Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Utah Historical Quarterly

Volume

70

Issue

2

Editor

Donald G. Godfrey

Publisher

University of Utah Press

Publication Date

Spring 2001

First Page

177

Last Page

179

Abstract

DURING A RECENT TOUR of our nation's Capitol, with all its fine art, frescoes, and statuary, our guide explained that each state had been given permission to place in the Capitol two statue honoring famous person from that state. Being Utah born and raised, I glanced around Statuary Hall and quickly found the larger-than-life- sized statue of Brigham Young-who else? I wondered whom the other statue from Utah honored. What person besides Brigham Young did Utah feel to be that important? A we passed through the Hall of Columns and the Senate/ House corridor, the guide pointed out the bronze likeness of the ever-so-lean Philo T. Farnsworth and introduced him a "the inventor of television." This was Utah's second honoree.

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Originally Published by the Utah State Historical Society in Utah Historical Quarterly.

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