Brigham Young Monument and Meridian Marker

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Brigham Young Monument and Meridian Marker

Brigham Young Monument and Meridian Marker
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This monument honoring Brigham Young, the second president of the Mormon Church, is also the starting point of the city's street numbering system.
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wireless_in_CA
United States4,342 contributions
Historical Marker
Dec 2019 • Solo
Located right along South Temple Street between the Joseph Smith Building and the wall surrounding the Temple Square, the Great Salt Lake Base Meridian marker and the Brigham Young Statue were easy to find. The marker outlined the historical facts on the determination, setting and use of the base meridian. Good information for map enthusiasts. The statue depicted Brigham Young standing on top of a base with both Indian and white pioneers. They are the first intro to the garden area in between the LDS buildings.
Written 19 January 2020
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,664 contributions
MISSED them the first time
Sep 2019 • Solo
I did not notice them when I first entered the compound where the main attractions such as the Temple, Assembly Hall and Tabernacle were the focus of my attention.

During the tour of the Beehive House or the former house and office of B. Young, our Tour Guide mentioned about these Monument and Meridian Marker.

On my way out of the compound, I paid attention and looked for them. They are there at the Entrance Gate:: B. Young pointing to the ground where he wanted to start his city and the meridian correctly attesting its exact location. I took pictures of these 2 attractions.
Written 8 September 2019
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Ken18
Liverpool, UK1,603 contributions
Peaceful area
Jun 2019 • Solo
Brigham Young statue and gardens are a peaceful area. Beutiful planting immacutely maintained, as is all of Temple Square.
Written 31 July 2019
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Helen A
Sacramento, CA123 contributions
Lovely and Historical!
May 2019 • Family
We enjoyed strolling through this small park, looking at the historical markers, the statues, and the mill. The grass is delightful, and the small park is interesting!
Written 4 June 2019
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,826 contributions
Brigham Young's gravesite
Oct 2018
When my wife and I first visited Salt Lake City several years ago, I recall the strange feeling I had when, after touring the Beehive House, one of Brigham Young's official residences, the tour guide didn't volunteer to inform us where the man who led the Mormons' exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to the Salt Lake Valley and was the first President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was buried. In fact, the site is just around the corner from the Beehive House. Since then, a lot of things have changed. The Mormon Pioneer Memorial Monument or the Brigham Young Monument and Meridian Marker, also known as the Brigham Young Cemetery, is located at Main and South Temple Streets in Salt Lake City. Just 11 persons were buried in the cemetery, all family members. It was dedicated as a memorial park to the Mormon pioneers in 1974, which was the 173rd anniversary of Brigham Young's birth. The park was redesigned and restored in 2000 and features a beautiful entrance way. Among those buried in the cemetery are Brigham Young and his legal, non-plural wife, Mary Angell; Eliza Snow, who was sealed to Mormon founder Joseph Smith; Joseph Young, the first son of Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell; Alice Young Clawson, the fourth child of Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell; Lucy Ann Decker, Brigham Young's first polygamous wife; and Mary Van Cott Young, Brigham Young's 51st wife.
Written 15 October 2018
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Sandra L
Sacramento, CA46 contributions
Interesting little park
Jun 2018 • Couples
We do not belong to the LDS church but still found this quaint little site interesting. We stumbled upon this tiny memorial park while walking the neighborhood and were surprised to find it the burial location of Brigham Young.
Written 9 June 2018
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Linda D
Portland, ME2,533 contributions
Small but nice.
May 2018 • Couples
The monument and fountain were nice to see. The area is quite small but was worth the stop to have a short walk. It was quite peaceful.
Written 12 May 2018
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david m
Chubbuck, ID429 contributions
Nice historical location
Jan 2017 • Family
It is a very beautiful little park that also holds Brigham Young's grave and part of his family's graves too. I love going to there to reflect on his life and the legacy he left behind here in Utah.
Written 17 December 2017
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Wendy K
Austin, TX89 contributions
interesting
Jun 2017 • Couples
you are in the middle of this serene areas, where nuns and mormon prefects try to talk to you right next to a water fountain. Then you turn around and have a statue there. You read all about the history, and think interesting.
Written 1 July 2017
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OziDiver
Fairfax, VA2,897 contributions
See this while in Temple Square
Apr 2017 • Solo
If you are visiting Temple Square, then you should take a stroll to the corner of Main & South Temple Streets to see this. The original statue of Brigham Young was first displayed at the Chicago World Exposition of !893. Today it commemorate Brigham Young who in 1847 led the Mormon pioneers to Utah.. He was also the LDS Church President and Governor of Utah. Additionally in this square is a marker from which all places in Utah are measured.
Well worth a look while in the area.
Written 30 April 2017
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