Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Utah's First Fort
[Second plaque mounted on monument:]
Harriet Page Wheeler, wife of Lorenzo D. Young; Clara Decker, wife of Brigham Young; Ellen Saunders, wife of Heber C. Kimball.
During the rugged journey the services performed by these heroic women were of incalculable value.
[Third plaque mounted on the monument:]
Lorenzo Sobieski Young, age six years, Son of Lorenzo D. and Persis Goodall Young, and Isaac Perry Decker, age seven, son of Harriet Page Wheeler Decker Young.
Both boys proved themselves courageous and helpful during the historic trek across the plains.
Erected 1964 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Days of '47 , Inc. (Marker Number 295.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 40° 45.669′ N, 111° 54′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 300 West and 400 South, on the right when traveling south on 300 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Flag of the United States of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Broadway Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Utah's First Pioneer Burial Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Park (Rio Grande) Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.