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2017-10-26 13.12.28

Edwin Whiting is actually my Great Great Great Great Grandfather.   He has a lot of history in the Springville/Mapleton area where I grew up.

There is  tree where one of his homes was located that he planted in 1861, see more info here.

The “Big House” was later demolished and in 1913, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built a chapel on the property. Extensive remodeling on the historic church building was completed in 1998 (see photo below) and the building was re-dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley, then president of the Church. The building was extensively damaged by vandals in 2006, who set fire to the structure. It was demolished as a result. The juniper tree still stands (source).

Below are photos from the tree and from his grave in the Springville Cemetery.

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