Salt Lake City, Utah: Echo Canyon Tribute

A battered wagon, an ox statue, and a floridly-worded sign pay tribute to the pioneers who plodded through here in the 1840s.

Address:
I-80 W., Salt Lake City, UT
Directions:
Echo Canyon Welcome Center Rest Area. I-80 westbound, exit 170. Atop a hill, just to the east of the parking lot.
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Echo Canyon Tribute.

Echo Canyon

Stop at the rest area and climb the short hill for an epic vista of the surrounding cliffs, and an amusing monument to the immigrants who passed through the land. It's complete with oxen, dilapidated covered wagon, and cheesy declaration of westward expansion.

[Jeremiah, 08/22/2021]

The wagon's covered top with the word UTAH in letters was visible from the freeway, but it's gone now. The historical marker declaration is indeed cheesy. "Listen, if you will, to the melodic plodding of the oxen...."


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