Joe Hill's Prison

Written by  Jill McDonough

The Historical Society in Salt Lake still has
some letters, a pamphlet called "Joe Hill's
Remains," even though he made it clear
he wanted his ashes scattered in every state
except Utah. Not wanting to be caught dead
here. The prison where Joe Hill died
is torn down now. Now there's a Sizzler. Neon
and brick at the foot of mountains he must
have looked at through bars. They're beautiful
mountains. They look like America, all majesty.
Rising purple up beyond the wall where he was shot.

Additional Info

  • Location: 2100 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah