This Is the Place

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In Salt Lake City, there is a monument titled “This is the Place.” It has its own web page here, which explains the monument: “This obelisk is the first permanent “This Is The Place” Monument, erected in 1921, to commemorate the arrival into the Salt Lake Valley of the Mormon pioneers. It is near the actual location where Brigham Young halted his wagon on July 24, 1847 and declared, “This is the right place. Drive on.” The monument was refurbished and rededicated in 2007 under the direction of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers.”

I know the site well because many years ago, I worked for the company that did the landscaping. I laid out the walkways and installed the sprinkler system.

But I think it’s time for a second “This Is the Place” monument.

In New York.

Source: Letter VII

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