from the Rogers Mill
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
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
A short time after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, many began settling other areas of the Territory of Deseret. In 1858 Orrin Porter Rockwell bought sixteen acres of land near Crystal Hot Springs, south of Salt Lake City, which . . . — — Map (db m223829) HM
About 1800 feet due west
prominent on the overland stage and
Pony Express route 1858 to 1868.
Kept by Orrin Porter Rockwell.
This monument was constructed of the stone from the old station. — — Map (db m150035) HM
Headed by Brigham Young, the company reaching here July 23d numbered 2,587 persons, with 464 carriages & wagons, 1,028 horses & mules, and 332 oxen & cows.
A program of addresses, six brass bands, singing, athletic events, drills by six . . . — — Map (db m153210) HM
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
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
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.
In memory of our . . . — — Map (db m34921) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can you smell bacon frying and the bread rising in
the cookhouse over yonder? This area was filled
with the smells and sounds of a growing, working,
This rock-quarrying tent camp exploded into a
town of more than fifty buildings and . . . — — Map (db m171343) HM
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
In 1915, the first marker to
commemorate the arrival
of the Mormon pioneers
to the Salt Lake Valley
was a large, wooden cross.
The wooden cross was
replaced in 1921 with
the obelisk monument you
see in front of you.
This spot is . . . — — Map (db m171245) HM
The landscapes you see in our Native American Village represent the diversity of our state. The redrock “sandstone” represents the tribes of the Navajo and Piute people. The granite, grass, and stream represent the tribes of the Ute, Goshute, and . . . — — Map (db m184969) HM
The first marker to commemorate the arrival of the Mormon
pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley was a wooden cross. The
eight foot post carried the name “Brigham Young.” The
crosspiece said "This is the place.” In 1921, the wooden . . . — — Map (db m171337) HM
Cooperation between Utah State University in Logan and the Utah Poultry Producers led to development of a special breed of chicken, the White Leghorn, to produce a pure white egg that soon became preferred by consumers over the brown eggs of other . . . — — Map (db m224597) HM
As Draper's egg cooperative prospered, Draper farmers found markets all across America. To deliver the freshest eggs possible to cities as far away as New York City, special ice cooled railroad cars were developed, called "Reefers," which stands for . . . — — Map (db m224577) HM
Built in 1912, the architect was Niels Edward Liljenberg. This building replaced a school that was built on this same site in 1883. The school was named in honor of John R. Park, a leading educator in Utah, a former teacher and principal in Draper, . . . — — Map (db m224393) HM
Designed by school district architect Niels Edward Liljenberg, the Draper Park School was constructed in 1912, replacing an 1883 school on this same site. The building was named in honor of Dr. John R. Park, a leading figure in Utah’s educational . . . — — Map (db m224391) HM
On the present site of Draper Historic Park, with some expansion to the north and south, stood Draperville Fort. Fort Street was named for this historic enclosure.
According to the Eleventh General Epistle of the Presidency of The Church of . . . — — Map (db m224741) HM
During World War II, the U.S. Government purchased eggs, chickens and turkeys from the Utah Poultry Producers to be shipped to troops overseas.
At the cooperative's 1942 annual meeting, Utah Poultry Producers President, Clyde C. Edmonds . . . — — Map (db m224568) HM
Local Farms Produce National Results.
By the Great Depression, more than 5,000 families across Utah had chicken coops and relied on egg checks from The Utah Poultry Producers Cooperative Association to help with cash flow during hard economic . . . — — Map (db m224574) HM
George Henry Cottrell built this five room, one and one half story, straw-colored brick home circa 1905.
It was built on a five foot high granite rock foundation to prevent the house from sinking into a swampy area.
He lived in the home until . . . — — Map (db m224603) HM
Born 6 Feb 1824 - Limerick, Maine
Died 17 Oct 1898 - Draper
Arrived Salt Lake Valley 2 July 1850
Community and Spiritual Leader
In 1857 Johnston's Army was approaching Salt Lake City to put down a supposed Mormon . . . — — Map (db m224774) HM
National Popularity and Celebrities
With the success of "Milk White" eggs in large markets, celebrities endorsed the product in print, on the radio and at trade shows across the Nation.
Each year the current Miss America and other . . . — — Map (db m224557) HM
Built in 1929, the Joseph and Mina Mickelsen House is a large, one-story, hip-roofed bungalow with wide caves constructed of striated brick in a stretcher bond. The building is significant for its association with the development of Draper in the . . . — — Map (db m224954) HM
This one-story hip-rooted bungalow was built in 1929 on property now occupied by the Draper City Hall. When built, the house was a showpiece with the first colored bathroom fixtures and first automatic watering system in Draper. When demolition . . . — — Map (db m224953) HM
By many standards, Utah land is not well suited to agriculture - Nature has been stingy in that regard. Good crop land is scarce. Water is not plentiful, nor can it even be found in many places. Yet, driven by a sense of gathering and a yearning for . . . — — Map (db m224594) HM
The north wall of the "Old Meeting House" stood near this monument. Here (1861-1869) Dr. John R. Park began his career as an educator in Utah. This school produced many of the state’s leaders and left an indelible love for education in Draper. . . . — — Map (db m224607) HM
The cooperative success of Utah poultry farmers changed the way we eat today. Before this effort, eggs were not reliably fresh and were not eaten year-round until the "Milk White" marketing plan shattered stereotypes and won connoisseurs.
Every . . . — — Map (db m224600) HM
Perry Fitzgerald, pioneer, farmer, and rancher was born December 22, 1815 in Redstone, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Perry moved to Vermillion, Illinois wen he was about 20 years old and began farming. While there, he married and began his family. . . . — — Map (db m224750) HM
Peter was born May 12, 1854 in Odense, Denmark. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of seventeen and served as a missionary in Denmark for two years. He sailed to America in 1865 on the . . . — — Map (db m224768) HM
Built in 1898 by Antone Nielson, the granite rock for the foundation was brought from the Temple Quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The first floor was built 3" above the ground because of high ground water and possible flooding from the South . . . — — Map (db m224401) HM
Built in 1899 by Anthon J. Nielsen.
At the time of World War II, the home had been turned into 4 apartments. It is a 2 1/2 story building, built of brick. The house is built on a granite foundation that are 3 bricks thick and go all the way to . . . — — Map (db m224606) HM
Intermountain Farmers Association (IFA)
What started as a marketing cooperative for eggs in 1923 has evolved over the years to serve the varied needs of farmers and ranchers throughout Utah and neighboring states.
After almost a century, . . . — — Map (db m224595) HM
Built 1899-1900. The Dunyons lived in this home until the depression. In 1940 W.B. Enniss purchased the home and in 1956 it was purchased by its present owners. This 1 and 3/4 story Victorian style building is built from orange brick. The home has . . . — — Map (db m224605) HM
Peter A. Nielsen, a stone mason and Mormon pioneer from Denmark, built the original portion of the home in 1880 using a granite stone foundation and two courses of soft-fired brick for the exterior walls. Circa 1900 the front portion of the home was . . . — — Map (db m224601) HM
Heber A. Smith built this brick building circa 1890-1895 which served as one of the first three school houses in Draper, having one large room upstairs and two in the basement. Later is was used as a pool hall known as Poolies. In 1923 E. Miller . . . — — Map (db m224398) HM
Built circa 1900. This house was owned at one time by the Jordan School District and was home to Reid Beck, who was the principal of Draper Elementary and Junior High School from 1917, until his death in 1943. Mr. Beck and his wife purchased the . . . — — Map (db m224399) HM
This property deeded to Ebenezer Brown from the United States in 1872, was part of the old fort of Draper. Ownership changed several times. S.J. Mickelsen Lumber (circa 1818-1920) built this two-bedroom house as a "spec" home for returning World War . . . — — Map (db m224602) HM
The only human inhabitants in the area for centuries consisted of migratory Native American tribes. Sivogah (pronounced Si-voy-ah) meaning willows, was the Native American name for the area that later became known as Draper.
In the fall of . . . — — Map (db m224548) HM
Missionary, pioneer, church leader, farmer, shoemaker, merchant
After whom the city of Draper, Utah is named
Born- April 24, 1807
Midland District, Upper Canada
Baptized into LDS Church March 20, 1833
Migrated to Utah . . . — — Map (db m224770) HM
445 feet west of this monument is the site of the pioneer flour mill erected in the spring of 1848 by John Neff, 1847 Pioneer, the burrs were bought by him at winter quarters from Brigham Young at whose request they were brought to Utah. The granite . . . — — Map (db m150269) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jul. 1, 1861 – Nov. 20, 1861
James Stretesky •
Gene I. Glover Family •
Richard Grant Thayne •
Utah Westerners Foundation •
Carl Gustaze “Gus” Carlson Family
Pony Express Trail . . . — — Map (db m199490) HM
Early in 1849 the Pioneers of Union settled 1½ miles South-East of here, water, grass, wood and clay were abundant, Silas Richards first Bishop and school teacher arrived November 4, 1949. In 1853-54 Union Fort was built on ten acres donated by . . . — — Map (db m150037) HM
Was erected by Robert Gardner and his sons, Archibald, Robert and William, on Warm Springs Stream, in Salt Lake City, October, 1847, where three boards were sawed. The Mill was moved to this site in 1848, producing the first commercial lumber in . . . — — Map (db m150254) HM
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
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
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
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
On 19 July 1847, scouts Orson Pratt and John Brown climbed the mountain and became the first Latter-day Saints to see the Salt Lake Valley. Due to illness, the pioneer camp had divided into three small companies. On 23 July, the last party, led by . . . — — Map (db m150080) HM
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
This monument was erected July 23, 1933, and marks the last camp site of the first company of Mormon Pioneers, under the leadership of President Brigham Young, before entering the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847. — — Map (db m41379) HM
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
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
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
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
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
The mansion, completed in 1901, was designed for Alfred W. and Elizabeth McCune by architect S. C. Dallas. Alfred McCune acquired great wealth through railroad, mining, and timber enterprises. In 1920, after the McCune's moved to Los Angeles, they . . . — — Map (db m132485) HM
The Assembly Hall, constructed of granite
stone left over from the building of the
temple, was completed in 1880. It is a
place of public worship, in which visitors
are welcome. Although the building is used
mainly for conferences of Latter-day . . . — — Map (db m172067) HM
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 m172048) HM
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 m172051) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m35685) HM
Among the wagons that headed west with the Mormon pioneers were those carrying the historical records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After storing in records in various locations around the city in 1855-1856 the Church built a . . . — — Map (db m223420) HM
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 Nicholas G. Morgan, . . . — — Map (db m35075) HM
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
In memory of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon July 1, 1857 — July 10, 1932 Pioneer Doctor — First Woman State Senator in the U.S. Author of Utah sanitation laws Member of first State Board of Health Her office and home located near this . . . — — Map (db m146594) HM
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
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
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 m150534) HM
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 m224778) HM
The parent school or the University of Deseret, established November 11, 1850 in the home of John Pack, was located on this corner. Forty students enrolled the first year. Produce, lumber, etc. were taken for tuition and sold by Mr. Pack. Cyrus W. . . . — — Map (db m223394) HM
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
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
At the founding of Salt Lake City in 1847, this city block was deeded to Heber C. Kimball, a friend of Brigham Young who served with him in the First Presidency of the LDS Church. Kimball was born in Vermont in 1801 and joined the church in New York . . . — — Map (db m155791) HM
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
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
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
In Honor Of
[ 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
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
Heber C. Kimball, pioneer of 1847 and first counselor to Brigham Young, was allotted the land adjacent to this monument upon which to build homes for his family, the majority of whom arrived in 1848. He and Newel K. Whitney dedicated a plot of . . . — — Map (db m132484) HM
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
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