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Handcart Pioneer Monument - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 46.178 W 111° 53.564
12T E 424658 N 4513567
Quick Description: One of a few monuments in Temple Square.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2017 11:05:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMX5QN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 5

Long Description:
The plaque says, "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 1850's, pulling and pushing all of 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 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."
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Handcart Pioneer Monument

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Knaphus, Torlief

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1926

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Temple Square

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