Centrally located in the city, this full service park covers 6.1 acres. The park provides 2 tennis courts, a play ground, 2 baseball/softball fields, a large utility field, 1/3 mile jogging trail and an outdoor pavilion (lighted). Also provided is a small basketball court with two hoop standards.(*)
The Union Cemetery in Sandy.
Location: 1455 East Creek Road, Sandy, UT
Text from DUP Marker #155 reads:
Rufus Forbush buried his wife, Polly Clark, at this spot on 22 August 1851. In 1852, after several victims of a Black Smallpox epidemic had been buried here, he contributed the land for use as a pioneer cemetery and many of the prominent early citizens of Union were buried here. All official records are lost but the restorers of the cemetery have been able to identify the graves of 48 adults, 72 children and 20 persons of undetermined age.
Green and Martha Flake are buried here, two of the first 3 African American people to join the LDS Church and to come into the Salt Lake Valley. (See Legacy of the Black Pioneer)
There is a plaque for the Olaus Johnson Family reading:
Olaus Johnson, a twin, was born November 17, 1833, to Johan Olsen (Heggum) and Karen Olsen (Winnes) in Nordstand, Royken-Buskerud, Norway. At the age of nine, he went into the fishing trade with his father and at fifteen, he left to become a sailor. After six years, he was commissioned as a “captain.” He lived on the sea until he was twenty-nine years old.
Olaus and his family were converted to the L.D.S. Church and migrated to Utah in September of 1863; along with Anna Helena Dyresen, Marie Hansen, Martin Mattias Olsen, Amphion (Olsen) Johnson, Little Olsen, and Charles Kalo Ingelinn Olsen. Olaus and Anna Helena Dyresen Amundsen (daughter of Dyre Amundsen and Gjretude Marie Olsen) were married in Echo Canyon September 9, 1863, prior to arriving in the Salt Lake valley. They settled in South Cottonwood and later moved to West Jordan where they lived in a dugout. They later lived for a period of two years in Mill Creek, and then back again to West Jordan. In 1866, they moved again to South Cottonwood. During this period, their first son drowned in an irrigation ditch.
More immigrants came from Norway in the fall if 1864. Included was Paulina Thomasen (Thomasdatter), daughter of Thomas Syverson and Marie Pederson, who came to live with the Johnsons. Olaus and Paulina were married on Jamuary 13, 1867. Due to the U.S. anti-polygamy raids, he was forced to hide out most of the time. Following a period in California, he finally returned and turned himself over to the authorities and as a result, spent six months in the penitentiary.
Prior to his death on March 22, 1922, Olaus served two missions for the L.D.S. Church. He was a skilled craftsman and spent most of his life as a carpenter, mason, and farmer. Olaus is buried in the Murray City Cemetery.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’ is a non-profit organization located in Draper. It is home to 2500 animals representing 450 species. The public aquarium consists of five main exhibits: Discover Utah, Ocean Explorer, Journey to South America, Expedition Asia and Antarctic Adventure.(*)
Build c. 1894, the Ernest and Sadie Cushing home is a one-story crosswing type Victorian style house. The front porch was apparently added or changed in the 1930s, perhaps at the same time as the c.1933 brick rear addition. A wood frame addition was built c.1960 A c.1910 storage building is located north and easy of the non-historic garage.
According to family histories, Ernest had saved enough money to have the house built, purchase a horse and buggy, and allow Sadie to pick out furniture, all before they were married. Ernest’s grandfather, James Cushing, lived next door, and across the street lived his parents. There were so many Cushings on Pioneer Avenue it was often referred to as “Cushing Avenue.”
The James and Mariah Cushing house in Historic Sandy was built c. 1891, is significant for its association with Sandy‘s historical development. The original house is a common example from the era. Its remodeling c. 1920, after being damaged by fire, is also significant. The house, originally a cross-wing, was rebuilt in the bungalow style, which was gaining national popularity and now reflects changing architectural tastes of the period.
The Cushings had immigrated to Utah in 1853 and raised eight children here. James participated in the rescue of the Martin handcart company, assisted in stringing the first telegraph wire through Salt Lake, and worked on the Salt lake Temple. After building this house, the Cushings lived the rest of their lives in it, surrounded by their children and grandchildren. In 1919 the house was sold to Thomas and Alice Davies. Thomas worked as a boiler maker on the railroad and then at the American Smelting and Refining Company in Murray. The Davies moved to Provo in 1927 and used the house as a rental until 1938.
Located in Historic Sandy.
This two-story Queen Anne house was built in 1893. At that time Sandy was a rural community and still isolated enough for a Victorian house of this size and detailing to be unique. The local children called it the “castle house.”
William and Amorillis Gammet Vincent moved to Sandy soon after their marriage in 1875. William, a former railroad conductor in Salt Lake, became a foreman of the Pioneer Ore Sampling Mill and later owned a saloon. The Vincent’s owned several houses in Sandy before building this large one to live in with their seven children. As prominent citizens of the community, the couple hosted many social events such as dances held on the floor of the sampling mill. They also held many events at their elegant home with its polished stairways and light room with extensive views. Amorillis was an avid gardner and the flower gardens surrounding the house were especially elaborate under her care. William died in 1921. In 1934, three years after the death of Amorillis, the property was deeded to their daughter, Mildred, and her husband, William W. O’Brien.
Ann Paramore Marriott House
The Ann Paramore Marriott House, built c. 1910, is significant for its association with Sandy’s historical development. This house is a one-story bungalow with a full-width porch and hipped roof with wide, overhanging eaves.
Ann was the wife of Thmas Edward Marriott. In the spring of 1875, the family moved to Sandy, where they opened a general store. In 1881 Thomas and Ann purchased the forner Hatch Boarding House located on Main Street and 100 West, where Thomas established the Marriott Hotel. The hotel was a two-story building with eight sleeping rooms on the second floor that were rented to miners, and the family’s living quarters, an optician’s office, and a confectionary on the ground level. Thomas and Ann also managed the first post office in Sandy. Ann had this bungalow completed two years after Thomas’ death.
See also Anne P Marriott House
James & Ellen May Jensen House
This house was build by James B. and Ellen May Cushing Jensen following their marriage in 1894. James was active in the mining industry and later was a professor at the university of Utah and a mining consultant. The Jensens sold their home in 1925 to Jedediah and Semira Goff, although it appears they they never lived in the house. John Lavel and Olive Hogan Smith lived here during 1932-48. John was a mechanical engineer and miner. Olive was a machine operator at the Salt Lake Knitting Works.
This Victorian style house is representative of the shift in Sandy architecture to more elaborate homes following the end of the mining boom in 1893. houses began to be build with more permanent, substantial materials and adorned with decorative woodwork of trained craftsmen. The Jensen house is one of the best remaining examples of this style in Sandy.
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