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Mss C 275; Shipler Commercial Photographers Collection; Classified Photograph Collection
Shipler #17361 ; 25119
Shipler Commercial Photographers; Shipler, Harry
Utah State Historical Society; Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Date of photograph
21 September 1916
Arches; Monuments; Hotels; City and town life; Churches
Young, Brigham (statue)
Utah; Salt Lake County; Salt Lake City
Main Street, South of South Temple
Historic place name
No-Ni-Shee Arch; Brigham Young Monument; Deseret News Building; Hotel Utah; Joseph Smith Memorial Building; Temple Square
The No-Ni-Shee archway, a unique, temporary, man-made archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple. The archway was built for the Wizard of the Wasatch celebration. No-Ni-Shee was the name of a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. It was believed that her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. This 1916 arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that it eventually crystallized on Main Street.
This image included in both the Shipler and the Classified photograph collections.