Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
A Moment in Time
Carefully study the genius of the Avard Fairbanks’ Pony Express Monument. Fairbanks sculpture is a study in contrasts that captures a moment in history while symbolizing the interdependency of generations - the rider depending on the station keeper to be there for him as the younger generation depends on the older one and the older generations bidding farewell to the younger—an interdependence uniting young and old, and man and
Dr. Fairbanks believes that great sculpture comprises the mastery of four elements—anatomy, action, balance, and rhythm. He used these to contrast the vigor of the fresh horse versus the fatigue of the spent horse, the excitement of the youthful rider charging off (his foot barely in the stirrup) versus the solidarity of the old station keeper who kept the horse waiting and bids “Godspeed” to the rider as he gallops away.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 40° 45.137′ N, 111° 49.198′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Sunnyside Avenue. It is located in “This is the Place” Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 Sunnyside Avenue, 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. Unsung Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); In Ten Days or Less... (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Goes to the Olympics (within shouting distance of this marker); Answering the Call (within shouting distance of this marker); Learn About The Pony Express Sesquicentennial Mormon Trail Wagontrain (approx. 0.2 miles away); This is the Place Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spanish Explorers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Additional keywords. Pony Express
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 6,403 times since then and 471 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2010, by John Rezac of Salt Lake City, Utah. 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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