Lest We Forget ~ 356
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 46.570 W 111° 53.425
12T E 424861 N 4514291
A memorial to the approximately 6,000 Mormons who died in their effort to migrate from their former homes in the East and come to Utah.
Waymark Code: WM9M5E
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 09/02/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 20

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. Hilda Anderson Erickson, last known surviving Utah pioneer, died Jan. 1, 1968, age 108, thus ending an illustrious era. Other late survivors were: Tora Nielsen J. Starkie, 1961; Minnie Peterson Brown, Selina Beddous Kelsey, Harriet Paris Smith Clawson, 1962; Heber Charles Cox, 1963. They were representative of the thousands of western pioneers who left to posterity a rich heritage of faith, fortitude, leadership and vision.

Across Columbus Street to the west, on the east side of the Pioneer Memorial Museum, is a statue that appears to be part of, or related to, this memorial marker.
Marker Name: Lest We Forget

Marker Number: 356

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