Participating in the marking ceremonies for one Salt Lake's oldest trees Thursday were, left to right, Mrs. Chloe Jeremy Kempf, Mrs. Emeline P. Cooke and Mrs Sarah Jeremy Anderson. This giant cottonwood is believed to have been planted in 1852.
Pioneer Daughters Mark Tree Believed Oldest in Valley
Giant Cottonwood Planted in 1852 at Sixth West and South Temple Preserved.
Members of Camp 16, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, placed a marker Thursday on what is believed to be the oldest living tree in Salt Lake Valley.
Thomas E. Jeremy, an emigrant from New South Wales, planted the cottonwood at corner of what is now Sixth West and South Temple streets in 1852, Two of his granddaughters , Mrs. Chloe Jeremy Kempf and Mrs. Sarah Jeremy Anderson participated in the ceremony.
The tree and the Jeremy's adobe home behind it were gathering places for Saturday...[the rest is cut off.] I wish I had the date or newspaper publishing this article.