Liberty Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 44.978 W 111° 52.441
12T E 426215 N 4511331
Quick Description: The original five-acre plot, located in the Big Field Survey, was assigned to Isaac Chase, a pioneer of 1847. A spring of clear water made it a verdant spot. Later he purchased three other tracts and planted seeds of locust trees....
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 11:48:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM2G84
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 79

Long Description:
The original five-acre plot, located in the Big Field Survey, was assigned to Isaac Chase, a pioneer of 1847. A spring of clear water made it a verdant spot. Later he purchased three other tracts and planted seeds of locust trees around his home mill. In 1860, it became the property of Brigham Young, who added varieties of mulberry, cottonwood and other trees. In pioneer days it was known as Mill Farm, Forest Park and Locust Patch. In 1881, Salt Lake City purchased the land from the Young estate. On June 17, 1882 it was formally opened as a recreational area and officially named Liberty Park.
Marker Name: Liberty Park

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Location: LIBERTY PARK SALT LAKE CITY , 84105 SALT LAKE County 900 South Entrance


County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake City

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Date Dedicated: Dec 29th, 1948

Marker Number: 130

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=2086


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