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Bronze pioneer girl sculpture of Bodil Mortenson by Stan Watts
Bodil Mortensen
Life-size Bronze Monument.
This  LDS bronze sculpture of a young pioneer girl
who was a member of the
Martin and Willey Mormon Handcart Company
is located at This is the Place State Park
Located in Salt Lake City, Utah

bronze statue of pioneer girl Bodil Mortensen
Bodil Mortensen - Pioneer Girl Bronze Sculpture
Sculpted by LDS Artist Stan Watts

Shown below is the 1/4 life-size limited edition small bronze sculpture which was the maquette, or clay sketch for the bronze pioneer girl monument. 
It is a limited edition sculpture and is available for purchase. 
It is shown here in a multi-color patina.  Also available in french brown.

Bronze pioneer girl sculpture of Bodil Mortenson by Stan Watts
Mormon Pioneer Girl Bodil Mortensen
bronze sculpture.  Shown above is the 1/4 life-size bronze sculpture which was the original marquette for the monument.  The small bronze stands 15 1/2 inches high on its beautiful walnut base.  This bronze is a limited edition of 250 pieces and is available in traditional french brown or multi-patina.

bronze statue of pioneer girl Bodil Mortensen
Bronze pioneer girl statue- Bodil Mortensen

The following excerpt can be found on the website: http://pioneermonuments.org/bodil-mortensen-statue/

When the exhausted Jens and Elsie Nielsen made it to Rock Creek, a 9 year old Danish girl, Bodil Mortensen, who was traveling with them, went in search of dead sagebrush branches, the only firewood available. The Nielsens were so exhausted that when they managed to get their tent up they failed to notice that Bodil hadn’t made it back. The next morning they found Bodil’s tired, emaciated body resting against the cart wheel frozen to death still clutching an armful of firewood. The Nielsen’s son, Neil, also died during the night. Nine other members of the Willey group died that night and are all buried in a common grave.

Buy LDS themed and Mormon Pioneer sculptures direct from the artist.  LDS artist Stan Watts is sculptor and foundry owner at Atlas Bronze Casting.

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4850 South Warehouse Road
Kearns, Utah USA 84118
1(801) 967-0557
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Bronze sculpture by Stan Watts.
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