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The Dawn of a New Era: Peace

This was the first garden to be dedicated in the International Peace Gardens; July 1, 1947. It is also the largest garden in the park and is known for its beautiful spread-eagle flower bed. The sculpture by Avard T. Fairbanks is symbolic of the hope that we can leave a more peaceful future to our children. Front inscription: “Our hope for the children.” Side inscriptions: “Peace on Earth” & “The dawn of a new era.” Flowering crab trees honor the Council of Women Past Presidents and many of the trees are dedicated to Mrs. Otto Wiesley, founder of the gardens.

View more from the Salt Lake City Arts Council Collection here.

Medium type: Concrete

Date created: 1976

Dimensions: N/A

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Avard Fairbanks
Avard Fairbanks


1060 S 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104

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