This Is the Place Monument

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Coordinates: 40°45′11″N 111°48′48″W / 40.753167°N 111.813317°W / 40.753167; -111.813317

The This Is The Place Monument in Salt Lake City, Utah

The This is the Place Monument is a historical monument at the This is the Place Heritage Park, located on the east side of Salt Lake City, Utah, at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. It is named in honor of Brigham Young's famous statement in 1847 that the Latter-day Saint pioneers should settle in the Salt Lake Valley.[1] Mahonri M. Young, a grandson of Brigham Young, sculpted the monument between 1939 and 1947 at Weir Farm in Connecticut.[2] Young was awarded $50,000 to build the monument in 1939 and he was assisted by Spero Anargyros.[3] It stands as a monument to the Mormon pioneers as well as the explorers and settlers of the American West. It was dedicated by LDS Church President George Albert Smith on 24 July 1947, the hundredth anniversary of the pioneers entering the Salt Lake Valley.[4] It replaced a much smaller monument located nearby.

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  1. ^ Viorst, Milton. "Salt Lake City: The Founder Is Palpably Present", The New York Times, 26 September 1976. Retrieved on 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ Zimmer, William. "ART; At Weir Farm, the Bucolic Side of a Man", The New York Times, 23 January 2000. Retrieved on 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Weir Farm: Mahonri Young". National Park Service. National Park Service: U.S. Department of the Interior. Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "This Is The Place Monument Dedication", Improvement Era, Sept. 1947, p. 570

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