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Pioneering - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 46.205 W 111° 53.620
12T E 424580 N 4513618
Quick Description: Pioneering is one of four relief art sculptures that make up the base of the tower for the Nauvoo Bell in the southwest area of Temple Square, near the wall between the Tabernacle and the Assembly Hall, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2013 10:07:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMGG0D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
This four foot high, three foot wide, relief art sculpture is described in the Art Inventory Catalog as follows:

"Four figures representing a pioneer family are seen with the tools and equipment used for pioneer life. Standing male figure is bearded and holds an infant in his proper left arm. On his proper right side, is a standing female figure, who places her arm around a small boy standing by her proper right side. In the background, there appears to be an image of the Mormon Temple. Tools and equipment shown include a wagon wheel, spinning wheel, lantern, hoe, axe, and shovels." (visit link)

Along the top of the sculpture it reads: PIONEERING
Along the bottom it reads: NO TOIL NOR LABOR FEAR
TITLE: Pioneering

ARTIST(S): Avard Fairbanks

DATE: 1942

MEDIUM: Bronze


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

Southwest area of Temple Square

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