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Utah State Capitol

David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins

abjenkinsArtist: Jerry Anderson
Date: n.d.
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: unspecified
Collection: State of Utah Fine Art Collection/Utah Arts Council
Location: fourth floor, map item O

Ab Jenkins set the world speed record on Utah’s very own Bonneville Salt Flats. He raced his Duesenberg Mormon Meteor across the flats, reaching a speed of 161.18 mph. He also served as Mayor of Salt Lake City from 1940–1944. The bronze bust sculpted by Jerry Anderson is located in the southwest gallery on the fourth floor of the Capitol.

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