commemorate the arrival of the Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley was a large, wooden cross. The wooden cross was replaced in 1921 with the obelisk monument you see in front of you. This spot is where Brigham Young made the statement, "This is the right place. Drive on.”
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 40° 45.224′ N, 111° 48.821′ W. Marker is in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from East Sunnyside Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Atkin Home (within shouting distance of this marker); This Is The Place Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Handcarts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manti Fort Gristmill
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
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(about 400 feet away); Thomas Phillip White Cabin (about 500 feet away); Niels and Josephine Anderson Home (about 500 feet away); Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop (about 600 feet away); Deseret Telegraph Office (about 600 feet away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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