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Brigham Young Historic Park

May 12, 2010   //   by BYU Journeys   //   Blog, Salt Lake City  //  No Comments

Honored for his roles as pioneer, colonizer, governor, and religious leader, Brigham Young (1801–77) was best known as simply “Brother Brigham.” Read more >>

Utah and the Civil War

Apr 21, 2010   //   by BYU Journeys   //   Blog, Salt Lake City  //  No Comments

The Civil War Monument was erected in 1961 to honor the Utah men who served in the Civil War by protecting precious mail and telegraph lines.

Monument honoring Latter-day Saint soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Photo by Robert L. Hall

In 1857, Congress funded a biweekly mail service between San Francisco and the eastern United States. This was followed by a formal mail route, which facilitated regular contact between Salt Lake City and cities in the East and the West.

The Overland Mail Company became the information lifeline. Without mail delivery to Utah, the LDS Church would have had no contact with missionaries serving abroad. Pioneer converts from overseas would have had to travel from port to Salt Lake City alone, with little assistance from the main body of the Saints.

Lot Smith led Latter-day Saint soldiers west to protect mail and telegraph lines. Photo Courtesy Daughters of Utah Pioneers

There would have been no means of communication to forewarn and prepare the Saints to help those in trouble on the westward frontier trails. On October 8, 1861, telegraph lines were finally completed, linking the eastern and western portions of the United States.

Salt Lake Eagle Gate

Mar 10, 2010   //   by BYU Journeys   //   Salt Lake City  //  No Comments

An interesting arch was erected in 1859 to mark the entrance to President Brigham Young’s property. The original twenty-two-foot gate has undergone several remodeling projects over the years and now stands as a seventy-six-foot span. It serves as a reminder of Brigham Young’s strength, patriotism, and integrity.

An early view of the Eagle Gate, courtesy Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

Original wooden Eagle in the DUP Museum Salt lake City, photo by John P. Starrs

Modern Eagle, photo by John P. Starrs

Modern Eagle Gate, photo by John P. Starrs

Modern Gateway The present bronze gateway, its eagle a scale enlargement of the original, has been erected as a tribute to the visionary and patriotic pioneers who founded Salt Lake City © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The Eagle Gate shown with cobblestone wall around the Brigham Young properties. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University

Salt Lake Pioneers First Encampment Park

Feb 17, 2010   //   by BYU Journeys   //   Salt Lake City  //  2 Comments

Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 22nd, 1847. This is where they camped that first night. Read more >>

Ensign Peak

Jan 13, 2010   //   by BYU Journeys   //   Salt Lake City  //  No Comments

See how Ensign Peak, the peak that rises over North Salt Lake, foretold a gathering of saints. Read more >>