Domingez-Escalante (06/00/2004) Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Domínguez were the first European explorers to venture through Utah in 1776-77. They are commemorated at the This the Place Heritage Park.
This Is the Place (06/00/2004) The Monument is designed to celebrate the diversity of characters moving into Utah.
This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City celebrates Utah's pioneer heritage. The park is named for the famous statement given by Brigham Young when he first entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847.
The Park is a major attraction during Utah's Pioneer Day festival which takes place on the 24th of Julya State Holiday.
The Park is at the base of Emigration Canyon. Emigration Canyon was first opened by the Donnor Party on their ill fated trip to California. The canyon was the route for many pioneers, The Pony Express and the Transcontinental Telegraph which was completed in Salt Lake on October 24, 1861.
Salt Lake City
(439 pictures) The early pioneers to Salt Lake City followed the path of the Donnor Party. The Heritage Park is the site where many pioneers had their first view of the Salt Lake Valley.
(53 pictures) Brigham Young is reported to have pronounced Salt Lake to be the place on July 24thm 1847. This day is commemorated as a state holiday.
Red Butte Gardens
(63 pictures) This gallery shows pictures from the Red Butte Garden Area (just north of This is the Place Heritage Park).
The Wasatch Mountains
(130 pictures) The Park is at the base of Emigration Canyon in the Wasatch Mountains.
(27 pictures) This is the Place Monument is just south of Research Park in Salt Lake City.
Bonneville Shoreline Trail
(131 pictures) The Bonneville Shoreline trail runs along the old Bonneville Shoreline on the Wasatch Mountains.