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Stamp Mill Foundation and other Markers image, Touch for more information
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
Stamp Mill Foundation and other Markers
Utah (Salt Lake County), Bingham Canyon — Stamp Mill Foundation
Remnant of Stamp Foundation from the Rogers Mill where Daniel C. Jackling in 1898-1899 conducted the original mill tests on ore from this deposit. On the results of these tests the Utah Copper enterprise was conceived and to January . . . — Map (db m35015) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Bingham Canyon — The Town of Bingham Canyon
The history of the town began in August 1848 when two young Mormon pioneers, Sanford and Thomas Bingham, settled in this narrow wilderness canyon to herd cattle. Within a few years the area became a supplier of timber for local saw mills. Much of . . . — Map (db m1365) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Copperton — 114 — Bingham Canyon
Bingham Canyon was named for Erastus Bingham and sons, Sanford and Thomas, Utah Pioneers of 1847, who in 1848 took up grazing land in this vicinity, first for private herds and later as a community enterprise. They built a small cabin at the mouth . . . — Map (db m35228) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Copperton — Bingham City Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Bingham City Cemetery Veterans Memorial Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War — Map (db m35087) WM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Copperton — Copperton Community Methodist Church
The one-and-a-half story Copperton Community Methodist Church building was constructed in 1942. It was originally sited at the Kearns Army Base, located approximately three miles northeast of Copperton, and was moved to its current location in 1948. . . . — Map (db m35814) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Copperton — Honoring with Glory
South face: The men and women of Bingham district who after God, placed their country above all and served victoriously in the Armed Forces of the United States of America in World War II.

North face: In memory of our . . . — Map (db m34921) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — AgricultureBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
During their first 20-plus years in the Salt Lake Valley, people who settled this area did so at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. They depended on the sawmills and later the mines as a means of support. Following the joining of the . . . — Map (db m123647) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Cedar TreeBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
The lone cedar tree, located east of here, was planted by Leander Neri Bulter at the birth of his daughter, Eva, in 1894. This cedar is one of the earliest trees planted in the area. Leander Neri Butler was the son of Leander Butler. Leander Butler . . . — Map (db m123713) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Ern and Molly Green CabinBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
Ernest Green was the son of Alvin Washington Green and Alice Maria Jane White. His family lived on the hillside northwest of the “Old Mill.” His wife, Molly, was the daughter of Neri Bulter and Mary Elizabeth McGhie. During the early . . . — Map (db m123712) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Granite-Butler ChurchBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
On July 1, 1877, the Granite Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was created. The residents of both the Granite and Butlerville communities were included. Since most of the people were settling near the mouth of the two canyons, . . . — Map (db m123706) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — MiningBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
In the early 1860s, mining took off in the Salt Lake Valley. Many mining claims were filed in Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the town of Emmaville sprang up as a halfway camping ground for the miners and ore haulers. The town was located at the . . . — Map (db m123707) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Silica BedsBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
In the foothills above Wasatch Boulevard, north of the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, is an area that was known as the “Silica Beds.” In 1910 the Utah Fireclay Company opened a mine at that location. Silica and clay were needed to make . . . — Map (db m123710) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — South Butler SchoolBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
The South Butlerville School was build about 1892 at 2235 East on the north side of Creek Road (8200 South). The school was built of brick, and the foundation was granite rock. Using a team of horses and a wagon, David Alma Proctor hauled the rock . . . — Map (db m123646) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Stairs Hydroelectric Power Plant
The Stairs Project was built in 1894-96 as the first hydroelectric power plant to provide electricity to Salt Lake City. It was also one of the first plants in Utah to transmit power long distance, using alternating current rather than direct . . . — Map (db m35307) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Tithing HouseBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
Mormon pioneers followed their church's teachings of donating one-tenth of their annual increase to the Church. Because cash was scarce, people most often paid their tithing with goods they had grown or produced. The contributions were collected and . . . — Map (db m123708) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Cottonwood Heights — Welcome to the Cottonwood Heights Historic WalkBig Cottonwood Canyon Trail
The history of Cottonwood Heights is quite unique. Unlike so many of the older cities in Salt Lake County, our city is comprised of areas that were once several different communities. Among these were Cottonwood, Big Cottonwood, Butler, Union, . . . — Map (db m123643) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Herriman — 32 — Fort Herriman
This monument marks the site of Fort Herriman built in 1855 by Thomas Butterfield, Henry Herriman, Samuel Egbert, Robert Petty, and John Stocking, as protection against the Indians. The Fort was abandoned in 1858, under instructions from . . . — Map (db m35032) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Herriman — 282 — Pioneer Rock Church
Herriman was settled in 1851 by the families of Henry Herriman, Thomas Butterfield, and John Stocking. In 1853, Brigham Young called twenty families to strengthen the settlement. Henry Herriman was chosen the first presiding Elder of the L.D.S . . . — Map (db m35031) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Herriman — Thomas Butterfield"A Man of Great Courage"
Born: June 17, 1811 - Died: April 6, 1890 Thomas Butterfield, his wife Mary Jane Parker and little Mary Jane left their home in Farmington, Maine in 1869 to travel to Kirtland, Ohio to meet the Prophet Joseph Smith. There they became lifelong . . . — Map (db m34506) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Magna — 28 — Early Magna Settlements
In Commemoration of the First Communities Established on the West Side of Salt Lake Valley and the First Major Industry of Utah. In 1853 Abraham Coon, an early Mormon pioneer, explored a canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains on the west side of . . . — Map (db m35077) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Magna — 467 — Pleasant Green Ward
Settlers came to this part of the valley around 1850 to farm and stock range. It was known as Pleasant Green and was part of the Brighton Ward of the Salt Lake Stake. Traveling so far to meetings presented a problem, so members met in private . . . — Map (db m35086) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Magna — 319 — Relief Society Granary
In 1876 President Brigham Young called the women of the Relief Society to gather and store wheat to be used in times of need. Pleasant Green Relief Society was organized in 1879, Charlotte Hirst, President. June 24, 1885, a rock granary built on . . . — Map (db m35076) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Murray — 1 — Murray Smelting
Gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc were found at Alta, Park City, and Tintic in the years 1864 to 1869. Since no smelting was done in the state or the surrounding area, smelters had to be built. Billy Morgan built the first smelter at 5189 South . . . — Map (db m124034) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Murray — 259 — Pony Express Station
The pony express epoch began simultaneously April 3, 1860 with riders starting at St. Joseph, Missouri, and San Francisco, California. It was a 1966 mile journey and reduced the time of transmitting news across the country from approximately 21 to . . . — Map (db m124033) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Riverton — 7 — Early Riverton and the Magnificent Dome Church
The first known residents of the Riverton area were the Yo No Indians, a poor tribe living along the Jordan River. Well-worn trails extended from Utah Lake where various tribes wintered, to Bear Lake where they rendezvoused during the summer. Much . . . — Map (db m34682) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Riverton — 411 — Riverton Tithing Yard Hill
In 1886, the Riverton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased choice land for a tithing yard from Samuel L. Howard Sr., located between 12400 and 12600 South, one mile northeast of this park. Members brought one tenth of . . . — Map (db m34681) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 20th Ward Meetinghouse
Formed in 1856 to accommodate rapid growth in the area, the 20th Ward originally met in a meetinghouse on 2nd Avenue between D and E streets. By 1884 when the need for a larger facility and the desire of the school board to use the location for a . . . — Map (db m1560) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 35 — A Private School House
Built by Brigham Young for his own children stood on this corner lot 1860-1903 This early school was directed by Eli B. Kelsey, who in soliciting additional students announced in the Deseret News, December 12, 1860, as follows: . . . — Map (db m35005) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 463 — Anderson Tower
Anderson Tower was built in 1884 by Robert R. Anderson (1848-1935) a pioneer of 1867, and one of the original settlers on the north bench of Salt Lake City. The tower was patterned after similar towers Mr. Anderson had seen in Scotland as a young . . . — Map (db m124173) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-2 — Beehive House
Built in 1845 of adobe brick. Architect: Truman O. Angell. Home of Brigham Young, second president, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints & 1st Governor Territory of Utah. — Map (db m35565) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — B'nai Israel Temple
Designed by Philip Meyer, a native of Germany and a nephew of local retail magnate Frederick Auerbach, the B'nai Israel Temple was constructed in 1890-91. Henry Monheim, a local architect, supervised the construction. It is one of the few remaining . . . — Map (db m35790) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 52 — Brigham Young’s Office
Erected about 1852. Used as the executive offices of the Territory of Utah until 1855. Headquarters of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the time it was finished until 1917 when the new church office building was complete. For a . . . — Map (db m35163) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 46 — Broadway Hotel1912, B. O. Mecklenburg
The Broadway Hotel is one of the dozen hotels built in downtown Salt Lake City shortly after the completion of the city's two major rail depots. The building is most notable today for the portico on its southeast corner. This portico marks the . . . — Map (db m35695) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 203 — Calder's Park
In the early 1860's George and Mary B. Calder built one of the first amusement parks on this spot. They cleared the land with oxen, planted grass and trees and converted a natural spring of water into a lake for boating. It was spanned by a . . . — Map (db m40229) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Capitol Theatre
Constructed 1912-1913, the Capitol Theatre incorporated classical design and was stylistically advanced for its time. the theater's highly decorative Italian Renaissance style is significant as an innovation in the development of Utah architecture. . . . — Map (db m35547) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-16 — Cathedral of the Madeleine
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Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-459 — Central Warehouse Building
This reinforced concrete warehouse with a brick facade was built in 1929 for George E. Chandler, founder of the Central Warehouse Company. Part of the Warehouse District in the Salt Lake City Multiple-Resource Area, this structure helps document the . . . — Map (db m35950) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Chase Mill
Built in 1852 by Isaac Chase, a native of New York State who came to Utah in September 1847. His daughter Louisa drove the ox team across the plains which brought the mill stones and mill irons which were used in the manufacture of flour. In 1854, . . . — Map (db m35131) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 3 — Church Administration Building1914-1917, Joseph Don Carlos Young and Don Carlos Young
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed this building between 1914 and 1917 to serve as its headquarters. Prior to its completion, the office of the Church President was located just to the east between Brigham Young’s Lion House . . . — Map (db m35685) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Commercial Street167-169 Regent Street
This site originally housed two buildings used as brothels on Salt Lake City’s busy Commercial Street during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Commercial Street was created in 1871, one of the first streets to be cut through Salt Lake City’s large . . . — Map (db m35306) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Congregation B'Nai IsraelSite of the First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Utah
Jews have been part of Utah’s religious, economic, social, and political life since the mid-19th century. Congregation B’Nai Israel was organized in 1874. The first service was held in March, 1883. B’Nai Israel merged with Congregation Montefiore in . . . — Map (db m35792) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Congregation Montefiore
This Synagogue was constructed in 1903 at a cost of $9,000, and was one of only 4 synagogues built in Utah during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was designed by prominent Utah architect Carl Neuhausen. The building's exotic style results from . . . — Map (db m35833) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-32 — Council HallUtah Historic Site — National Register of Historic Places
Built: 1864 – 1866

Originally Located: 120 East on 2nd South

Architect: William H. Folsom

Construction: Red Sandstone

Served as city hall and home of territorial legislature until 1894 moved to this site with the aid of . . . — Map (db m35075) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Daniel Cowan Jackling
World renowned mining and metallurgical engineer, eminent business executive, benefactor and loyal friend of Utah and its people. Guided by an inspired vision, he applied and developed processes for the beneficiation of low grade porphyritic . . . — Map (db m72780) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-83 — Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station
This railroad station was constructed between 1908 and 1910 to serve the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was completed between Denver and Salt Lake City in March 1883, and the . . . — Map (db m34997) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Devereaux HouseAlso Known as the Staines-Jennings Mansion
Devereaux House was Salt Lake City's earliest mansion and, in its day, the most elegant. As a unique mansion in an isolated frontier city, the Devereaux was the setting of many social gatherings that included prominent local citizens and important . . . — Map (db m35793) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Donner Hill
After 4 1/2 miles of fighting boulders and brush along streambed, Donner Party gave up here, and on August 22, 1846, climbed steep hill to southwest. A survivor wrote, "We doubled teams, almost every yoke in the train (of 23 wagons) being required . . . — Map (db m41380) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp ParkDr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp — 1847 - 1939
When Dr. Ellis Reynolds Shipp graduated from Women's Medical College in Philadelphia with a specialty in obstetrics and diseases of women and children, she returned to Salt Lake City to practice medicine and open her School of Obstetrics and Nursing . . . — Map (db m123640) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 75 — Dudler's Inn
Perhaps one of the longest living and prominent residents of the area, known as Parley’s Hollow, now officially Parley’s Historic Nature Park, was Joseph Dudler. About 1864, he settled in this location. Here he built his home. It was two stories, . . . — Map (db m124023) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 80 — Dudler's Wine Cellar
Early in 1870, Joseph Dudler, owner and operator of the inn which was on the ground level of his house, built a brewery in back of his house here in Parley’s Hollow. To provide for this, in addition to the brewery proper, located on adjacent . . . — Map (db m124024) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 16 — Eagle Emporium Building1864, William Paul
Built in 1864, the Eagle Emporium Building is the oldest existing commercial building in downtown Salt Lake City. William Jennings, Utah's first millionaire, constructed the building to house his mercantile business. The Eagle Emporium Building was . . . — Map (db m35804) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Eagle Gate 1859
The Eagle Gate marked the entrance to the homes of Brigham Young. During the early settlement of the valley, Brigham Young was aloted the land lying athwart the mouth of City Creek Canyon. His New England heritage prompted him to desire the privacy . . . — Map (db m35161) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Eliza R. Snow - Leader of Pioneer Women
Eliza R. Snow Leader of Pioneer Women January 21, 1804 - December 5, 1887 O My Father The immortal poem – hymn, “O My Father” was written by the inspired poetess, Eliza R. Snow, sometime in the Spring of 1845 in . . . — Map (db m35237) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 43 — Ensign Peak
July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon pioneers entered this valley Brigham Young and party climbed to this point and with the aid of field glasses made a careful survey of the mountains, canyons and streams. In the group were Heber C. Kimball, . . . — Map (db m44050) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 23 — Ensign Peak
From this point, looking northward, one has a clear view of ensign peak, a round hill, projecting up from the low range of which it is a part. On July 26, 1847, two days after the Mormon Pioneers entered this valley, Brigham Young and party climbed . . . — Map (db m125020) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 20 — First National Bank Building
1872-1873, Thomas J. Johnson Cast iron facade by Richard M. Upjohn The First National Bank Building features the oldest known cast iron facade in the Intermountain West. It was designed by Richard M. Upjohn, one of . . . — Map (db m35541) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-31, 323 — First Presbyterian Church Salt Lake CityAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Construction of this English Gothic Revival Style Church began in June 1903 and was completed May 1906. Architect was W. E. Ware. Built of local red sandstone. — Map (db m121760) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — First Security Branch of Wells FargoOldest continuously operated banking site in Utah
This site, the northeast corner of First South and Main (formerly East Temple Street), was first occupied in the 1850s by an adobe building housing the Hooper & Eldridge bank. This bank was succeeded under territorial law in 1871 by the Bank of . . . — Map (db m35000) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Fur Trappers and Traders
Fur trappers and traders were the first white men in this locality. William H. Ashley and men arrived in the spring of 1829. The principal leaders were James Bridger - Etienne Provost Jedediah S. Smith James Bridger, discoverer of . . . — Map (db m124920) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-2 — Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen Home
Built in 1896 for Gideon A. Gibbs Later Owned By Elbert D. Thomas, U.S. Senator From 1932-1950 — Map (db m35766) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-661 — Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House
The Gibbs-Thomas-Hansen House, built in 1895 for Gideon A. and Margaret T. Gibbs, is both historically and architecturally significant. Bought by the Thomas family in 1906, the house is the only residence associated with Elbert D. Thomas, who, as a . . . — Map (db m35768) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 78 — Grave of Brigham YoungProphet - Pioneer - Statesman
Born June 1, 1801, at Whitingham, Vermont Died August 29, 1877, at Salt Lake City, Utah Brigham Young, second President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints succeeded Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, who was martyred at . . . — Map (db m62788) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 12 — Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian
Latitude 40°46'04" - Longitude 111°54'00" Altitude (sidewalk) 4327.27 Ft.

Fixed by Orson Pratt assisted by Henry G. Sherwood, August 3, 1847, when beginning the original survey of “Great Salt Lake City,” around the . . . — Map (db m35007) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Great Salt Lake City Station
This Monument Marks the Site of the Great Salt Lake City Station of The Pony Express St. Joseph Mo. Sacramento Cal. Inaugurated April 3, 1860 — Map (db m35720) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-119 — Herald Building
Herald Building Designed by architect John C. Craig, the Herald Building was constructed in 1905 to house the Salt Lake Herald, a daily newspaper which began publication in June 1870. The Salt Lake Herald ceased publication in 1920. During its . . . — Map (db m35544) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Hollywood Apartments
Built in 1909, this imposing 31-unit apartment building, notable for its construction of rusticated and decorative ashlar concrete block, is the only remaining example of its type in Salt Lake City. All of the apartments have built-in Murphy beds, . . . — Map (db m36002) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-46 — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox ChurchUtah Historic Site
Replaced the First Greek Church in Utah, consecrated in 1905. Designed in the Byzantine tradition, its construction began in July 1923 and was completed in August 1924. Surrounding the church were once many immigrant neighborhoods dependent on the . . . — Map (db m35283) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-75 — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox ChurchUtah Historic Site
Constructed in the traditional Byzantine style, Holy Trinity held its first service on August 15, 1924. Located in the center of the Salt Lake City immigrant district, the church served Greek miners, railroad and smelter workers and their families. . . . — Map (db m35285) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 47 — Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church1924, Pope & Burton and N. A. Dokas
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is evidence of the size and religious devotion of Salt Lake City's Greek immigrant community. In the early 20th century, Greeks were the largest immigrant group in Utah. Salt Lake City's Greek community was . . . — Map (db m35696) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 65 — Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
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 . . . — Map (db m34998) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Hotel Utah
The corner of Main Street and South Temple have long been important in Utah history. Prior to construction of Hotel Utah in 1909-11, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ general tithing office, bishop’s storehouse, and the “Deseret . . . — Map (db m35680) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — In Honor of Brigham Young and the Pioneers
In Honor Of Brigham Young and The Pioneers [ Second Plaque Mounted on the Monument: ] The Names of the PIONEERS Who Arrived in this Valley, July 24, 1847, * Signifies Those Now Living. The Unmarked Ones Are All . . . — Map (db m35317) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 39 — Jordan & Salt Lake City Canal
The foundation work on the Salt Lake Temple was nearing completion and soon would be ready for the granite upper walls. The four day trip from the quarry with oxen-drawn wagons could not possibly provide stone as quickly as it was needed. To . . . — Map (db m1420) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 2 — Joseph Smith Memorial BuildingHotel Utah1909-1911, Parkinson & Bergstrom
The Hotel Utah was the “Grande Dame” of hotels in the Intermountain West. For most of the 20th century. the hotel hosted Utah’s most distinguished visitors and was a focal point of local social activity. As one historian wrote, . . . — Map (db m35747) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-159 — L.D.S. Tenth Ward Square
As a result of the organization of the original 19 wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “Mormons” in Salt Lake City on February 22, 1849, ward squares or blocks were created on which the public buildings for each ward . . . — Map (db m35828) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 12 — Last Camp Site
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Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 16 — Legacy of the Black Pioneer
In 1824-26 the first black man came into Utah Territory. He was a trapper for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. His name was James Beckworth. In succeeding years many black people would follow to contribute to the development of Utah, socially and . . . — Map (db m1379) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 356 — Lest We Forget
From 1847 to 1869 approximately 86,000 persons, mainly converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left their established homes to build anew in the valleys of the Rocky Mountains. About 6,000 were buried along the way. . . . — Map (db m35212) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 130 — Liberty Park
The original five acre plot, located in the Big Field Survey, was assigned to Isaac Chase, a pioneer of 1847. A spring of clear water made it a verdant spot. Later he purchased three other tracts and planted seeds of locust trees around his home and . . . — Map (db m35127) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-1037 — Lincoln Arms Apartments
Apartments such as this were a new type of residential building that emerged during the early 20th century as Salt Lake City developed into an urban center. Dozens of multi-story brick apartments were constructed in the neighborhoods near downtown. . . . — Map (db m35957) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-134 — Lion HouseUtah Historic Site
Constructed 1855-1856 as a residence for Brigham Young and his family, the Lion House takes its name from the recumbent lion carved by William Ward set on top of the front portico. The house was designed by Truman O. Angell and built of stuccoed . . . — Map (db m35345) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 262 — Lone Cedar Tree
Although willows grew along the banks of the streams a lone cedar tree near this spot became Utah's first famous landmark. Someone in a moment of thoughtlessness cut it down, leaving only the stump which is a part of this monument. "In the . . . — Map (db m35125) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — McIntyre Building
The McIntyre Building was constructed in 1908–1909 for William H. McIntyre, Sr. who became wealthy after the development of his mammoth mine in Utah’s Tintic Mining District. This building, designed by Richard K. A. Kletting and constructed of . . . — Map (db m35560) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Modern Irrigation
Commemorating the beginning in America of Modern Irrigation in this vicinity on July 23 and 24, 1847, by the “Mormon” pioneers. ————————————— . . . — Map (db m1376) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company
Constructed 1909-1910, the Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company Office and Warehouse is historically significant as the headquarters of one of Utah’s largest and most important lumber companies. The construction of this facility marked the beginning of . . . — Map (db m35823) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Nauvoo Bell
The Nauvoo Bell originally hung in the temple that Church members built in Nauvoo, Illinois, in the 1840s. The Saints removed the bell in 1846 when they were forced to leave Illinois because of persecution. Following instructions from Brigham . . . — Map (db m101779) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Nelson Wheeler Whipple House
This substantial two-story house was built in 1854 by Nelson Wheeler Whipple at a cost of approximately $2,000. Whipple was a Mormon immigrant from New York who arrived in Salt Lake City in 1850. During his long career in Utah he worked as a . . . — Map (db m95945) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 288 — Old City HallNow known as Council Hall
Constructed in 1864-65 at 120 East 1st South, this red sandstone building served for nearly 30 years, 1866-1894, as the seat of government. Here the Territorial Legislature met and passed laws establishing free public schools, made appropriations . . . — Map (db m34994) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-23 — Ottinger Hall
Built in 1900 by Volunteer Firemans Association under leadership of George M. Ottinger. Used continuously as a social hall by its members. — Map (db m35669) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Park (Rio Grande) Hotel
The Park Hotel is significant for its association with the early 20th-century development of Salt Lake City’s transportation and industrial district. Built immediately after the completion of the nearby Rio Grande and Union Pacific railroad stations . . . — Map (db m34996) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-172 — Peery HotelUtah Historic Site
The Peery Hotel was constructed in 1910 by Joseph S. and David H. Peery. — Map (db m35291) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 299 — Pioneer HomeIsaac Chase -- Brigham Young
This home was erected 1853-1854 by Isaac Chase who with his wife Phebe and their family came to Utah in 1847. Originally it had eight rooms, including a large kitchen with a built-in dutch oven. The adobes were made on the church farm and the small . . . — Map (db m35129) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 162 — Pioneer Memorial Museum
Erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the State of Utah as a replica of the Salt Lake Theater. Dedicated July 23, 1950, as a Hall in which to preserve the names, portraits, histories, manuscripts, relics and other evidences of . . . — Map (db m35252) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Pioneer Telegraph Office
At this location on October 18 1861 stood the telegraph pole, shown on above plaque, on which telegraph wires were joined which spanned a continent and united two oceans. On that date the first two telegrams transmitted were as follows: Great . . . — Map (db m35085) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Primary Children’s Hospital
The Primary Association, a children’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, operated a children’s hospital near hear for 30 years, from 1922 to 1952. · Located at 44 West North Temple Street. · Founded by Sarah . . . — Map (db m1363) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 30 — Salt Lake City & County Building1891-1894, Monheim, Bird, & Proudfoot
The Salt Lake City & County Building is one of Salt Lake City’s most beloved landmarks. The building is Utah’s finest example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Numerous detailed carvings, including Indian chiefs, Spanish explorers, and . . . — Map (db m35621) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-3 — Salt Lake City and County Building
Built 1891-1894 of Kyune sandstone. Architects: Proudfoot, Bird and Monheim. Served as Utah State Capitol 1896-1916. — Map (db m35873) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 58 — Salt Lake City High SchoolOregon Shortline Railroad1897-1898, Carl M. Neuhausen
The Oregon Shortline Railroad Company built the lower, eastern section of this building to house its offices in 1897. Shortly therafter, the Salt Lake City School Board contracted with the railroad to build the small annex and larger, more elaborate . . . — Map (db m35714) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 21 — Salt Lake Herald Building1905, John C. Craig
The Salt Lake Herald Building's U-shaped plan is unusual. Many 19th and early 20th- century buildings have a U-shaped plan to allow light and air to reach interior offices. Most often, however, the "U" opens to the rear or the side of the . . . — Map (db m35543) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-13 — Salt Lake Stock & Mining Exchange Building
Built 1909 of sandstone & brick. Exchange organized 1888. Played essential part in development of nation’s resources as financial center for mining activities of the west. — Map (db m35615) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 34 — Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange1908-1909, John C. Craig
This street is named Exchange Place after the Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange Building. As part of his efforts to make south downtown the financial center of Salt Lake City, Samuel Newhouse donated this site to the Salt Lake Mining and . . . — Map (db m35610) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 77 — Sandstone Wall & Aquaduct
Parley's Creek, originally known by the Indian name Obit-Ko-Ke-Che Creek, was the largest stream of water which flowed from the Wasatch Mountains into the valley. This creek had beginnings high in the Wasatch Mountains to the north near what became . . . — Map (db m123769) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Sesquicentennial Mormon Trail Wagontrain
(150 Years). Winter Quarters, Nebraska to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, April 21, 1997 to July 22, 1997. On a cold rainy morning in April 1997, modern day pioneers left Florence, Nebraska, the old winter quarters, to re-enact the . . . — Map (db m1449) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 8 — Social HallOriginal building, 1852; Glass monument, 1992
This glass enclosure marks the site of Social Hall, Utah’s first theater. Mormon settlers built the Social Hall in 1852, just five years after their arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. The simple adobe building was evidence of the strong . . . — Map (db m35753) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 20 — Social Hall
This monument marks the site of the Social Hall, the first recreation center in the intermountain west. Built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the direction of Brigham Young. Made of plastered adobe walls with native wood . . . — Map (db m35756) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — St. Mark’s / Westminster School of Nursing
In April 1, 1894, the St. Mark’s Hospital Board of Directors authorized the establishment of the first Official Nurses Training School in the Intermountain Region. Mary Edith Newitt was employed as Superintendant of the Training School. The . . . — Map (db m1430) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — N-6 — St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
Begun in 1870-1871, Completed 1882-1902. Architect Richard Upjohn, founder of A.I.A. Utah's oldest non-Mormon church in continuous use. — Map (db m36041) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 421 — The 18th Ward Chapel
The 18th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the original nineteen ecclesiastical wards of Salt Lake Valley, was organized Feb. 14, 1849. Early congregations consisted of families of Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and . . . — Map (db m35670) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 50 — The Bee-Hive House
Erected about 1852 by President Brigham Young as the official residence of the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and occupied by him from the time it was completed until his death in 1877. From 1852 to 1855 it also . . . — Map (db m34995) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 392 — The Constitution Revered
"I want to say to every man, the Constitution of the United States, as framed by our fathers, was dictated, was revealed, was put into their hearts by the Almighty who dwells in the heavens; and I tell you in the name of Jesus Christ it is as good . . . — Map (db m35221) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Crowds Cheered On . . .
In 1845, it took six months to get a message from the east coast of the United States to California—by the time it arrived, the news was old. In the late 1850s, a half million people had migration west, and they wanted up-to-date news from . . . — Map (db m1433) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Flag of the United States of America
In the summer of 1847, this site, known then as the "Old Fort," was the first permanent Anglo-Saxon settlement in the west. It was here that the American Flag was first raised. This Sesquicentennial Flag Pole is raised as a tribute to the pioneers . . . — Map (db m35269) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 51 — The Lion House
Built by President Brigham Young and used by him as a residence from about 1855 until his death in 1877. On the lower floor were the dining room and kitchens. On the next floor were the living rooms and large parlor; and on the top floor were the . . . — Map (db m35354) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 4 — The Lion House1854-1856, Truman O. Angel
The Lion House takes its name from the carved lion on top of the front portico. The house was constructed with adobe blocks, a common building material during Utah’s settlement period. Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of . . . — Map (db m35683) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Mormon Battalion
History In May and June 1846, the services of the Mormon people--en route to the west--were officially tendered to the United States government, then at war with Mexico. President James K. Polk authorized Colonel Stephen W. Kearney, . . . — Map (db m35195) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The National Pony Express Monument
A Moment in Time. Running as fast as the mustang pony could run, Pony Express riders raced across nearly 1900 miles of wilderness carrying the U.S. Mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. With nostrils flaring, lungs . . . — Map (db m1432) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Old Clock
Dedicated to Roy W. Simmons and I. J. "Izzy" Wagner February 2,2007 Friends and business partners, Roy Simmons and I. J. "Izzy" Wagner spent more than half a century building businesses - including Zions Bank - and improving their . . . — Map (db m35325) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Old Sugar House
Home of one of the earliest efforts toward the creation of local industry in Utah. At these crossroads, in 1853-55, a structure was erected which stood for many years as a symbol of pioneer enterprises and courage. Its site was approximately two . . . — Map (db m1436) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Pony Express
The Pony Express Pony Express Division Headquarters Here, Ben Ficklin, General Superintendent, and Major Howard Egan and James C. Bromley, Division Superintendents, had their headquarters. The Following Were Honored Utah Riders . . . — Map (db m35405) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — The Salt Lake Theatre
Long, long be my heart with such memories filled; like the vase in which roses have once been distilled. You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, but the scent of the roses will hang ’round it still.Thomas Moore . . . — Map (db m35755) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — This is the Place Monument
This is the Place Monument, dedicated July 24, 1947, commemorates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers into the valley of the Great Salt Lake one hundred years before, and also the role of others—Spanish Catholic fathers, trappers and fur . . . — Map (db m1525) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 358 — Transcontinental Railroad
As western settlement increased, the need for an overland railroad was voiced by various groups, including Utah pioneers who petitioned Congress, Mar. 1852. The Enabling Act of 1862 authorized construction. First rails laid by Central Pacific in . . . — Map (db m35805) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — S-73 — Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church
Organized during the 1880’s by the Reverend T. Saunders, this congregation has served as a focus of black religious, social, and cultural activity in Utah from territorial days to the present. In 1907 property at this spot was acquired, and a church . . . — Map (db m35829) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 303 — Twentieth Ward School
On this site in 1857, the Twentieth Ward or Twentieth District School was erected, John Toone builder. The one large room served for school, church and recreation. In 1860 a two-story addition was constructed. Pupils came from all parts of Salt Lake . . . — Map (db m43559) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Unsung Heroes
Strategically placed relay stations across the western frontier proved to be a major contributing factor to the early success of the Pony Express mail service. “Station keeps,” assigned to these outposts readied swift horses, fresh and . . . — Map (db m35009) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 295 — Utah's First Fort
On this ten acre square during the years 1847-1849 stood the first fort, historic Mormon bastion, sometimes called the "Plymouth Rock of the West." Homes were erected of logs or adobe, side by side, with the rear walls forming a protective . . . — Map (db m35280) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — Utah's First Pioneer Burial Site
Utah's first pioneer burial site was located just thirty feet west and two hundred feet south of this point. Here, thirty-three Utah pioneers were buried beginning with three year-old Milton Thirlkill. This youngster from Mississippi drowned on 11 . . . — Map (db m35194) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — 314 — Warm Springs
July 26, 1847, President Brigham Young and others descended Ensign Peak and located Sulphur Springs. Thomas Bullock wrote: "About 1½ miles north of the Temple Block is a sulphur spring which I dug out and made into a beautiful place." A . . . — Map (db m124915) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Salt Lake City — William Staines and William Jennings
Two men figure most prominently in the history of Devereaux House. William Staines was the original occupant of this property. Staines was an English-born horticulturist whose dedication to his "mission to beautify Zion" helped establish the . . . — Map (db m35803) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — 370 — Granite Settlement
In the 1860's, a town named Granite was located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon by ore miners of Alta, Silverton, and Tannersville. Its desertion began as the mines closed about 1882. the surrounding country had been settled by Latter-day . . . — Map (db m37468) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — 470 — Mingo Smelter
The Mingo Smelter was the largest single producer in Utah of metals such as gold, silver, and lead. When it began in 1873, it was known as the Mountain Chief Smelter and was renamed the Mingo smelter in 1876 when it was expanded. By 1881 it produced . . . — Map (db m35765) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — 49 — Temple Granite Quarry
The granite used in the construction of the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City was quarried from a large field of huge boulders covering this area broken by nature's forces from adjacent cliffs. The quarrying of these boulders was begun about . . . — Map (db m44176) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Sandy — Temple Stone Quarry
Stones for the walls of the Salt Lake Temple of the LDS Church came from this area. As construction began on the temple, Church authorities selected the rock in this canyon as the “best material that can be furnished in the mountains of North . . . — Map (db m44180) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), South Jordan — 383 — South Jordan Settlement
In 1859, George A. Smith sold his Mexican Land Grant to Alexander Beckstead, who, with others, settled ½ mile to the south. They dug a five mile ditch from Jordan River, in operation since completed in 1863. Adobe Community House built, 1864. . . . — Map (db m34679) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), South Salt Lake — 98 — Carlisle Family Historical Marker
In the 1850’s and 1860’s, three brothers, Joseph, John, and Richard Carlisle, settled in this location between 700 West and Jordan River. Their endeavors included farming, dairying, and planting mulberry trees to raise silk worms. They developed a . . . — Map (db m124303) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), South Salt Lake — Kearns - St. Ann’s Orphanage
This eclectic Chateauesque style building was constructed in 1899 by the Roman Catholic church. It was designed by Carl M. Neuhausen, architect of the Thomas Kearns Mansion and the Cathedral of the Madeleine, both located on South Temple Street. . . . — Map (db m35608) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), South Salt Lake — Major General George P. Holm1918-2004
In commemoration of Major General George P. Holm, who served his country with great distinction in the United States Army from 1938 to 1971. He fought in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. After retirement, General Holm worked . . . — Map (db m124307) WM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Taylorsville — 82 — English Fort
In 1853 the settlers west of the Jordan River were advised by President Brigham Young to build a fort, to protect them from Indians. Thick walls of rock and adobe, with one gate surrounded two acres of land. Adobe partitions separated dwellings that . . . — Map (db m40226) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Taylorsville — 117 — Millrace1855
In 1855, upon the counsel of Brigham Young, Joseph Harker, with John and Samuel Bennion, hand-dug the lower ditch to irrigate the farmland on the river bottoms west of the Jordan River. A small rock dam was constructed on the Jordan River at . . . — Map (db m123573) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), Taylorsville — 9 — The Old School House
On this site, 6200 South and Redwood Road, in the year 1905 stood the 64th District School House. It was a red brick building consisting of two large rooms on the west side and a single large room on the east side. The name of the school was . . . — Map (db m41348) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — North Jordan Canal
Gardner Mill and Mill Pond, 1915. The Garder Mill was built next to a natural pond which was a much used pioneer and later day picnic and recreation area until it was drained in the 1950’s. Note Midvale Smelter in the background. Utah’s . . . — Map (db m123571) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — 35 — Salt Lake and Utah Railroad
The Salt Lake and Utah Railroad—better known in Utah as the “Orem Line”—extended from Salt Lake City through the city of South Jordan, at this location, and to Payson, a distance of 67 miles. A branch line of 9 miles in . . . — Map (db m35549) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — 12 — Utah Idaho Sugar FactoryWest Jordan, Utah 1916-1970
In 1849 Governor Brigham Young sent Apostle John Taylor on a mission to France to investigate industries that could be successfully established in the New Mountain Empire. There he met Philip De Lamare, a man of exceptional talents and substantial . . . — Map (db m35548) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — 413 — Welby
Garfield Beach Railroad Junction was built in 1905. In 1908, its post office was named Welby in honor of Rio Grande Railroad Superintendent. The R.G.R.R. Company drilled water wells, built soft water treatment plant, a round house, machine and . . . — Map (db m35033) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — 79 — West Jordan
In 1848, Samuel Egbert, Horace Ensign and Thomas Butterfield and families settled here. In 1849-1850 the settlers built the first canal from the Jordan River, in 1851 Samuel Mulliner tanned the first leather, in 1851 Matthew Gaunt built the first . . . — Map (db m35035) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — West Jordan IndustryPioneering Economic Development — Gardner Mill and Bingham Railroad 1915
Early settlement centered around the West Jordan Mill built by Archibald and Robert Gardner. They established a saw mill in 1850 and a grist mill in 1854 near the Jordan River at 7800 South. A bridge over the Jordan River was built in 1852-1854. . . . — Map (db m123572) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — 332 — West Jordan Pioneer Church
In 1859, to replace a log church house, Bishop Archibald Gardner chose Elias Morris as architect of this red sandstone and granite church. On May 15, 1861, the cornerstone was laid. Proceeds from a military ball attended by L.D.S. authorities . . . — Map (db m35952) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Jordan — West Jordan SettlementBuilding On Our Heritage — Cooper's Store 1888
When the Mormon Pioneers first came to the Salt Lake Valley, the river running west of the city was called the Western Jordan. All the area south of Big Cottonwood Creek was known as West Jordan. Thomas Butterfield, Samuel Egbert, and others were . . . — Map (db m123569) HM
Utah (Salt Lake County), West Valley City — 420 — Hunter
Homesteaders and settlers came in the 1870's to the area 4700 South to 7200 West, north to the Great Salt Lake, northeast along it's shore and the Davis County line to 4800 West and south to 4700 South. This area became Hunter Precinct in 1880 from . . . — Map (db m35101) HM

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