Sunday, December 23, 2018

Founders of Utah


On Temple Square at Salt Lake City, Utah is the Brigham Young Monument that reads “The names of the pioneers who arrived in this valley, 24 July 1847. ... The entire company and outfit consisted of 143 men, 3 women, 2 children 70 wagons, 1 boat 1 cannon, 93 horses, 52 mules, 66 oxen, 19 cows.” These were the original pioneer founders of Utah. The first of the 148 names is "Brigham YOUNG." In the next to the last column of the monument’s names is “Lewis BARNEY,” son of my husband’s Utah pioneer ancestor, "Charles BARNEY," who arrived at the Salt Lake Valley in 1852, along with most of the remainder of his BARNEY children. Other names included on the monument are three “colored servants” - “Green FLAKE, Hark LAY, and Oscar CROSBY.” The monument was unveiled on 24 July 1897.


These photographs were made at Temple Square in August of 2008.

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