Hundreds gather around the larger-than-life Pony Express monument at This Is The Place State Park after its dedication Saturday. LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, Gov. Mike Leavitt, Sen. Bob Bennett and other dignitaries attended the dedication. The original statue was created by Utah sculptor Avard Fairbanks for the 1947 Days of '47 Parade. Fairbanks died in 1987 and never saw his creation completed in bronze. The sculpture depicts an older rider standing beside his spent horse, having just thrown the mail bags on another horse, and waving farewell to his replacement: a young man, off-balance, still getting into the saddle while his horse takes off. See story on B1.