Emigration Canyon

E edge of Salt Lake City on UT 65, Salt Lake City, Utah. County/parish: Salt Lake.

NRIS 66000737

1 contributing site.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

Also known as:

  • This is the Place

From Wikipedia:

Emigration Canyon, Utah

Emigration Canyon is a metro township and canyon in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, located east of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Range. Beginning at the southern end of the University of Utah, the canyon itself heads east and northeast between Salt Lake City and Morgan County. The boundaries of the metro township do not extend to the county line nor do they encompass all of Emigration Canyon as parts of it are within Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,567.

A portion of Emigration Canyon, located in This Is the Place Heritage Park, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961 for the canyon's significance in the Mormon migration of the 19th century.

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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000737

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