Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spanish Fork, Utah - Icelandic Memorial

Icelandic Memorial
800 East Canyon Road, Spanish Fork, Utah
Dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley, 25 June 2005

In 1938 the Icelandic Association of Utah along with Daughters of Utah Pioneers placed a beautiful monument to honor the first Icelandic setters to North America at 800 E. Canyon Rd. in Spanish Fork. That monument honors the first sixteen who came to Utah.
The Icelandic Association of Utah board of directors felt the desire to honor all of those who immigrated to Utah by erecting a “wall of honor” to name each of those who sacrificed so dearly. In addition to the “wall of honor” the grounds around the monument have been up-dated by providing wheel-chair access, new landscaping and benches, a rock from Iceland and story plaques that tells the 150 year story of the Icelandic settlement in Utah, in 8 short paragraphs.
The monument is an inviting place to visit and remember. This project was completed for the Sesquicentennial Celebration June 23-26, 2005.

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