This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the bookshop.
Sexton Mark E. Smith, Corey Rushton, and Annastasia Hirt will join us to read and sign their new local history book, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
The co-authors of Salt Lake City Cemetery will be joined by Linda K. Hilton, author of the popular map, The Famous and the Infamous: A Guide to the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
The Salt Lake City Cemetery was established in September 1847 when George Wallace, who arrived with the first company of Mormon pioneers two months prior, buried his young daughter on a picturesque hillside above the Salt Lake Valley. It has since grown to become the largest municipal cemetery in the United States, containing approximately 130,000 gravesites. To walk through the Salt Lake City Cemetery’s 120 acres is to trace a path through Utah history and experience a mosaic of the diverse and fascinating individuals who have shaped it: politicians, pioneers, artists, inventors, outlaws, educators, activists, and currently 12 presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book highlights these influential figures and many more. It also serves as a guide for navigating the cemetery grounds in person, with grave locations accompanying most captions.
Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy of Salt Lake Cemetery from The King's English.
GET YOUR COPY NOW! Pre-order your signed copy of Salt Lake Cemetery today, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. Please specify if you will be attending the event and if you want your book personalized.