Old Deseret - This is the Place Heritage Park

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This quaint historic site, part of a former Brigham Young settlement dating back to 1844, was said to be haunted by Young himself, until the site was moved. Then the haunting duties changed hands to Young’s 19th wife, Ann Eliza Webb, who is often seen lingering near the kitchen window. Other ghostly occurrences include the sounds of a children’s party in the Jewkes-Draper House and an apparition of Mary Fielding Smith.

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    Geographic Information

    2601 E. Sunnyside Ave.
    Salt Lake City, UT
    United States

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    40.7520539, -111.81621059999998
    Salt Lake County, Utah
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    1. Hello. I am a civil war re-enactor and my friends and I have spent a lot of time in the houses at This is the Place. We have slept in the Jewkes home, the house people call the “Ice Cream Cone House” that is across from the Jewkes place, social hall, and the grounds. A fellow re-enactor friend of mine was sleeping in the living room of the Jewkes house with me one night and we could hear footsteps all night in the kitchen. We know the VERY distinctive sound 1860’s shoes make on a wooden floor. We got mad and the next day accused the Yankees of walking around all night disturbing us, but no one was in there. Another time in the ice cream cone house we were sleeping upstairs and we were in a room that reaked of urine. The next day a worker at the park told us that a father used to live there with his son who used to wet the bed all the time and the father would beat the son. We were sleeping in the son’s bedroom. Little fun things like that have happened to us up there :).

    2. About 2 yrs about while sitting on the north porch of the home I was warned by a voice telling me that someone was going to get tangled on some twine as there was no one around me at the time I got up from my seat to check this out and found that someone was about to get tangled in the twine. I was able to warn them and stop a potential hazard that would have no doubt caused severe injury

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