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

This Is The Place Monuments

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. This Is The Place Monuments Marker
Inscription.  The first marker to commemorate the arrival of the Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley was a wooden cross. The eight foot post carried the name “Brigham Young.” The crosspiece said "This is the place.” In 1921, the wooden cross was replaced with the obelisk monument. This spot is where Brigham Young, in viewing the valley, made the statement, "This is the right place. Drive on.”
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation. (Marker Number 48.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 40° 45.186′ N, 111° 48.806′ W. Marker is in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from East Sunnyside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 E Sunnyside Ave, 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. Early Monuments (within shouting distance of this marker); Deseret Hospital and Quilt Museum (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. This Is The Place Monuments Marker
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William Atkin Home (about 500 feet away); Thomas Phillip White Cabin (about 500 feet away); Handcarts (about 600 feet away); Manti Fort Gristmill (about 600 feet away); Niels and Josephine Anderson Home (about 800 feet away); Jewkes-Draper Home (about 800 feet away).
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
3. This Is The Place Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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