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Great Salt Lake Base and Meridian

No 12

ERECTED JUNE 12, 1932

GREAT SALT LAKE BASE AND MERIDIAN

LATITUDE 40°46'04" - LONGITUDE 111°54'00"

ALTITUDE (SIDEWALK) 4327.27 FT.

FIXED BY ORSON PRATT ASSISTED BY HENRY G. SHERWOOD,
AUGUST 3, 1847, WHEN BEGINNING THE ORIGINAL SURVEY OF
"GREAT SALT LAKE CITY," AROUND THE "MORMON" TEMPLE SITE
DESIGNATED BY BRIGHAM YOUNG JULY 23, 1847. THE CITY
STREETS WERE NAMED AND NUMBERED FROM THIS POINT.

DAVID H. BURR, FIRST U.S. SURVEYOR-GENERAL FOR UTAH,
LOCATED HERE IN AUGUST 1855, THE INITIAL POINT OF PUBLIC
LAND SURVEYS IN UTAH, AND SET THE STONE MONUMENT, STILL
PRESERVED IN POSITION.

AN ASTRONOMICAL STATION, ITS STONE BASE STILL STANDING
100 FT. N. AND 50 FT. W. OF THIS CORNER WAS ESTABLISHED BY
GEORGE W. DEAN, U.S.C.&G. SURVEY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1869, TO
DETERMINE THE TRUE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE; IT WAS USED TO
OBTAIN CORRECT TIME AT THIS POINT UNTIL DECEMBER 30, 1897

MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS OF 
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS 
AND UTAH PIONEER TRAILS AND LANDMARKS ASSOCIATION.

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