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

Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

 
 
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother Marker
Inscription.  Old Folks Day was inaugurated in Salt Lake City in 1875, by Charles R. Savage, assisted by Edward Hunter, presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and George Goddard, since which time all persons seventy or more years of age have been honored at an annual celebration in nearly every community in Utah. Travel, refreshment and entertainment are free.
 
Erected 1936 by Public Subscriptions, Old Folks' Committees, Cambrian Society of Salt Lake City, In. Covered Wagon Days, Inc., and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 65.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list.
 
Location. 40° 46.165′ N, 111° 53.484′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of SouthTemple Street and Main Street. The marker is on the north (rear) face of the
Exact Center of Salt Lake City image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Exact Center of Salt Lake City
This is the intersection that is the base point for the address numbering system for Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. Four historical markers are visible in the photo. At the far left is the bust of Charles Savage on top of the Honor Thy Father and Mother marker. Immediately to the right of that is the Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian. At the center is the Brigham Young Monument and at the far right the marker for the Hotel Utah is just barely visible about three feet off the ground next to the corner of the building.
Monument and is not visible from the street. The monument is topped by a bust of Charles R. Savage and is just south of the Base and Meridian Monument and Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84116, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Utah (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Smith Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Temple (about 300 feet away); Church Administration Building (about 600 feet away); Templeton Building (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Telegraph Office (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Charles R. Savage Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
3. Charles R. Savage Monument
Charles R. Savage image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
4. Charles R. Savage
In affectionate rembrance of Charles R. Savage image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
5. In affectionate rembrance of Charles R. Savage
and in reverential regard for the old folks whose happiness he so greatly promoted through the establishment of Old Folks' Day in Utah
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,608 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on August 28, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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