Monday, June 16, 2008
The Eagle Gate.
The Eagle Gate spans "State Street" just North of "South Temple Street". Long before there were other buildings in the area, it served as the entrance to Brigham Young's property - I suppose like you would see at a large ranch or farm today. It has been replaced through the years. The current Eagle is made of bronze, weighs 4000 lbs and has a wingspan of 20 feet. The original Eagle was made of wood and is now located in a museum for preservation. Although no longer truly a "gate", this huge bronze structure serves as a beautiful reminder of the city's history.