First Playground
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 46.709 W 111° 51.927
12T E 426970 N 4514527
Quick Description: This marker stands 90 ft. North of the gate to Lindsey's Gardens, first playground in Utah....
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 12:38:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM26EP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 16

Long Description:
This marker stands 90 ft. North of the gate to Lindsey's Gardens, first playground in Utah. In 1865 Mark Lindsey and wife Bothiah Savill Lindsey, handcart pioneers of 1859, homesteaded a quartersection; built a home, dance hall, museum, lunch arbors, a bathhouse fed from a spring in the ravine, planted gardens, made swings, giant strides, whirleygigs, greasy poles, croquet and baseball grounds, sold soft drinks, homemade ice cream and cake. Admission adults 10¢, children 5¢.
Marker Name: First Playground

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Location: 401 N "M" Street SALT LAKE CITY , 84103 SALT LAKE County SW corner of Lindsey Gardens (8th Ave. & M St.)


County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake

Group Responsible for Placement: DUP

Date Dedicated: Dec 30, 1948

Marker Number: 131

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=2074


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