Sunday, April 25, 2010

Brigham Young

Date Placed: April 25, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Brigham Young Historic Park (State Street and North Temple), Salt Lake, Utah

Status: Active

Brigham Young was an American leader in the Latter-Day Saint movement and a settler of the western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death, and was the founder of Salt Lake City and the first governor of Utah Territory.

Brigham Young Historic Park is a beautiful, green area just east of Temple Square featuring statue memorials and a pioneer feel with a water wheel spinning through the free-flowing City Creek. Located at the southeast corner of State Street and North Temple, the Historic Park occupies land that once belonged to Young as part of his farm.

Visitors are welcome to Brigham Young Historic Park throughout the year, but during summer months the park is especially popular. Between June and August, Tuesday and Friday evening concerts feature local and internationally known musicians, and are free of charge to the public. The concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. in June and July and at 7:30 in August. Additionally, Wednesday evening talks on various subjects are given during those same months.

Directions: Walk behind the quarry stone men, heading for the southern gate in the upper section. Look to the north from the gate, and see three grey rocks next to the cement path. Next to them is a red rock by a large, flat grey rock. Between those two rocks lies Brigham Young.

1 comment:

  1. Found this one completely by accident while doing that "other game," geocaching!! These are too close together!! Both fun hobbies for sure! Thanks.