New Pioneer Statue

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“New Pioneer Statue,” Ensign, Feb. 1974, 74

New Pioneer Statue

The First Presidency has given approval for the placement of a new statue honoring the pioneers in the Brigham Young Cemetery on First Avenue in Salt Lake City. The statue is the project of the National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP), and will be paid for with funds raised by the SUP. A model of the statue, which will be life-size, already has been completed by Brother Edward J. Fraughton, a Salt Lake City artist. Brother Fraughton is seen above, center, with SUP president Thomas A. Lambert, right, and former SUP president Dr. Orson D. Wright, chairman of the monument project. Consideration also is being given to additional commemorative plaques in the small cemetery that is situated on what once was President Brigham Young’s estate. Currently it contains President Young’s grave and graves of his family members and of Eliza R. Snow. When the total cemetery project is completed it will be a major point of interest on a walking tour of historic Salt Lake City. Other focal points on the tour are Temple Square, Lion House, and Beehive House.