Tag Archives: Utah

Pioneer Monument, Salt Lake City, Utah

This image shows the monument dedicated to the Mormon pioneers who travelled across the United States between 1856 and 1860 with little more than a cart of belongings and human power to move it. It was cast in 1926.

Natural Color by Mike Roberts

Natural Color by Mike Roberts

The description states:

HANDCART PIONEER MONUMENT

TEMPLE SQUARE

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Located in the Museum on Temple Square, this monument commemorates the hardships and sacrifices suffered by an estimated 3,000 of the early Utah Pioneers who crossed the plains during the years 1856-60 carrying their belongings on handcarts. This grueling trip which covered more than 1.300 miles required an average of around 3 1/2 months time.

–This image is not representative of the location where the monument is situated. The background has been removed to leave only the monument itself. it is in fact located in a park like outdoor setting.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Governor’s Reception Room, Salt Lake City, Utah

This image shows the furnishings and other decorations of the Governor’s Reception Room, part of the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Natural Color by Mike Roberts

Natural Color by Mike Roberts

The description states:

GOVERNOR’S RECEPTION ROOM

UTAH STATE CAPITOL

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

The Governor’s reception room, known as the “Gold Room”, is elaborately decorated and furnished. Located to the southwest of the captiol’s rotunda, it has been used to receive Presidents and royal visitors and is open daily to the public.

This room is on the second floor of the building, and has come to be known as the reception room in recent years.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Oldest House in Salt Lake City, Utah

This image shows the oldest house still standing in Salt Lake City and the shelter constructed to preserve it from the harsh climate of Utah.

Mike Roberts Kodachrome Reproduction

Mike Roberts Kodachrome Reproduction

The description states:

OLDEST HOUSE STANDING IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Preserved by the “Daughters of the Utah Pioneers” on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, this log cabin was built by the pioneers in 1847.

–The cabin is located to the west across the street from the Tabernacle, between the Church History Museum and the Family History Library.

This card likely dates from the 1950s.