Monday, November 30, 2009

Monuments and Markers - This Is The Place

This Is The Place Monument
Salt Lake City

The names of grandfather Shadrach ROUNDY and uncle Horace Datus ENSIGN Jr. can be found on this Monument. See Biographies published in the Church News.

Dedicated: July 24, 1947

Cost: about $400,000
Sculptor: Mahonri M. Young
Size: Base (86 long, 66 feet tall);
Brigham (18 feet tall)
Number of figures: 74 persons; over 140 animate objects

This is the Place Monument was completed and dedicated on 24 July 1947 - exactly one hundred years after Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. The main group of pioneers had entered the valley two days earlier. ROUNDY and ENSIGN were with the early group.

The Monument is open during daylight hours year-round.
Old Deseret Village and the Visitor's Center are open between Memorial and Labor Days - Tuesday through Saturday, on some Saturdays before the season, and on selected evenings during the Christmas season. There is an admission charge to Old Deseret Village.
Erected and Dedicated to the First Company of Pioneers
to Enter the Valley of the Great Salt Lake in July 1847
Listed are uncle Horace Datus ENSIGN and grandfather Shadrack ROUNDY

(pictured a 5th great-grandson COOK, REASOR, WOOD, Kirt DeMar WOOD, Laura Elizabeth PARKER, Charles PARKER, Almeda Sophia ROUNDY, Shadrach ROUNDY)

7 ROUNDY / Quimby

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