This Is The Place Heritage Park

Mormon Pioneer School - Salt Lake City Tours

The Heber East Ward School was originally built in 1865 and replicated in 1996 for This Is The Place Heritage Park's pioneer history village. Made of red sandstone from the mountains near Heber, Utah, it was used for both church meetings and for school. In pioneer days, money was scarce, so teachers were often paid in produce, lumber, and other materials. Parents even offered boarding to teachers as a means of paying tuition. 

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Jewkes-Draper Mormon Pioneer Home - Salt Lake City Tours

Samuel Jewkes, an English immigrant to the Mormon church, ran a gristmill and a sawmill in the town of Fountain Green, Utah. His middle class home was built with tine timbers connected with mortise and tendon joints and wooden pegs; the walls insulated with adobe bricks placed between the timbers using lime plaster and whitewash on the surfaces. The exterior was clapboard. Built in the mid-1860's, Jewkes later sold the home to Henry Draper in 1879. This quaint home was relocated in 1980 and now sits in the Mormon pioneer history village at This Is The Place Heritage Park. 

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Mormon Pioneer Cabin on Salt Lake City Tour

This Is The Place Heritage Park features the John Gardiner cabin near the entrance of Deseret Village. Built in Pleasant Grove, Utah, in 1864 and relocated to the park in 1979, the one-room cabin is 13 by 22 feet and was occupied by ten children. The Gardiner family came to Utah in 1864, traveling through Nebraska and Wyoming with the John D. Chase Company. 

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