It’s a good dating stop for Mormon couples, a fun setting for LDS family home evenings and a classroom for living history. Especially around Pioneer Day.
Among the sprawling cemetery’s 110,000 graves: 11 Mormon prophets, from John Taylor through Gordon Hinckley (omitting only Lorenzo Snow and Ezra Taft Benson); colorful characters such as gun-slinging bodyguard Orrin Porter Rockwell and the “swearing elder” J. Golden Kimball; and well-known pioneer women, including Ellis R. Shipp, one of Utah’s first female doctors, Jane Manning James, the first black Mormon pioneer woman, and Amelia Folsom Young, Brother Brigham’s 25th — and purportedly favorite — wife.
By Leann Burke|The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jul 19, 2013
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