Emigration Canyon - Salt Lake City UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 40° 45.076 W 111° 49.371
12T E 430537 N 4511471
Quick Description: Also known as This is the Place. Emigration Canyon was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961. It is significant in Utah history as the original route used by pioneers entering Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 7:23:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMGDYJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member B Family
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Long Description:
It was part of the Hastings Cutoff route used by the Donner Party in 1846, and where the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. As Brigham Young looked over the canyon, he declared, "This is the right place. Drive on." These words have become famous in Utah history. The event is commemorated with This Is The Place Heritage Park at the mouth of the canyon. Throughout Emigration Canyon, there are several historic markers designating camps, trail markers and milestone where the Mormon Pioneers passed while on their way to the Salt Lake Valley. One example of these milestones is called Lost Creek Camp.
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