The LDS pioneers’ hidden history

Salt Lake City’s Temple Square. Brigham Young’s Beehive House. The east bench’s This Is the Place Heritage Park.

Been there, toured them, right? After all, millions have.

But have you visited the spot where Young really spied the Salt Lake Valley for the first time? Or the hidden patch where this American Moses is buried? Or the fort he had a progenitor of a later LDS prophet build?

There are scores of less-frequented — and, in some cases, more intriguing — sites scattered across the valley and around Utah that tell the story of the Mormon pioneers and their historic journey to carve out a new home.

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Utah Historical Society have, for starters, identified hundreds of places that offer hints of what the settlers endured, experienced or accomplished.

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