Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tree of Utah (also known as The Tree of Life) April 2012

On my way back and forth to Salt Lake City, Utah, I have passed "The Tree of Life" many times. Before now it signified 26 miles left until arrival in West Wendover, Nevada. The sculpture is accessible from west bound lanes; however, watch for traffic on Interstate 80 if you are going to stop.

History: The sculpture was dedicated in 1986 by Swedish artist Karl Momen. Inscribed on a plaque at the base of the tree are words from Ode to Joy by Fredrich Schiller. Recently workers built a fence around it to keep visitors from getting too close.

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