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Borglum, Solon Hanniballocked

(22 December 1868–31 January 1922)
  • Efram Burk

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Borglum, Solon Hannibal (22 December 1868–31 January 1922), sculptor, was born in Ogden, Utah, the son of James Jens de la Mothe Borglum, a woodcarver turned doctor, and Christina Michelson. Solon’s parents had immigrated to America from Denmark in the mid-1860s. They settled in Salt Lake City, Utah, and became Mormon converts. Jens, Christina, and her sister Ida were in the same polygamous union, which was then permitted by the Mormon church. Shortly after the birth of their two children, however, Jens and Christina decided to have their marriage dissolved, whereupon Ida came to be regarded as Solon’s mother....

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