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

Handcarts

 
 
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Handcarts Marker
Inscription.  After the first Mormon pioneers came to Utah, thousands more came west each year to join them. Because some pioneers could not afford a covered wagon or oxen, they built simple handcarts to take their belongings in on the long trek to Utah. They walked inside the handle frame to pull the two-wheeled cart. Handcarts carried 100 pounds of clothing and bedding, while wagons carried tents, pots, pans and food.
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 40° 45.266′ N, 111° 48.873′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, 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 East 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. Niels and Josephine Anderson Home (within shouting distance of this marker); William Atkin Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop
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By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Handcarts
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Deseret Telegraph Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manti Fort Gristmill (about 300 feet away); Dinwoodey Pottery Shop (about 300 feet away); Early Monuments (about 400 feet away); Godbe-Pitts & Company Drugstore (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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