2388 East Murray Holladay Road in Holladay, Utah
2394 East Murray Holladay Road in Holladay, Utah
2408 East Murray Holladay Road in Holladay, Utah
2417 East Murray Holladay Road in Holladay, Utah
2397 East Murray Holladay Road in Holladay, Utah
8767 South 700 East in Sandy, Utah
Dedicated: May 25, 1991
Mayor: Lawrence P. Smith
Designer: Janet Witherspoon
Bertha Rand, Chairman
Dick Adair – Cathy Flox
Sam Burggraaf – Mike Shea
Sandy Exchange Club
American Legion Sandy Post 77
A. E. “Babe” Malstrom
Plus 100 additional contributors
(Located at the Sandy City Cemetery. )
Eastward 200 to 500 yards on Spring Creek’s northern side in 1847, 2 or 3 men built temporary winter shelters called dugouts only months after entering Salt Lake Valley in July.
After arriving, LDS pioneers explored the valley and discovered a 1-1/4 mile-long creek emanating from springs near 2950 East, flowing southwesterly to Big Cottonwood Creek, near Highland Drive. They called it Spring Creek. Since they needed first to form farming communities to assure survival, Spring Creek offered year-round water for irrigation, homes, and livestock. Reportedly by fall a group was here planning farms and a community. They returned to the city to winter, except the men who built dugouts, making Holladay Utah’s first pioneer community outside Salt Lake City.
Dugouts were made by digging a 12-ft.-square area about 4 ft. deep in the sloping creek bank. Corner poles 8 ft. long were set upright; secured to them was wall siding of split logs. Wood slabs, willows, and sod formed the roof, canvas or rawhide the door. Often one end of a dead tree burned in the floor’s middle, the trees other end sticking out the doorway. When the fire burned low, more of the tree was pulled into the fire.
2132 South Richards Street in Salt Lake City, Utah