Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grandpa Mabey dedicates the "Birthplace of South Jordan" monument

You may have heard that Grandpa Mabey dedicated a new historical monument called the "Birthplace of South Jordan." It was a very nice occasion and an honor for Grandpa. The monument is located just south of 10600 South along the river bottoms in the River Park development on the Market Street Grill property. You will all have to stop by sometime.

The bricks are from an old Oakeson farm building. The monument depicts the very first pioneer settlements in South Jordan, the White Fawn Flour Mill that existed on the site, and the early native Americans:

I took pictures of the dedication and Grandpa but unfortunately my photos that day for some reason didn't work. So you'll just have to look at a picture Cristie insisted I post. -- Bye -- John

PS: This is my first blog post ever, so please forgive any problems.


Cristie said...

It is a beautiful monument and I learned quite a bit about South Jordan that I didn't know before. Does anyone have any old White Fawn Flour sacks sitting around that they want to donate to a quilt?

John, your post was wonderful. Keep them coming!

Deanna said...

John, Thanks for taking all of those pictures. I also learned a lot about South Jordan. Your blogging was great.

Velmabey said...

I'm so glad you did this, John, I read it soon after the dedication, but in looking at it again I want to let you know we really appreciate it!