David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins Bust ~ Utah State Capitol Building ~ Salt Lake City, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member brwhiz
N 40° 46.635 W 111° 53.284
12T E 425060 N 4514409
Quick Description: This life-size bronze bust of the famous automobile speed demon, created by Jerry Anderson, is on display in the fourth floor gallery of the Utah State Capitol Building.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 2:51:56 PM
Waymark Code: WME9QJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The bust depicts Ab wearing the typical uniform of the autompbile racer of the middle 20th century.

The Utah Historical Marker plaque on the pedestal reads:

DAVID ABBOTT (AB) JENKINS

He set numerous world's
unlimited automobile records
on Utah's Salt Flats
during 1932-1956.
Many of them were with

MORMON METEOR III.

Ab Jenkins was born
in Spanish Fork, Utah,
on 25 January 1883,
son of Welsh immigrants.
He was Mayor of
Salt Lake City
1940 - 1943.
He died 9 August 1956.
This bust of Ab Jenkins
was sculpted by
Jerry Anderson,
Leeds, Utah,
and has been provided by

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

Bust of Ab Jenkins and New Display of
Mormon Meteor III
dedicated by
Bishop David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins II
under auspicies of
Sons of Utah Pioneers
with welcome by Governor Michael O Leavitt
21 October 1993
Utah State Capitol

URL of the statue: Not listed

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