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Salt Lake City - Utah - Sea Gull Monument - Historic

Salt Lake City - Utah - Sea Gull Monument  - Historic

The Seagull Monument located on Temple Square, is a tribute to the history behind the state bird of Utah. After the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847, the next winter was a mild one. The early settlers planted crops early and were looking forward to the harvest. However, after planting approximately 900 acres of wheat, a “great numbers of large, black crickets…came swarming from the foothills literally by millions.”1

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Photo taken @ G on 29 December 2019 (© Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - 69 Million Views / Flickr)

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