Pioneer Camping Grounds
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 45.625 W 111° 53.266
12T E 425067 N 4512540
Quick Description: This ten-acre block served as camping ground for immigrant trains. The vanguard of the first band of pioneers pitched their tents here, July 23, 1847, at which time their leader, Orson Pratt, dedicated the land.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 11:10:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM26EB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 62

Long Description:
This ten-acre block served as camping ground for immigrant trains. The vanguard of the first band of pioneers pitched their tents here, July 23, 1847, at which time their leader, Orson Pratt, dedicated the land. Later it became the focal point for semi-annual cattle drives. Was used for hay market, baseball grounds, carnivals, medicine shows, skating rink and circus performances. In pioneer days it was called Washington Square and Emigration Square; later it was known as the Eighth Ward Square.
Marker Name: Pioneer Camping Grounds

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Location: 400 S State Street SALT LAKE CITY , 84111 SALT LAKE County NW Corner Washington Square


County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake

Group Responsible for Placement: DUP

Date Dedicated: 1947

Marker Number: 102

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=2079


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