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Handcart Pioneers, (sculpture) - Salt Lake City, Utah
N 40° 46.178 W 111° 53.564
12T E 424658 N 4513567
Quick Description: The Handcart Pioneers sculpture is at the Salt Lake City Temple Grounds.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 6:15:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMBD6G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Handcart Pioneers sculpture is listed on the Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog. Torlief Knaphus is the sculptor and creator who spent hours on this beautiful monument. The Handcart Pioneer Monument is a tribute to the thousands of hardy Mormon pioneers who, because they could not afford the larger ox-drawn wagons, walked across the rugged plains in the 1850s pulling and pushing all their possessions in handmade all-wood handcarts. Some 250 died on the journey, but nearly 3,000, mostly British converts, completed the 1,350-mile trek from Iowa City, Iowa, to the Salt Lake Valley. Many Latter-Day Saints today proudly recount the trials and the triumphs of their ancestors who were among the Mormon handcart pioneers.
TITLE: Handcart Pioneers, (sculpture).

ARTIST(S): Knaphus, Torlief

DATE: 1926

MEDIUM: bronze; Base: stone.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 75008250

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Salt Lake City Temple 50 West North Temple Street Salt Lake City Utah 84150


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Good condition


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