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City of Salt Lake City
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Downtown Salt Lake City in June 2009

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Nickname(s): Crossroads of the West, Salt Lake, SLC
Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah
Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75°N 111.883333°W / 40.75; -111.883333Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75°N 111.883333°W / 40.75; -111.883333
Country United States
State Utah
County Salt Lake
Government
 - Mayor Ralph Becker (D)
Area
 - City 110.4 sq mi (285.9 km2)
 - Land 109.1 sq mi (282.5 km2)
 - Water 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
Elevation 4,226 ft (1,288 m)
Population (2008)
 - City 181,698
 Density 1,666.1/sq mi (643.3/km2)
 Metro 1,115,692
 - Demonym Salt Laker
Time zone Mountain (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) Mountain (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-67000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1454997[2]
Website http://www.slcgov.com
Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC. .Salt Lake City has a population of 181,698 as of July 1, 2008,[3] making it the 126th largest city in the United States.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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The Salt Lake City metropolitan area spans Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties, and has a total estimated population of 1,115,692 as of July 1, 2008. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front and is part of the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield CSA that has an estimated population of 1,717,261. The total estimated population of the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake CSA and Provo MSA) is 2,196,755 as of July 1, 2008.[4]
The city was founded in 1847 as Great Salt Lake City by a group of Mormon pioneers led by their prophet, Brigham Young, who left behind hostility and violence in the Midwestern United States. They extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley and faced prosecution from the U.S. government for their practice of polygamy, which was officially discontinued in 1890. Today, Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS, also known as the Mormon Church). According to data from the LDS Church, the State of Utah, combined with IRS and Census Bureau estimates, Salt Lake County was 53% LDS in 2004, as reported in The Salt Lake Tribune.[5]
Mining booms and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. .Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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.Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics and is the industrial banking center of the United States.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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Contents

History

Before Mormon settlement, the Shoshone, Ute, and Paiute had dwelt in the Salt Lake Valley for thousands of years. .At the time of the founding of Salt Lake City the valley was within the territory of the Northwestern Shoshone;[7] however, occupation was seasonal, near streams emptying from Canyons into the Salt Lake Valley.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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The land was treated by the United States as public domain; no aboriginal title by the Northwestern Shoshone was ever recognized by the United States or extinguished by treaty with the United States.[8] The first US explorer in the Salt Lake area is believed to be Jim Bridger in 1825, although others had been in Utah earlier, some as far north as the nearby Utah Valley (the Dominguez-Escalante expedition of 1776 were undoubtedly cognizant of the Salt Lake valley). U.S. Army officer John C. Frémont surveyed the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Valley in 1843 and 1845.[9] The Donner party, a group of ill-fated pioneers, had traveled through the Great Salt Lake Valley in August 1846.
Panorama of Temple Square taken in 1912
The first permanent settlements in the valley date to the arrival of the Latter-day Saints on July 24, 1847. They had traveled beyond the boundaries of the United States seeking an isolated area to practice their religion, away from the hostility they had faced in the East. Upon arrival, President of the Church Brigham Young is recorded as stating, "this is the place", after seeing the area in a vision. They found the broad valley empty of any human settlement.
Four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young designated the site for the Salt Lake Temple, intended to be the third temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to replace the abandoned Kirtland Temple in Ohio and Nauvoo Temple in Illinois.
Constructed on Temple Square, in the center of the city, the temple took 40 years to complete, being started in 1853 and dedicated on April 6, 1893. These delays meant that temples in St. George, Logan and Manti were completed before the Salt Lake Temple[10] The temple has become iconic of the city and is its centerpiece. In fact, the southeast corner of Temple Square is the initial point of reference for the Salt Lake Meridian, and for all addresses in the Salt Lake Valley.
Part of Main Street 1890
.The Mormon pioneers organized a new state called Deseret and petitioned for its recognition in 1849. The United States Congress rebuffed the settlers in 1850 and established the Utah Territory, vastly reducing its size.^ Posted 10:41 AM EST by on in Discrimination , Gay Marriage , Mormon , News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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Great Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital in 1858, and the name was subsequently abbreviated to Salt Lake City. The city's population swelled with an influx of religious converts, making it one of the most populous cities in the American Old West.
Disputes with the federal government ensued over the widespread Mormon practice of polygamy. A climax occurred in 1857 when President James Buchanan declared the area in rebellion after Brigham Young refused to step down as governor, beginning the Utah War. A division of the United States Army, commanded by Albert Sidney Johnston, later a general in the army of the Confederate States of America, marched through the city and found that it had been evacuated. This division set up Camp Floyd approximately 40 miles (65 km) southwest of the city. Another military installation, Fort Douglas, was established in 1862 to maintain Union allegiance during the American Civil War. Many area leaders were incarcerated at the territorial prison in Sugar House in the 1880s for violation of anti-polygamy laws. The LDS Church began their eventual abandonment of polygamy in 1890, releasing "The Manifesto," which officially suggested that members obey the law of the land (which was equivalent to forbidding new polygamous marriages inside the U.S. and its territories, but not in Mormon settlements in Canada and Mexico). This paved the way for statehood in 1896, when Salt Lake City became the state capital.
Men lounging outside saloon & Chinese laundry, 1910
The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 at Promontory Summit on the north side of the Great Salt Lake. A railroad was connected to the city from the Transcontinental Railroad in 1870, making travel less burdensome. Mass migration of different groups followed. .Ethnic Chinese (who laid most of the Central Pacific railway) established a flourishing Chinatown in Salt Lake City nicknamed "Plum Alley," which housed around 1,800 Chinese during the early 20th century.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ Also : "The move is a 'compromise,' sanctioned by leaders in the House and Senate, intended to halt efforts to overturn or weaken the newly minted anti-discrimination ordinances in Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County."
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The Chinese businesses and residences were demolished in 1952 although a historical marker has been erected among the commercial buildings which have replaced Plum Alley. Immigrants also found economic opportunities in the booming mining industries. Remnants of a once-thriving Japantown - namely a Buddhist temple and Japanese Christian chapel - still remain in downtown Salt Lake City. European ethnic groups constructed St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in 1874, the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1905 and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1909. This time period also saw the creation of Salt Lake City's now defunct red-light district that employed 300 courtesans at its height before being closed down in 1911.[11]
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an extensive streetcar system was constructed throughout the city with the first streetcar running in 1872 and electrification of the system in 1889. As in the rest of the country, the automobile usurped the streetcar and the last trolley ran in 1945. Rail transit was re-introduced when TRAX, a light rail system, opened in 1999.[12]
The city's population began to stagnate during the 20th century as population growth shifted to suburban areas north and south of the city. Few of these areas were annexed to the city, while nearby towns incorporated and expanded themselves. As a result, the population of the surrounding metropolitan area greatly outnumbers that of Salt Lake City. A major concern of recent government officials has been combating inner-city commercial decay. The city lost population from the 1960s through the 1980s, but experienced some recovery in the 1990s. Presently, the city is losing population again (though that of the metro area continues to grow), having lost an estimated 2 percent of its population since the year 2000.[13]
The city has experienced significant demographic shifts in recent years.[14] Hispanics now account for approximately 22% of residents and the city has a large gay community.[15] There is also a large Pacific Islander population, mainly made up of Samoans and Tongans; they compose roughly 1% of the population of the Salt Lake Valley area.[16]
Salt Lake City was selected to host the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995. The games were plagued with controversy. A bid scandal surfaced in 1998 alleging that bribes had been offered to secure the city for the 2002 games location. During the games, other scandals erupted over contested judging scores and illegal drug use. Despite the controversies, the games were heralded as a financial success, being one of the few in recent history to profit. In preparation major construction projects were initiated. Local freeways were expanded and repaired, and a light rail system was constructed. Olympic venues are now used for local, national, and international sporting events and Olympic athlete training.[17] Tourism has increased since the Olympic games,[18] but business did not pick up immediately following them.[19]
.Salt Lake City hosted the 16th Winter Deaflympic games in 2007, taking place in the venues in Salt Lake City and Park City,[20] and Rotary International chose the city as the host site of their 2007 convention, which was the single largest gathering in Salt Lake City since the 2002 Winter Olympics.^ Salt Lake City's FOX 13 takes a look at The RC Lounge, which they claim was the oldest gay bar in the western U.S. until it was torn down a few weeks ago.
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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[21] The U.S. Volleyball Association convention in 2005 drew 39,500 attendees.
A panoramic view of Salt Lake City, June 2009.

Geography

.Salt Lake City is located at 40°45′N 111°53′W / 40.75°N 111.883°W / 40.75; -111.883.^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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^ Posted 10:41 AM EST by on in Discrimination , Gay Marriage , Mormon , News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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The total area is 110.4 square miles (285.9 km²) and has an average elevation of 4,327 feet (1,320 m) above sea level. The lowest point within the boundaries of the city is 4,210 feet (1,280 m) near the Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake, and the highest is Grandview Peak, at 9,410 feet (2,868 m).[22]
The city is located in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley surrounded by the Great Salt Lake to the northwest and the steep Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges on the eastern and western borders, respectively. Its encircling mountains contain many narrow glacially and volcanically carved canyons. Among them, City Creek, Emigration, Millcreek, and Parley's border Salt Lake City proper.
The Great Salt Lake is separated from Salt Lake City by extensive marshlands and mudflats. The metabolic activities of bacteria in the lake result in a phenomenon known as "lake stink", a scent reminiscent of foul poultry eggs, two to three times per year for a few hours.[23] The Jordan River flows through the city and is a drainage of Utah Lake that empties into the Great Salt Lake.
.The highest mountaintop visible from Salt Lake City is Twin Peaks, which reaches 11,330 feet (3454 m).^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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[24] Twin Peaks is located southeast of Salt Lake in the Wasatch Range. The Wasatch Fault is found along the western base of the Wasatch and is considered overdue for an earthquake as large as 7.5. Catastrophic damage is predicted in the event of an earthquake with major damage resulting from the liquefaction of the clay- and sand-based soil and the possible permanent flooding of portions of the city by the Great Salt Lake.[25]
The second-highest mountain range is the Oquirrhs, reaching a maximum height of 10,620 feet (3,237 m) at Flat Top. The Traverse Mountains to the south extend to 6,000 feet (1,830 m), nearly connecting the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. .The mountains near Salt Lake City are easily visible from the city and have sharp vertical relief caused by massive ancient earthquakes, with a maximum difference of 7,099 feet (2164 m) being achieved with the rise of Twin Peaks from the Salt Lake Valley floor.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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[24]
The Salt Lake Valley floor is the ancient lakebed of Lake Bonneville which existed at the end of the last Ice Age. Several Lake Bonneville shorelines can be distinctly seen on the foothills or benches of nearby mountains.

Layout

Plat of Salt Lake City, circa 1870s
The city, as well as the county, is laid out on a grid plan;[26] Most major streets run very nearly north-south and east-west. There is about a fourteen to fifteen minute of arc variation of the grid from true north.[citation needed] The grid's origin is the southeast corner of Temple Square, the block containing the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the north-south axis is Main Street; and the east-west axis is South Temple Street. Addresses are coordinates within the system (similarly to latitude and longitude). One hundred units are equal to a furlong or one-eighth of a mile (220 m), the length of blocks in downtown Salt Lake City.[citation needed] The streets are relatively wide, at the direction of Brigham Young, who wanted them wide enough that a wagon team could turn around without "resorting to profanity."[27] These wide streets and grid pattern are typical of other Mormon towns of the pioneer era throughout the West.
Though the nomenclature may initially confuse new arrivals and visitors, most consider the grid system an aid to navigation. Some streets have names, such as State Street, which would otherwise be known as 100 East. Other streets have honorary names, such as the western portion of 300 South, named "Adam Galvez Street" (in honor of a local Marine corporal killed in action) or others honoring Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., César Chávez. These honorary names appear only on street signs and can be used in postal addresses.
In The Avenues neighborhood, north-south streets are given letters of the alphabet, and east-west streets are numbered in 2.5-acre (1.0 ha) blocks, smaller than those in the rest of the city.
Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, planned the layout in the "Plat of the City of Zion" (intended as a template for Mormon towns wherever they might be built). In his plan the city was to be developed into 135 10-acre (4.0 ha) lots. However, the blocks in Salt Lake City became irregular during the late 19th century when the LDS Church lost authority over growth and before the adoption of zoning ordinances in the 1920s. The original 10-acre (4.0 ha) blocks allowed for large garden plots, and many were supplied with irrigation water from ditches that ran approximately where modern curbs and gutters would be laid. The original water supply was from City Creek. Subsequent development of water resources was from successively more southern streams flowing from the mountains to the east of the city. Some of the old irrigation ditches are still visible in the eastern suburbs, or are still marked on maps, years after they were gone.

Neighborhoods

See also: Buildings and sites of Salt Lake City, Utah - Neighborhoods and areas
Salt Lake City has many informal neighborhoods. The eastern portion of the city has higher property values than its western counterpart. This is a result of the railroad being built in the western half as well as scenic views from inclined grounds in the eastern portion. Housing is more affordable on the west side, which results in demographic differences. Interstate 15 was also built in a north-south line, further dividing east and west sides of the city.
The west side of the city has historically been a working-class neighborhood, but recently the more affordable nature of the area has enticed many professionals to the neighborhood. For example, the small, increasingly trendy Marmalade District on the west side of Capitol Hill, considered seedy as recently as 5 years ago, was heavily gentrified and is now an eclectic and desirable location. During the 1970s and 1980s, gang activity was also centered in the western neighborhoods of Rose Park, Poplar Grove, and Glendale.
Sugar House, in southeastern Salt Lake City, has a reputation as a liberal neighborhood and until recently possessed a district of locally owned specialty and niche shops on the corner of 2100 South and 1100 East.[28] The stores that once occupied the street have recently moved to new locations to make way for a condominium and office complex, although the developers have stated that they wish to maintain the character of the area, and retail shops will be allowed at street-level once the complex is completed.[29][30] Despite these assurances, residents have been very vocal in their concerns that the neighborhood will lose its unique eclectic appeal and have panned what they call the destruction of one of the few locally owned business districts in the valley.[31]
Just northeast of Downtown is The Avenues, a neighborhood outside of the regular grid system on much smaller blocks. This area is a Historical District that is nearly entirely residential, and contains many historical Victorian era homes. The Avenues are situated on the upward-sloping bench in the foothills of the Wasatch Range, with the earlier built homes in the lower elevation. The Avenues, along with Federal Heights, just to the east and north of the University of Utah, and the Foothill area, south of the University, contain gated communities, large, multi-million dollar houses, and fantastic views of the valley. Many consider this some of the most desirable real estate in the valley.
In addition to larger centers like Sugar House and Downtown, Salt Lake City contains several smaller neighborhoods, each named after the closest major intersection. Two examples are the 9th and 9th (located at the intersection of 900 East and 900 South Streets) and 15th & 15th (located at the intersection of 1500 East and 1500 South Streets) neighborhoods. These areas are home to foot-traffic friendly, amenities-based businesses such as art galleries, clothing retail, salons, restaurants and coffee shops. During the summer of 2007, 9th and 9th saw sidewalk and street improvements as well as an art installation inspired by the 9 Muses of Greek myth, thanks in part to the 9th and 9th Merchants Association.
Many of the homes in the valley date from pre-World War II times, and only a select few areas, such as Federal Heights and the East Bench, as well as the far west side, including parts of Rose Park and Glendale, have seen new home construction since the 1970s.

Climate

The flood of City Creek in 1983 occurred from snowmelt after record snow fell in nearby mountains the previous winter.
The climate of Salt Lake City is characterized as a steppe climate (Köppen BSk), with four distinct seasons. Both summer and winter are long, with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters, and with spring and fall serving as brief but comfortable transition periods. The city receives 16.50 inches (419 mm) of precipitation annually.[32] Spring is the wettest season, while summer is very dry. Snow occurs on average from November 6 to April 18, producing a total average of 62.7 inches (159 cm).[33]
The primary source of precipitation in Salt Lake City is massive Pacific storms that move in from the Pacific Ocean along the jet stream from approximately October through May. Particularly cold storms have brought measurable snow as early as September 17 and as late as May 18.[34] The nearby Great Salt Lake can help enhance rain from some of these storms and produces lake-effect snow approximately 6 to 8 times per year, some of which can drop excessive snowfalls. .It is estimated that about 10% of the annual precipitation in the city can be attributed to the lake effect.^ Posted 10:15 AM EST by on in News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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^ Posted 10:41 AM EST by on in Discrimination , Gay Marriage , Mormon , News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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^ Posted 10:56 AM EST by on in Crime , News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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[35] After the Pacific train of storms has shut off and the jet stream has retreated far to the north during summer, the primary source of precipitation is afternoon thunderstorms generated by monsoon moisture moving up from the Gulf of California during mid-to-late summer. Although rainfall can be heavy, these storms are usually scattered in coverage and the dry weather often causes the rain to evaporate before ever reaching the ground (virga). The remnants of tropical cyclones from the East Pacific can very occasionally make their way into the city during September and October. The remnants of Hurricane Olivia helped bring the record monthly precipitation of 7.04 in (179 mm) in September 1982.[36][37]
.Salt Lake City features large variations in temperatures between seasons.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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During summer, there are an average of 56 days per year with temperatures of at least 90 °F (32 °C), 23 days of at least 95 °F (35 °C), and 5 days of 100 °F (38 °C).[38] However, low humidity makes these temperatures feel comparatively comfortable; average daytime July humidity is 22%.[39] Winters are quite cold but rarely frigid, frequently remaining below freezing. There are an average of 127 days that drop to or below 32 °F (0 °C),[40] and 3 days at or below 0 °F (−18 °C).[41] There are also an average of 26 days with high temperatures at or below freezing.[42] The record high temperature is 107 °F (42 °C), which occurred first on July 26, 1960 and again on July 13, 2002,[43] while the record low is −30 °F (−34 °C), which occurred on February 9, 1933.[44]
During mid-winter, strong areas of high pressure often situate themselves over the Great Basin, leading to strong temperature inversions. This causes air stagnation and thick smog in the valley for several days to weeks at a time and can result in the worst air-pollution levels in the U.S., reducing air quality to unhealthy levels.[45][46] Aside from occasional heavy snows in winter, severe weather is very rare. However, an F2 tornado did hit downtown on August 11, 1999, killing 1 person, injuring 60, and causing $170 million in damage. It was the first tornado fatality in Utah in 115 years (and only the second in history).
Climate data for Salt Lake City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
69
(21)
78
(26)
89
(32)
99
(37)
104
(40)
107
(42)
106
(41)
100
(38)
89
(32)
75
(24)
69
(21)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 36
(2.2)
44
(6.7)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
71
(21.7)
82
(27.8)
91
(32.8)
89
(31.7)
78
(25.6)
64
(17.8)
49
(9.4)
38
(3.3)
62.9
(17.2)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(-7.2)
25
(-3.9)
31
(-0.6)
38
(3.3)
46
(7.8)
55
(12.8)
63
(17.2)
62
(16.7)
51
(10.6)
40
(4.4)
30
(-1.1)
22
(-5.6)
40.2
(4.6)
Record low °F (°C) -22
(-30)
-30
(-34)
2
(-17)
14
(-10)
25
(-4)
35
(2)
40
(4)
37
(3)
27
(-3)
16
(-9)
-14
(-26)
-21
(-29)
-30
(-34)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.37
(34.8)
1.33
(33.8)
1.91
(48.5)
2.02
(51.3)
2.09
(53.1)
0.77
(19.6)
0.72
(18.3)
0.76
(19.3)
1.33
(33.8)
1.57
(39.9)
1.40
(35.6)
1.23
(31.2)
16.50
(419.1)
Snowfall inches (mm) 14.5
(368.3)
10.2
(259.1)
9.2
(233.7)
5.7
(144.8)
0.7
(17.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.2
(5.1)
2.1
(53.3)
7.9
(200.7)
12.2
(309.9)
62.7
(1,592.6)
Source: http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/united-states/utah/salt-lake-city/ August 14, 2009

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 6,157
1860 8,236 33.8%
1870 12,854 56.1%
1880 20,768 61.6%
1890 44,843 115.9%
1900 53,531 19.4%
1910 92,777 73.3%
1920 116,110 25.1%
1930 140,267 20.8%
1940 149,934 6.9%
1950 182,121 21.5%
1960 189,454 4.0%
1970 175,885 −7.2%
1980 163,034 −7.3%
1990 159,936 −1.9%
2000 181,743 13.6%
Est. 2008 181,698 0%
source:[47][48]
At the 2005-2007 American Community Survey Estimates, the city's population was 80.6% White (67.3% non-Hispanic White alone), 4.0% Black or African American, 1.9% American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.7% Asian, 1.5% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 9.4% from some other race and 2.0% from two or more races. 21.5% of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[49]
37.0% of the population had a Bachelor's degree or higher. 18.5% of the population was foreign born and another 1.1% was born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s). 27.0% spoke a language other than English at home.[50]
As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 181,743 people (up from 159,936 in 1990), 71,461 households, and 39,803 families residing in the city. This amounts to 8.1% of Utah's population, 20.2% of Salt Lake County's population, and 13.6% of the Salt Lake metropolitan population. The area within the city limits covers 14.2% of Salt Lake County. Salt Lake City is more densely populated than the surrounding metro area with a population density of 643.3/km² (1,666.1/sq mi). There are 77,054 housing units at an average density of 706.4/sq mi (272.7/km²).
The Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area, which included Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber counties, had a population of 1,333,914 in 2000, a 24.4% increase over the 1990 figure of 1,072,227. Since the 2000 Census, the Census Bureau has added Summit and Tooele counties to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, but removed Davis and Weber counties and designated them as the separate Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area. The Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield combined statistical area, together with the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which lies to the south, have a combined population of 2,094,035 as of July 1, 2008.
There are 71,461 households, out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% are married couples living together, 10.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.3% are other types of households. Of the 71,461 households, 3,904 were reported to be unmarried partner households: 3,047 heterosexual, 458 same-sex male, and 399 same-sex female. 33.2% of all households are made up of individuals, and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48, and the average family size is 3.24.
In the city the population dispersal is (as of 2000):
  • 23.6% under the age of 18
  • 15.2% from 18 to 24
  • 33.4% from 25 to 44
  • 16.7% from 45 to 64
  • 11.0% who are 65 years of age or older
The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101.2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $36,944, and the median income for a family is $45,140. Males have a median income of $31,511 versus $26,403 for females. .The per capita income for the city is $20,752. 15.3% of the population and 10.4% of families are below the poverty line.^ Posted 10:15 AM EST by on in News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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Out of the total population, 18.7% of those under the age of 18 and 8.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Large family sizes and low housing vacancy rates, which have inflated housing costs along the Wasatch Front, have led to one out of every six residents living below the poverty line.
Less than 50% of Salt Lake City's residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a much lower proportion than in Utah's more rural municipalities; altogether, LDS members make up about 62% of Utah's population.[51]
The Rose Park and Glendale sections are predominantly Spanish-speaking with Latinos accounting for 60% of public school-children.[52] The Centro Civico Mexicano acts as a community gathering point for the Wasatch Front's estimated 300,000 Latinos,[53] Mexican President Vicente Fox began his U.S. tour in the city in 2006. Bosnian, Sudanese, Afghani, Bantu, Burmese and Russian refugees have settled in the city under government programs.[54] The large Pacific Islander population, mainly Samoan and Tongan, is also centered in the Rose Park, Glendale, and Poplar Grove sectors. Most of Salt Lake City's ethnic Pacific Islanders are members of the LDS Church[55] though various Samoan and Tongan-speaking congregations are situated throughout the Salt Lake area including Samoan Congregational, Tongan Wesleyan Methodist, and Roman Catholic.
Salt Lake City has been considered one of the top 51 "gay-friendly places to live" in the U.S.[56] The city is home to a large, business savvy, organized, and politically supported gay community. Leaders of the Episcopal Church's Diocese of Utah,[57][58] as well as Utah's largest Jewish congregation, the Salt Lake Kol Ami,[59] along with three elected representatives of the city identify themselves as gay. These developments have attracted controversy from socially conservative officials representing other regions of the state. A 2006 study by UCLA estimates that approximately 7.6% of the city's population, or almost 14,000 people, are openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual, compared to just 3.7%, or just over 60,000 people, for the metropolitan area as a whole.[60]
In 2007 Salt Lake City was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the most vain city in America based on the number of plastic surgeons per 100,000 and their spending habits on cosmetics, which exceed that of cities of similar size.[61] The city was also found to be the 8th most stressful.
A 2008 study by Men's Health and Women's Health magazines found Salt Lake City to be the healthiest city for women by looking at 38 different factors, including cancer rates, air quality and the number of gym memberships.[62]

Economy

Recreational tourism in the Wasatch Mountains is a major source of employment
The modern economy of Salt Lake City is service-oriented. In the past, nearby steel, mining and railroad operations provided a strong source of income with Silver King Coalition Mines, Geneva Steel, Bingham Canyon Mine, and oil refineries. Today the city's major industries are government, trade, transportation, utilities, and professional and business services. The city is known as the "Crossroads of the West" for its central geography in the western United States. As a result, Interstate 15 is a major corridor for freight traffic and the area is host to many regional distribution centers.[citation needed]
.Local, state, and federal governments have their largest presence in the city proper itself, and trade, transportation, and utilities also take up a significant portion of employment, with the major employer being the western North America Delta Air Lines hub at Salt Lake City International Airport.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ 'I want Salt Lake City government to see a city of neighborhoods,' he says.
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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Equally significant are the professional and business services, while health services and health educational services are significant areas of employment. Other major employers include the University of Utah, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Besides its central offices, the LDS Church owns and operates a profit division, Deseret Management Corporation and its subsidiaries, which are headquartered in the city. Other notable firms headquartered in the city include AlphaGraphics, Sinclair Oil Corporation, Zions Bancorporation, Smith's Food and Drug (owned by national grocer Kroger), and Vehix.com [63]. Notable firms based in the metropolitan area include Arctic Circle Restaurants, FranklinCovey, and Overstock.com. Metropolitan Salt Lake was also once the headquarters of American Stores, the Skaggs Companies, and ZCMI, one of the first department stores; it is currently owned by Macy's, Inc. Former ZCMI stores now operate under the Macy's label. Suburban Salt Lake was also the first location for Sears Grand (at the Jordan Landing shopping center in West Jordan).
Utah is one of seven states that allow the establishment of commercially-owned industrial banks and most industrial banks in the U.S. have established their headquarters in the Salt Lake City area.[citation needed] High-tech firms with a large presence in the suburbs include eBay, Unisys, Siebel, Micron, L-3 Communications, and 3M.
Other economic activities include tourism, conventions, and major suburban call centers. Tourism has increased since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games,[18] and many hotels and restaurants were built for the events. The convention industry has expanded since the construction of the Salt Palace convention center in the late 1990s, which hosts trade shows and conventions, including the annual Outdoor Retailers meeting and Novell's annual BrainShare convention.
.In 2006, the largest potato producer in Idaho, the United Potato Growers of America, announced that it would re-locate its headquarters to Salt Lake City, citing its need for a large international airport, being that Salt Lake City International is the 22nd busiest in the world in combined freight and passengers.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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The announcement led some members of the Idaho legislature to propose legislation changing the state license plate, which currently reads "Famous Potatoes".[64]
Skyscrapers in Downtown
In 2005, it was found the downtown area was experiencing rapid population growth.[65] The number of residential units in the central business district has increased by 80% since 1995, and is forecast to nearly double in the next decade. The City Creek development of the LDS Church will be adding 300 units in its first phase including the 415 ft (126 m). tall City Creek condominium tower,[66] Allen Millo Associates currently has two projects under construction and two more planned,[67] all 200 units have been sold before construction of a seven-story condominium planned by Wood Property,[68] a residential tower is planned for Trolley Square, and this is after the recent completion of the Northgate Apartments and 12-story condominiums at Gateway with two more buildings finished nearby and the Liberty Metro apartments near Library Square.
Office vacancy rates are low in the downtown region. In response, two new large buildings are being constructed. The first is eight stories and located in the Gateway District,[69] while the second will be 22 stories high and is currently under construction on Main Street.[70] In addition, the historic Walker Bank Building is currently undergoing major renovations that will enable it to achieve Class A office space status.[71] Construction of the Gateway District, light rail, and planned commuter rail service have supported the revival of downtown.
Wells Fargo Center on Main Street.

Law and government

City and County Building, seat of city government since 1894. It also served as Utah's first statehouse from 1896 until the current Utah State Capitol was dedicated on October 9, 1916.[72]
Since 1979 Salt Lake City has had a nonpartisan mayor-council form of government. The mayor and the seven councilors are elected to four-year terms. Mayoral elections are held the same year as three of the councilors. The other four councilors are staggered two years from the mayoral. Council seats are defined by geographic population boundaries. Each councilor represents approximately 26,000 citizens. Officials are not subject to term limits. The most recent election was held in November, 2009. Three council members were re-elected, including Carlton Christensen, now serving a fourth term and thought to be the longest serving member of the city council in the history of Salt Lake City. Stan Penfold was also elected, and is thought to be the first openly gay member of the council.
The city has elected Democratic Party mayoral candidates since the 1970s. Councilors are elected under specific issues and are usually well-known.[citation needed] Labor politics play no significant role. The city has two elected openly gay women and an openly gay man, representing the city in the State House and Senate, respectively.[73]
The separation of church and state was the most heated topic in the days of the Liberal Party and People's Party of Utah, when many candidates would be LDS Bishops. This tension is still reflected today with the Bridging the Religious Divide campaign.[74] This campaign was initiated when some city residents complained that the Utah political establishment was unfair in its dealings with non-LDS residents by giving the LDS Church preferential treatment, while LDS residents perceived a growing anti-Mormon bias in city politics.
The city's political demographics are liberal and Democratic. This stands in stark contrast to the majority of Utah where Republican and conservative views generally dominate.
Elected officials of Salt Lake City as of 2010
Official Position Term ends
Ralph Becker (D) Mayor 2011
City Council members
Carlton Christensen 1st district 2013
Van Blair Turner 2nd district 2011
Stan Penfold 3rd district 2013
Luke Garrott 4th district 2011
Jill Remington Love 5th district 2013
JT Martin 6th district 2011
Søren Simonsen 7th district 2013
The city is home to several non-governmental think-tanks and advocacy groups such as the conservative Sutherland Institute, the gay-rights group Equality Utah, and the quality-growth advocates Envision Utah. Salt Lake hosted many foreign dignitaries during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and in 2006 the President of Mexico began his U.S. tour in the city and Israel's ambassador to the United States opened a cultural center.[75] President George W. Bush visited in 2005 and again in 2006 for national veterans' conventions, both visits of which were protested by then-Mayor Rocky Anderson. Other political leaders such as Howard Dean and Harry Reid gave speeches in the city in 2005.

Education

The Salt Lake City Public Library. The American Library Association called it the best in the U.S. in 2006.
In 1847 pioneer Jane Dillworth held the first classes in her tent for the children of the first LDS families. In the last part of the 1800s, there was much controversy over how children in the area should be educated. LDS and non-LDS could not agree on the level of religious influence in schools. Today, many LDS youths in grades 9 through 12 attend some form of religious instruction, referred to as seminary. Students are released from public schools at various times of the day to attend seminary.[76] LDS seminaries are usually located on church-owned property adjacent to the public school and within walking distance.[77]
Because of high birth rates and large classrooms, Utah spends less per student than any other state yet simultaneously spends more per capita than any state with the exception of Alaska. Money is always a challenge, and many businesses donate to support schools. Several districts have set up foundations to raise money. Recently, money was approved for the reconstruction of more than half of the elementary schools and one of the middle schools in the Salt Lake City School District, which serves most of Salt Lake City proper. There are twenty-three elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools (Highland, East, and West, with the former South High being converted to the South City campus of the Salt Lake Community College), and an alternative high school (Horizonte) located within the school district. In addition, Highland has recently been selected as the site for the charter school Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SPA), while Salt Lake City proper also holds many Catholic schools, including Judge Memorial High School. Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School, established in 1867 by Episcopal Bishop Daniel Tuttle,[78] is the area's premier independent school.
The Salt Lake City Public Library system consists of the main library downtown, and five branches in various neighborhoods. The main library, designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, opened in 2003. In 2006, the Salt Lake City Public Library was named "Library of the Year" by the American Library Association.[79]
Postsecondary educational options in Salt Lake City include the University of Utah, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, Eagle Gate College, The Art Institute of Salt Lake City and LDS Business College. Utah State University and BYU also operate education centers in the city. There are also many trade and technical schools such as Healing Mountain Massage School and the Utah College of Massage Therapy. The University of Utah is noted for its research and medical programs. It was one of the original four universities to be connected to ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet,[80] in 1969, and was also the site of the first artificial heart transplant in 1982.[81]

Culture

Museums and the arts

Gateway District, where the Clark Planetarium is located.
Salt Lake is home to several museums. Near Temple Square is the Church History Museum. .Operated by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the museum contains collections of artifacts, documents, art, photographs, tools, clothing and furniture from the history of the LDS Church, which spans nearly two centuries.^ Stephenson and (Democrat Christine) Johnson both said they want to build on the collaborative spirit that produced Salt Lake City's anti-discrimination ordinances (endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), which bridged divides between Democrats and Republicans, Mormons and non-Mormons and the LGBT and straight communities."
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The University of Utah campus is home to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Utah Museum of Natural History. West of the university, at the Gateway District near downtown, is the Clark Planetarium, which houses an IMAX theater, and Discovery Gateway, a children's museum. Salt Lake also is home to several classic movie theaters including the Tower Theatre and the now closed Trolley Corners and Villa Theatre.
Other museums include the Utah State Historical Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers Memorial Museum, Fort Douglas Military Museum, and the Social Hall Heritage Museum.
On December 5, 2007, the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance announced that a two-block section of downtown south of the planned City Creek Center is planned to become a new arts hub. This will include renovations to two theaters located in the area and a new theater with a seating capacity of 2,400 and increased space for galleries and artists. The opening of the new facilities are anticipated to coincide with the opening of the City Creek Center in 2011.[82] The site of the $81.5 million theater was officially revealed and attempts to secure funding began.[83] The theater plans have come under criticism, however, especially from nearby smaller theaters which host off-Broadway tours and claim that such a theater cannot be supported and will hurt their business.[84]

Performing arts

Salt Lake City provides many venues for both professional and amateur theatre. The city attracts many traveling Broadway and off-Broadway performances which perform in the historic Capital Theater. Local professional acting companies include the Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Hale Center theater, and Plan-B Theatre Company. The Off Broadway Theatre, located in Salt Lake's historic Clift Building, features comedy plays and Utah's longest running improv comedy troupe, Laughing Stock.
Salt Lake City is the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, founded in 1847. The Choir's weekly program, called Music and the Spoken Word, is the longest-running continuous network broadcast in the world.[85] Salt Lake City is also the home to the Utah Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1940 by Maurice Abravanel and has become widely renowned. Its current director is Thierry Fischer. The orchestra's original home was the Salt Lake Tabernacle, but since the 1990s has performed at Abravanel Hall in the western downtown area. Salt Lake City area is also home to the award winning children's choir, The Salt Lake Children's Choir. The Choir was established in 1979 and is directed by Ralph B. Woodward.
The University of Utah is home to two highly ranked dance departments, the Ballet Department and the Department of Modern Dance. Professional dance companies in Salt Lake City include Ballet West, Rire Woodbury Dance Company (which celebrated it's 45th anniversary season in 2008/2009) and Repertory Dance Theatre. RWDC and RDT both call the Rose Wagner Theater home.

Music scene

The city has a local music scene dominated by blues, rock and roll, punk, and emo groups. There are also many clubs which offer musical venues. Popular groups or persons who started in the Wasatch Front area or were raised and influenced by it include The Almost, The Brobecks, Meg and Dia, Royal Bliss, Shedaisy, The Summer Obsession, Josh Rosenthal and The Used. In 2004 over 200 bands submitted tracks for a compilation by a local music zine, SLUG ("Salt Lake Underground"). The 18-year-old free monthly zine trimmed the submissions to 59 selections featuring diverse music types such as hip-hop, jazz, jazz-rock, punk, and a variety of rock and roll.

Movies and television

Many films, music videos, commercials, and TV shows have been recorded in the Salt Lake metropolitan area. They include: SLC Punk!, Touched by an Angel, Everwood, Big Love, "Bonneville", Dawn of the Dead, Drive Me Crazy, Forever Strong, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Unaccompanied Minors, Dumb and Dumber, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Independence Day, Poolhall Junkies, The Brown Bunny, The World's Fastest Indian, The Way of the Gun, Carnival of Souls, The Amazing Race 8, Denizen (2010 film), and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". In 2006 it was revealed that Dan Brown, the author of The DaVinci Code, was in the city studying the symbols on the Salt Lake LDS Temple and the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, among other historical buildings, for inclusion in an upcoming book.

Events

The Olympic flame burns at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Although the city is often stereotyped as a predominantly LDS city, it is culturally and religiously diverse. The city is the location of many cultural activities.[86] A major state holiday is Pioneer Day, July 24, the anniversary of the Mormon pioneers' entry into the Salt Lake Valley. It is celebrated each year with a week's worth of activities, including a children parade, a horse parade, the featured Days of '47 Parade (one of the largest parades in the United States), a rodeo, and a large fireworks show at Liberty Park. First Night on New Year's Eve, a celebration emphasizing family-friendly entertainment and activities held at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, culminates with a fireworks display at midnight. Fireworks can be legally sold and set off around the 24.
The Greek Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day, celebrates Utah's Greek heritage and is located at the downtown Greek Orthodox Church. The 3-day event includes Greek music, dance groups, Cathedral tours, booths and a large buffet. Attendance ranges from 35,000 - 50,000.
The Utah Arts Festival has been held annually since 1977 with an average attendance of 80,000. About 130 booths are available for visual artists and there are five performance venues for musicians.[87]
.Salt Lake City also hosts portions of the Sundance Film Festival.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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The festival, which is held each year, brings many cultural icons, movie stars, celebrities, and thousands of film buffs to see the largest independent film festival in the United States. The headquarters of the event is in nearby Park City.
Beginning in 2004, Salt Lake City has been the host of the international Salt Lake City Marathon. In 2006 Real Madrid and many of the nation's best cyclist had engagements.[88]
Salt Lake City has begun to host its own events in the last few years, most notably the Friday Night Flicks, free movies in the City's parks, as well as the Mayor's health and fitness awareness program, Salt Lake City Gets Fit.
.Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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At the time of the 2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City was the most populated area to hold a Winter Olympic games. The event put Salt Lake City in the international spotlight and is regarded by many as being one of the most successful winter olympics ever.[89]
At Dream Theater's Salt Lake City show, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a proclamation making July 30, 2007 "Dream Theater Day" in the state of Utah.

Media

Salt Lake City has many diverse media outlets. Most of the major television and radio stations are based in or near the city. The Salt Lake City metropolitan area is ranked as the 30st largest radio[90] and 36th largest television[91] market in the United States.
Print media include two major daily newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret Morning News. Other more specialized publications include In Utah This Week, Salt Lake City Weekly, Nuestro Mundo of the Spanish-speaking community, QSaltLake and The Pillar for the LBGT community. There are a number of local magazines, such as Wasatch Journal (a quarterly magazine covering Utah's arts, culture, and outdoors), Utah Homes & Garden , Salt Lake Magazine (a bimonthly lifestyle magazine), CATALYST Magazine (a monthly environmental, health, arts and politics magazine), and Salt Lake Underground (SLUG), an alternative underground music magazine.
KTVX signed on the air as Utah's first TV station in 1947 under the experimental callsign W6SIX. KTVX is the oldest TV station in the Mountain Time Zone and the third oldest west of the Mississippi. It is the current ABC affiliate. KSL-TV, the NBC affiliate, has downtown studios at "Broadcast House" in the Triad Center office complex. KSL is operated by a company owned by the LDS Church. KUTV is Salt Lake City's CBS affiliate. KSTU is the area's Fox affiliate. KUCW is the CW affiliate and part of a duopoly with KTVX. KJZZ-TV is an independent station owned by Utah Jazz owner, Larry Miller and broadcasts Jazz games. KJZZ-TV also carries newscasts produced by KUTV.
Because television and radio stations serve a larger area (usually the entire state of Utah, as well as parts of western Wyoming, southern Idaho, parts of Montana, and eastern Nevada), ratings returns tend to be higher than those in similar-sized cities. .Some Salt Lake radio stations are carried on broadcast translator networks throughout the state.^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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Salt Lake City has become a case of market saturation on the FM dial; one cannot go through more than about two frequencies on an FM radio tuner before encountering another broadcasting station. A variety of companies, most notably Millcreek Broadcasting and Simmons Media, have constructed broadcast towers on Humpy Peak in the Uinta Mountains to the east. These towers allow frequencies allocated to nearby mountain communities to be boosted by smaller, low-powered FM transmitters along the Wasatch Front.

Sites of interest and city architecture

.Salt Lake City is the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and has many LDS-related sites open to visitors.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ Stephenson and (Democrat Christine) Johnson both said they want to build on the collaborative spirit that produced Salt Lake City's anti-discrimination ordinances (endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), which bridged divides between Democrats and Republicans, Mormons and non-Mormons and the LGBT and straight communities."
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The most popular is Temple Square, which includes the Salt Lake Temple and visitors’ centers that are open to the public, free of charge. Temple Square also includes the historic Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The modern LDS Conference Center is across the street to the north. The Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world, is located just west of Temple Square. It is run by the LDS Church and is open to the public and free of charge. Adjacent to Temple Square is also the Eagle Gate Monument.
In 2004, the Salt Lake City main library received an Institute Honor Award for Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.[92] and features a distinctive architectural style. The roof of the building serves as a viewpoint for the Salt Lake Valley. The Utah State Capitol Building offers marble floors and a dome similar to that of the building that houses the U.S. Congress. Other notable historical buildings include the Thomas Kearns Mansion (now the Governor's Mansion), City and County Building, built in 1894, the Kearns Building on Main Street, St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, built in 1874, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine, built in 1909.
Near the mouth of Emigration Canyon lies This Is The Place Heritage Park, which re-creates typical 19th century LDS pioneer life. Hogle Zoo is located across the street from the park. The city's largest public park, at over 100 acres (0.40 km2), Liberty Park features a lake with an island in the middle and the Tracy Aviary. The park is home to a large number of birds, both wild and in the aviary. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, located in the foothills of Salt Lake features many different exhibits and also hosts many musical concerts. Jordan Park is home to the International Peace Gardens. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a popular hiking and biking nature trail which spans ninety miles through the foothills of the Wasatch Front.
The Olympic Cauldron Park, located at Rice-Eccles Stadium, features the Olympic Cauldron from the games, a visitor's center, and the Hoberman Arch. The Olympic Legacy Plaza, located at the Gateway District, features a dancing fountain set to music and the names of 30,000 Olympic volunteers carved in stone. The Utah Olympic Park, located near Park City, features the Olympic ski jumps, as well as bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton runs. Today, the Olympic Park is used for year-round training and competitions. Visitors to the park can watch the various events that occur and even ride a bobsled. The Utah Olympic Oval, located in nearby Kearns, was home to the speed skating events and is now open to the public. .Other popular Olympic venues include Soldier Hollow, the site of cross-country skiing events, located southeast of Salt Lake near Heber City.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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Alta Ski Area near Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is close to several world-class ski and summer resorts, including Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, Solitude, Park City Mountain Resort, and Deer Valley. The resorts cater to millions of visitors each year and offer year-round activities.
Salt Lake City is also home to a few major shopping centers. Trolley Square is an indoor and outdoor mall with many independent art boutiques, restaurants, and national retailers. The buildings housing the shops are renovated trolley barns with cobblestone streets. The Gateway District, an outdoor shopping mall, is the city's newest major shopping center and has many national restaurants, clothing retailers, a movie theater, the Clark Planetarium, the Discovery Gateway, a music venue called The Depot, and the Olympic Legacy Plaza.
On October 3, 2006, the LDS Church, who owns the ZCMI Center Mall and Crossroads Mall, both on Main Street, announced plans to demolish the malls, a skyscraper, and several other buildings to make way for the $1 billion City Creek Center redevelopment. It will combine several new office and residential buildings (one of which will be the third-tallest building in the city) around an outdoor shopping center featuring a stream, fountain, and other outdoor amenities, and is expected to be completed in 2011.[93] Sugar House is a neighborhood with a small town main street shopping area and numerous old parks. Sugar House Park is the second largest park in the city, and is host to frequent outdoor events and the primary Fourth of July fireworks in the city.
Sugar House
Other attractions in or within close proximity to Salt Lake City include the Golden Spike National Historic Site (where the world's first transcontinental railroad was joined), the Lagoon Amusement Park, the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats, Gardner Historic Village, one of the largest dinosaur museums in the U.S. at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, and the world's largest man-made excavation at Bingham Canyon Mine.

Sports and recreation

Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, are popular activities in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. Eight ski resorts lie within 50 miles (80 km) of the city. Alta, Brighton, Solitude, and Snowbird all lie directly to the southeast in the Wasatch Mountains, while nearby Park City contains 3 more resorts. The popularity of the ski resorts has increased nearly 29% since the 2002 Winter Olympics.[94] Summer activities such as hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other related outdoor activities are popular in the mountains, as well. The many small reservoirs and rivers in the Wasatch Mountains are popular for boating, fishing, and other water-related activities.

Sports

Salt Lake City is home to the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA), who moved from New Orleans in 1979 and play their home games in EnergySolutions Arena. They are the only team from one of the four top-level professional sports leagues in the state. They have been to the playoffs in 22 of the last 25 seasons, making them among the most successful in the NBA in that time span, but have yet to win a championship. Salt Lake City was previously home to a professional basketball team, the Utah Stars of the American Basketball Association (ABA), from 1970 - 1975. They won one championship in the city (in 1971) and enjoyed some of the strongest support of any ABA team, but they folded just months before the ABA–NBA merger, therefore preventing them from being absorbed by the NBA. The success of the Stars may have had a hand in the decision by the struggling Jazz to relocate to Salt Lake City in 1979.
Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer was founded in 2005, initially playing at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah before the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium was completed in 2008 in the suburb of Sandy after undergoing nearly 2 years of funding difficulties and controversy.[95] The team won their first MLS championship by defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy at the 2009 MLS Cup. The city has also played host to several international soccer games, with the US as the home team (due to the partisan support when playing Latin American teams). Arena football expanded into the city in 2006 with the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League. They recorded the highest average attendance in the league in their first season.[96] After the original AFL suspended operations and subsequently folded in 2009, the future of the Blaze was unclear. However, the league's assets were eventually bought and a new league branded as the Arena Football League was founded and will begin play for the 2010 season, acting as a virtual extension of the original AFL. The Blaze franchise was restored and will play for the new league.[97]
There are also two minor league teams located in the city. The Salt Lake Bees, a Pacific Coast League Triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, play at Spring Mobile Ballpark and were established in 1994 as the Buzz. Their name was changed to the Stingers in 2002 and to the Bees, a historical Salt Lake City baseball team name, in 2006. The Utah Grizzlies hockey team of the ECHL were established in 2005, replacing the previous Grizzlies team that existed from 1995 to 2005 in the IHL and, later, the AHL. They play at the E Center in the neighboring suburb of West Valley City.
EnergySolutions Arena, formerly known as the Delta Center, has been the home of the Utah Jazz since 1991.
Utah lacks a professional football team of its own, and college football is very popular in the state. The University of Utah and Brigham Young University both maintain large followings in the city, and the rivalry between the two colleges has a long and storied history. Despite the fact that Utah is a secular university, this is sometimes referred to as the Holy War because of BYU's status as an LDS university. They both play in the Mountain West Conference of the NCAA's Division I and have played each other 90 times since 1896 (continuously since 1922). The University of Utah has been at the center of the controversy surrounding the fairness of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) of college football. Despite cruising to undefeated seasons in both 2004 (the only team to do so that year) and 2008, Utah was not invited to participate in the national championship in either instance due to the fact that it participates in the Mountain West Conference, which is a non-BCS conference. It is the first school from a non-BCS conference to win two BCS bowl games (and was the first from outside the conference to be invited to one) since the system was introduced in 1998. In 2009, after the U of U was denied a chance at a national championship for the second time, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced an inquiry into whether the BCS violated federal anti-trust laws, while senator Orrin Hatch threatened to file an anti-trust lawsuit.[98]
Club Sport League Venue Established Championships
Utah Jazz Basketball National Basketball Association EnergySolutions Arena 1974 (moved to Utah in 1979) 0
Real Salt Lake Soccer Major League Soccer Rio Tinto Stadium 2005 1
Utah Blaze Arena football Arena Football League EnergySolutions Arena 2006 0
Utah Grizzlies Ice hockey ECHL E Center 1995 (current incarnation in 2005) 0
Salt Lake Bees Baseball Pacific Coast League Spring Mobile Ballpark 1994 0

Transportation

Roads

Utah State Capitol Building. State Street begins at the structure.
Salt Lake City lies at the convergence of two cross-country freeways; I-15, which runs north-to-south just west of downtown, and I-80, which connects downtown with Salt Lake City International Airport just to the west and exits to the east through Parley's Canyon. I-215 forms a 270-degree loop around the city. SR-201 extends to the western Salt Lake City suburbs. The Legacy Parkway, a controversial and oft-delayed freeway, opened September 2008, heading north from I-215 into Davis County along the east shore of the Great Salt Lake. Travel to and from Davis County is complicated by geography as roads have to squeeze through the narrow opening between the Great Salt Lake to the west and the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Only four roads run between the two counties to carry the load of rush hour traffic from Davis County.
Salt Lake City's surface street system is laid out on a simple grid pattern. Road names are numbered with a north, south, east, or west designation, with the grid originating at the southeast corner of Temple Square downtown. One of the visions of Brigham Young and the early settlers was to create wide, spacious streets, which characterizes downtown. The grid pattern remains fairly intact in the city, except on the East Bench, where geography makes it impossible. The entire Salt Lake Valley is laid out on the same numbered grid system, although it becomes increasingly irregular farther into the suburbs. .US-89 enters the city from the northwest and travels the length of the valley as State Street (with the exception of northern Salt Lake City).^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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Public transportation

UTA TRAX train at the Gallivan Plaza stop in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City's mass transit service is operated by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and includes a bus system, light rail, and a commuter rail line. .The 19-mile (31 km) light rail system, called TRAX, consists of two lines originating downtown at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub; one line, which opened in 1999, heads south to Sandy and the other, opened in 2001, splits east to the University of Utah.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Johnson, D-Salt Lake City, said she decided to become artificially impregnated with sperm from one of the men after the two close friends expressed frustration over the difficulty of adopting a child.
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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Daily ridership averages 45,400 (as of the second quarter of 2008),[99] significantly above original projections, and is the eleventh-most ridden light rail system in the country, but also the fourth-most ridden system by mile. .The system has a total of 28 stations, 17 of them being located in Salt Lake City proper.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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The commuter rail system, FrontRunner, opened on April 26, 2008 and extends from the Intermodal Hub north to Pleasant View.[100]
UTA plans to complete four additional TRAX lines (one of which will connect to the airport), as well as FrontRunner south to Provo, by 2014 as part of its FrontLines 2015 project.[101][102] These extensions were made possible by a sales tax hike for road improvements, light rail, and commuter rail that was approved by voters on November 7, 2006.[103] In addition, a $500 million letter of intent was signed by the Federal Transit Administration for all four of the planned TRAX extensions in addition to the FrontRunner extension to Provo.[104] FrontRunner South and three of these four TRAX lines are currently under construction, with the other expected to begin construction in 2009.
UTA's bus system extends throughout the Wasatch Front from Brigham City in the north to Santaquin in the south and as far west as Grantsville. UTA also operates routes to the ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during the ski season (typically November to April). Approximately 60,000 people ride the bus daily, although ridership has reportedly declined since TRAX was constructed.[105]
.Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Salt Lake City, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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Greyhound Bus Lines serves Salt Lake City as well, providing access north-to-south through Utah along the I-15 corridor. Both of these stations are located at the Intermodal Hub.

Air transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is located approximately 4 miles (6 km) west of downtown. Delta Air Lines operates a hub at the airport, serving over 100 non-stop destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as Paris and Tokyo.[106] SkyWest Airlines operates its largest hub at the airport as Delta Connection, and serves 243 cities as Delta Connection and United Express. The airport is served by 4 UTA bus routes, and a light rail line is scheduled to reach the airport by 2012. A total of 22,029,488 passengers flew through Salt Lake City International Airport in 2007, representing a 2.19 % increase over 2006.[107] The airport currently ranks as the 21st busiest airport in the United States in terms of total passengers and is consistently rated first in the country in terms of on-time arrivals and departures as well as featuring the second-lowest number of cancellations.[108] There are two general aviation airports nearby; South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and Skypark Airport in Woods Cross.

Bicycling

Salt Lake City is increasingly interested in promoting bicycle transportation. Quite a few city arterial streets have bike lanes, and the City has published a bicycle map.[109] The bicycle map shows bike lanes, on-road routes, multi-use trails, and mountain biking trails.
One popular bicycling and walking route is the loop around City Creek Canyon,[110] on Bonneville Boulevard. The city has designated the road as one lane only (one-way) for motor vehicles, turning the other lane over to two-way bicyclists and pedestrians. City Creek Canyon road itself is closed to motor vehicles on odd-numbered days during the summer. Bicycles are prohibited on even-numbered days.
Bicycles are permitted on buses, on Trax, and on the Frontrunner trains. There is no charge for bicycles, and there are no rush-hour restrictions. However, there is a limit on the number of bicycles on each bus or train.[111] .Folding bicycles may be brought on board Amtrak's California Zephyrr with service to Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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Non-folding bicycles must be boxed and checked into the train's baggage car; however, not all stops along the route offer access to checked baggage.

Sister cities

Salt Lake City has several sister cities/towns,[112] including:
Country City/Town County / District / Region / State
Bolivia Bolivia Oruro Flag of oruro.svg Oruro Department
Republic of Ireland Ireland Thurles County Tipperary
Italy Italy Torino-Stemma.png Turin Piemonte.svg Piedmont
Japan Japan Flag of Matsumoto, Nagano.png Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture
Philippines Philippines Quezon City Flag.svg Quezon City National Capital Region
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan Keelung City Taipei County
Ukraine Ukraine Chernovtsy.jpg Chernivtsi Flag of Chernivtsi Oblast.png Chernivtsi Oblast
Brazil Brazil Bandeira Manaus Amazonas Brasil.svg Manaus Bandeira do Amazonas.svg Amazonas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Sarajevo.svg Sarajevo Flag of Sarajevo Canton.png Sarajevo Canton[113]

Notable residents

See also

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Downtown Salt Lake City
Downtown Salt Lake City
.Salt Lake City [1] is the capital and largest city of Utah, with a population of approximately 180,000 (the Salt Lake Metro Area in its entirety has over a million people).^ I live in Salt Lake and people are always asking me why I live in Utah.
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ YEAH! Salt Lake City is the best people.
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.It is one of the largest cities in the Southwest region of the United States, although its climate is more similar to the Rocky Mountain region.^ Rocky Mountain Endodontics 7138 Highland Drive SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84121 .
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^ Settebello Settebello Settebello is an authentic Italian pizza place with an imported Italian wood oven (the only one in the state) and a menu (and authentic ingredients) worthy of more expensive prices.
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.It lies in the Salt Lake Valley along the Wasatch Front urban corridor, located between the Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west; on the border between the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin geographic regions.^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Waterspouts, Great Salt Lake, Davis County September 12, 1998, 1600 MST, 41 00'N. 112 15'W Between 5:00 - 5:30 PM on September 12, 1998, two waterspouts were spotted by many Wasatch Front residents along the eastern shores of the Great Salt Lake near Syracuse/Clinton over Howard's Slough.
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.Salt Lake City is well-known as the center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon church), although less than half of the city's residents are members.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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^ Stephenson and (Democrat Christine) Johnson both said they want to build on the collaborative spirit that produced Salt Lake City's anti-discrimination ordinances (endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), which bridged divides between Democrats and Republicans, Mormons and non-Mormons and the LGBT and straight communities."
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The city is also known as a base for outdoor recreation, including the many nearby ski resorts just east of the city which were thrust into the world spotlight by the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Understand

Geography

.When traveling to the city, knowledge of Salt Lake's famous grid system is a big plus.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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The entire valley lies on the same grid system. .Most major streets are laid out precisely running north-south or east-west.^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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^ The tornado touched down onto 300 South Street at approximately 50 West.
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^ If you are looking for amazing authentic Thai food check out “My Thai” on 14th South and 3rd West.
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.The origin of the grid is located downtown, on the south-east corner of Temple Square.^ They have several locations: 9th &9th, 2100 south and 6th east, highland and abouth 3900 south…… .
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^ Hagermann’s Bakehouse Cafe (15 W South Temple, plus 2 other locations) the turkey pomodoro sandwich with tomato bisque is pure bliss.
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^ The Bee Hive Tea Room is located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City in the historic Clift Building, on the corner of 3rd South and Main Street.
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Street addresses are coordinates within the grid system in intervals of 100 every street. .For example, one might speak of the intersection of 700 East and 2100 South as either "seventh east and twenty-first south" or "seven hundred east and twenty-one hundred south" (remember that in conversations, locals usually opt for the first one; try not to get confused between say, 7th East and 21st South and 7 East and 21 South, both of which are very different addresses).^ The tornado path was very narrow--averaging about 100 feet-- and the twister traveled east along the north side of 2100 North for approximately 1-1/4 miles.
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^ They have several locations: 9th &9th, 2100 south and 6th east, highland and abouth 3900 south…… .
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^ One I haven’t seen mentioned and really like – Q Clothing on 1300 South and 900 east.
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.Addresses are specific numbers, such as 855 South 1300 East ("Eight fifty-five south 13th east").^ South 1300 East .
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^ One I haven’t seen mentioned and really like – Q Clothing on 1300 South and 900 east.
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.North-south streets are generally lettered, while east-west streets are generally numbered.^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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^ I second the the notion to do lunch at the Beehive Tea Room, and also recommend checking out D’Bolla (400 South 200 East– North side of the street across from the city library) for coffee.
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^ Several witnesses indicated the tornado traveled down 200 South Street and lifted at the intersection with 200 East Street.
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Downtown blocks are 1/8 of a mile in length, but blocks become more irregularly spaced farther from the city center. Most people will recognize the grid as one they studied in school, with a point of origin and 4 quadrants. .After getting used to the system, you will find that it is very easy to navigate and simple to understand, although the streets become more and more irregular the farther south you move.^ In the trademark blue house, you can find hidden gems in their unparalleled used section or any album you’re looking for, no matter how obscure.
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^ I highly recommend the trip for the more adventurous, although you definitely want to go with something that has 4-wheel drive (as I learned the hard way).
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^ One more resaurant – Pat’s BBQ on an off street by 2100 south and west temple ish area.
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.It can also get confusing outside of the Salt Lake Valley, where many cities (whether or not they've grown into each other) often have separate systems, so that a single road that divides two cities may have two different names for the grid systems of the two different cities.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Skip to Content www.bls.gov Search: All BLS.gov .
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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.Significant neighborhoods in SLC include Downtown, the financial core that's home to Temple Square (the main temple of the Mormon church); Central City, the main residential area of the city, approximately 400 South to 900 South; Sugar House, a commercial/residential district with many funky shops; Federal Heights, an affluent district to the northeast; The Avenues a historical neighborhood with many old buildings; University, the area surrounding the sprawling University of Utah [2] campus and the adjacent VA Medical Center, Research Park, and Fort Douglas; East Bench or Foothill, a residential area bisected by the major arterial road Foothill Boulevard between 900 South and I-80; Capitol Hill, an affluent district just north of Downtown topped by the Utah State Capitol building; Rose Park a residential in the northwest section of the city; and Glendale a residential, primarily Hispanic district to the southwest, home to the International Peace Gardens.^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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^ I live in Utah Valley just south.
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^ A major power outage occurred in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, Capitol area and portions of the Avenues.
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.The benches are the mostly residential, upper-class communities constructed mostly along the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of the valley, although they have recently been growing in the southern valley (the low Traverse Mountains) and the western valley (the Oquirrh Mountains).^ The tornado path was very narrow--averaging about 100 feet-- and the twister traveled east along the north side of 2100 North for approximately 1-1/4 miles.
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^ It tore up dirt and trees as it moved from the east bench up the mountain side.
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.The east side is traditionally more affluent and conservative than the west side, leading to the expected "cultural rivalries" that you find in other cities with clear divides, although this divide is arguably less pronounced in Salt Lake City than in most major cities.^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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.The Wasatch Front is the region located along the western edge of the Wasatch Mountain Range.^ There’s a website for Utahns that is all about these sort of places along the Wasatch Front: http://yourheartout.com/ .
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.It stretches from approximately Brigham City on the north to Santaquin on the south, and includes Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Utah's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: Logan, UT-ID Ogden-Clearfield, UT Provo-Orem, UT St. George, UT Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area .
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.More than two-thirds of Utah's population are located in this region.^ This was the first time in Utah's history that two or more tornadoes were photographed or video-taped on the ground at the same time in the same area.
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^ Tony Caputo’s Tony Caputo’s : More than just great sandwiches, the family-owned Caputos Market and Deli specializes in regional Italian and southern European foods.
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^ There have probably been more tornadoes and waterspouts in Utah than the following statistics and accounts indicate.
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.One thing to realize is that when people speak of Salt Lake City, they are often referring to Salt Lake Valley as a whole, or at least the suburbs adjoining Salt Lake City immediately to the south.^ YEAH! Salt Lake City is the best people.
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^ It is really amazing that you have portrayed the whole Salt Lake City in your post.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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.Significant suburbs of Salt Lake City include Sandy (in the southern half of the valley), Murray and Midvale (in the center of the valley), West Valley City and West Jordan (large suburbs immediately to the southwest), and Holladay, which although it only contains a small section of the eastern bench area, is often used to define the entire east bench area (often used colloquially with "Cottonwood").^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Use to live in Salt Lake.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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"Millcreek" is used to define areas a little further north on the east bench and adjacent to Salt Lake City and south of I-80.
.People who fly into Salt Lake City to visit the national parks and wild terrain of Southern Utah should keep in mind that just because they're in the same state does not mean they are close; in most cases, Las Vegas is actually closer to the parks.^ We’re in the process of moving to Salt Lake.
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^ I live in Salt Lake and people are always asking me why I live in Utah.
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^ YEAH! Salt Lake City is the best people.
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.Many of them are about a 5 hour drive away from Salt Lake City.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Salt Lake City, UT, a metropolitan statistical area in Utah.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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"This is the Place" Monument
"This is the Place" Monument
.Salt Lake City was settled in 1847 by Brigham Young and his followers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church, and whose followers are often called Mormons (originally a derogative term, now accepted and widely-used) or, less frequently (but more officially), Latter-day Saints.^ Use to live in Salt Lake.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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.The Mormons migrated to the Salt Lake Valley following religious conflicts and violence in the East.^ In advance, warm breezy southerly winds blew over the Salt Lake Valley.
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^ Tornado, Kearns, Salt Lake County September 9, 1986, 1114 MST, 40 42'N, 112 03'W A tornado was spotted in a field in the Kearns area of the Salt Lake Valley.
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.The city immediately became a major transit point for people moving westward in the California Gold Rush, and the LDS Church's strong practice of missionary work drew converts primarily from Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia to emigrate to Salt Lake City during the 1850s and 1860s in long "handcart treks", a tradition that is now ingrained in Mormon culture.^ I grew up in Salt Lake City, moved away and now have come back again.
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^ We’re in the process of moving to Salt Lake.
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^ YEAH! Salt Lake City is the best people.
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This migration allowed it to become one of the largest cities in the Old West, although the conservative Church values bucked the typical Old West trend of lawless towns, sheriffs, cowboys, brothels, and rowdy saloons. .Pacific Islanders are another group that was significantly recruited by the Church, and Salt Lake City possesses an unusually high Pacific Islander population.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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The handcart tradition ended with the arrival of the railroad in 1870, which also, with the rise of mining and industry, contributed to the first major influx of "Gentiles" (non-Mormons) into the city.
The "Utah Territory" often clashed with the U.S. government over the LDS Church's practice of polygamy. The most notable clash occurred from 1857-1858 when the government mistakenly believed that Brigham Young, the church leader and governor of the territory, planned to lead a rebellion against the government. The government then sent the military to install their own governor and maintain control over the supposed rebellious colony. .Although little actual fighting took place, the event is now known as the Utah War.^ All of those places are tops, although I would have added Tromadance as one of the awesome events that takes place in SLC ( http://tromadance.com/ ) .
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^ This is a fantastic guide–I’ve lived in Utah for many years now, but I need to explore my own town a little better.
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.Brigham Young eventually conceded to their demands, although long fights over the legal status of polygamy continued through the 1880s, with statehood for Utah being denied multiple times and with the federal government passing increasingly harsher anti-polygamy laws throughout the 1870s and 1880s that landed several prominent church officials in jail.^ In exchange, "opponents of gay-rights legislation will drop any effort to prevent local governments from passing their own nondiscrimination laws this legislative session," the AP reports .
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^ Masters Thesis, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
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^ Election Year Cease Fire in Utah Over Gay Anti-Discrimination Laws .
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In 1890, the LDS Church prophet, Wilford Woodruff, told his members to give up polygamy, a declaration that eventually allowed Utah to achieve statehood, with Salt Lake City as its capital, in 1896.
.Although the majority of Utah's residents are still members of the LDS Church (estimates generally range from 60%-70%, although the percentage of practicing members is lower), Salt Lake City itself is less than half Mormon, with some areas (especially areas dominated by ethnic minorities or more artsy areas such as the lower Avenues and Sugarhouse) being lower still.^ A major power outage occurred in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, Capitol area and portions of the Avenues.
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^ Utah's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: Logan, UT-ID Ogden-Clearfield, UT Provo-Orem, UT St. George, UT Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area .
  • Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates 3 February 2010 17:49 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Reference]

^ Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Skip to Content www.bls.gov Search: All BLS.gov .
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Climate

.The climate of Salt Lake City is widely-variable from season to season.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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.It's very dry, averaging from 14-20 inches (350-500 mm) of precipitation per year, much of which falls as snow, which averages from 50-80 inches (125-200 cm) per year.^ This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.
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The wide variation is due to the huge elevation changes within the city; the lower amounts are the averages on the valley floor. Summers are hot, long, and particularly dry, while winters are cold and snowy.
.Winter (mid-November to early March): Winter is generally a poor time to travel in Salt Lake City, unless you're looking to ski in the nearby ski resorts.^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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^ Tornado, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County August 14, 1968, 1155 MST, 40 46'N, 111 53'W A tornado moved through downtown Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County.
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^ These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Salt Lake City, UT, a metropolitan statistical area in Utah.
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Daytime temperatures generally run anywhere from 25°F to 50°F (-4°C to 10°C). Low temperatures are usually below freezing, and on rare occasions can even drop below 0°F (-18°C). .Snow falls often, but single snowfalls exceeding about 10 inches (25 cm) are rare, except on the benches.^ It was about 25 yards wide and lasted for 10 minutes—traveling nearly two miles over ground.
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Even when it is not snowing, a phenomenon known as the inversion develops, which traps cold, moist air and air pollutants in the valley, sometimes for weeks on end. This can lead to some of the worst air quality conditions found in the country. The mountains are clear and beautiful during these times, but also quite warm. During an inversion, be prepared for fog on the valley bottom.
Because of the frequency of snow, it takes a very large snowstorm to cripple or shut down the city. Minor snowfalls are basically treated as a daily occurrence in winter, with the city continuing to operate as normal. .Generally it takes about 12-15+ inches (30-38+ cm) valley-wide to have a significant effect on the activity of the city, and even more for a citywide shutdown.^ Tornado, west of Beaver, Beaver County May 21, 1992, 1115 West, 38 17'N, 112 51'W A 45-foot wide tornado was spotted about 10 miles west of Beaver by a person driving south on I-15.
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^ Tornado, east of Beaver, Beaver County September 7, 1991, 1530 MST, 38 17'N, 112 32'W A 30-foot wide tornado was spotted by two people.
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^ It lasted for about 15 minutes, and its greatest width was about 100 yards wide.
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.Despite the frequency of snowfall, it is usually calm (no blizzards are seen in Salt Lake City, unlike in the Midwest or Northeast), and most snowfalls are very light and fluffy (although heavy, wet snowfall can occur).^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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.Even though snow is common, there are still far too many people who don't know how to drive in it (often half-jokingly attributed by the locals to transplants from southern California).^ What a fabulous list, am sending this link to all my friends and family who still reside there.
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^ I don't know how far off the ground I was—a foot, I guess—but I know I wasn't touching the ground....
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.Spring (early March to late May): Springs in Salt Lake City are mild, but it is also the wettest and windiest time of year.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ I wish I’d had it with me 7 years ago when I was in Salt Lake city!
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^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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High temperatures during this time range from about 45°F to 80°F (7°C to 27°C). Low temperatures are cool, and usually still drop below freezing on occasion into April. .Although it's the wettest time of year, it's still dry in comparison to many cities in the Midwest or Eastern U.S., and heavy, prolonged rain is rare.^ Yes- One World Cafe is still around, but I believe Big City Soup closed this year.
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Light-to-moderate snowfall can often be found well into April as well. .Sunny spring days, which are quite common, offer some of the best weather available in Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Find the best dentists in Salt Lake City .
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However, the snowpack in the mountains usually reaches its peak in early April and doesn't melt entirely until late May or June, so spring is still a poor time to enjoy outdoor summer activities, such as hiking, camping, and boating, in the mountains. .However, the ski resorts are usually open until mid-April, and Snowbird is often open longer.^ If you are in town for skiing at one of the cottonwood canyon resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude) Best Burger and hole in the wall place is Cotton Bottom.
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.Summer (late May to mid-September): Summer in Salt Lake City is long, dry, and hot.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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High temperatures during this period range anywhere from 80°F to 105°F (27°C to 41°C). Humidity is very low and nights are usually comfortable. Although a very dry season, powerful Pacific storms can sometimes impact the city as late as early June, prolonging the wet season and keeping temperatures cooler. Mid-June through early July in particular is very dry. .From mid-July to mid-September, the monsoon affects Utah, bringing fairly frequent evening thunderstorms to the city.^ About 73% of all Utah tornadoes have occurred in May, June, July and August, when severe thunderstorms occasionally frequent Utah.
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Although sometimes these thunderstorms are very powerful, bringing hail, lightning, and street flooding, they're usually relatively short-lived. Sometimes the humidity is so low that the rain doesn't even reach the valley floor. .However, even a "dry" thunderstorm in the valley often drops heavy rain and even hail in the mountains.^ Witnesses reported heavy rain, then small pea-size hail, and finally strong winds.
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^ During the evening of August 11th, a line of thunderstorms moved across the Uinta Mountains.
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^ The two twisters were on the ground for nearly three minutes, and were caused by a line of severe thunderstorms that also produced small hail and brief but heavy rain.
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If you can avoid the thunderstorms, summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities in the mountains. The snow is long-gone by the end of June, and temperatures rarely reach above 80°F (27°C), even during the heart of summer.
.Autumn (mid-September to mid-November): Autumn is the best time to visit Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Find the best dentists in Salt Lake City .
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It's usually drier and warmer than spring. Temperatures are comfortable, ranging from 45°F to 80°F (7°C to 27°C) during the daytime. Powerful Pacific storms begin impacting the state by mid-October, but are usually infrequent. Although storms can again start dropping snow in the mountains, the snowpack usually doesn't begin building until November. The first light snowfall and overnight freezing temperatures in the valley usually occur by the beginning of November, and by mid-November, snowfall and cold temperatures should be prepared for. The leaves on the trees reach their brilliant peak color in the mountains in mid to late September and about a month later in the valleys.

Get in

By plane

.Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC), 776 North Terminal Drive, Phone: 801-575-2400, Toll-free: 800-595-2442, [3].^ As this happened, thunderstorms began to form over the Oquirrhs in the Herriman area and over the south end of the Great Salt Lake/north end of the Oquirrhs in the Magna area.
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^ These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Salt Lake City, UT, a metropolitan statistical area in Utah.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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Located on the western edge of the city. It serves as Delta Airlines mid-country hub, with over 120 daily departures for Delta alone. Hotel shuttles and taxis connect the airport with downtown. UTA [4] buses offer a cheap service from downtown to the airport. It has direct international flights to various cities in Mexico and Canada, as well as to Paris and Tokyo.
Airport #2. Located to the southwest of the city in West Jordan, this serves as a regional airport for smaller aircraft.

By car

.Interstate 80 slices through the city east-to-west, passing the airport and meeting Interstate 15 west of Downtown.^ Tornado, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County August 14, 1968, 1155 MST, 40 46'N, 111 53'W A tornado moved through downtown Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County.
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.I-80 continues east into the Wasatch Mountains and eventually Wyoming (this route can be closed due to winter weather), and west across the desert to Nevada.^ It developed about 2:16 PM, near the Kennecott Mines on the Oquirrh Mountains, and lasted about 15 minutes as it moved eastward into West Kearns.
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I-15 slices through the city and its suburbs north-to-south down the center of the valley, providing access across the entire Wasatch Front, reaching St. George and eventually Las Vegas far to the south and entering eastern Idaho to the north. Interstate 215 provides a loop around the city, providing access to many of its suburbs and running near the airport. .U.S. Highway 89 enters from the north parallel to I-15. The new Legacy Parkway runs parallel to I-15 from the north and connects to I-215, providing an alternative to travel into/out of Davis County.^ Tornado, 18 miles NW of Moab, Grand County September 8, 2000, 1625 MST, 38 48'N, 109 43'W A weak tornado was reported by two individuals traveling north on US Highway 191.
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^ A Utah Highway Patrolman who was located on the Antelope Causeway spotted the waterspout about 10 to 15 miles northwest of the north end of Antelope Island.
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^ Tornado, near Gunnison, Sanpete County May 24, 2000, 1600 MST, 39 9'N, 111 45'W At about 5:00 PM, a weak tornado (F0) was observed by a motorist traveling on Highway 89 about 5 miles east of Gunnison.
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.Otherwise, there are few routes into the valley due to geographic constraints, although all of the suburbs fit nicely into the grid system of Salt Lake City.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Skip to Content www.bls.gov Search: All BLS.gov .
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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Traffic jams are relatively rare, although they can occur, especially along I-15 during rush hour.

By bus

.Greyhound, 300 S 600 West (Salt Lake Intermodal Hub), +1 801 355-9579, [5].^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Webmaster US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Salt Lake City Weather Forecast Office 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Tel: (801) 524-5133 .
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The Utah Transit Authority (UTA), +1 801 743-3882, [6]. .Operates an extensive bus system all across the Wasatch Front, so you can easily and readily reach Salt Lake City by public transportation from almost anywhere along the Wasatch Front.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Skip to Content www.bls.gov Search: All BLS.gov .
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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By train

.Amtrak, 340 South 600 West (Salt Lake Intermodal Hub), [7].^ South 3200 West SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84118 .
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^ Utah's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: Logan, UT-ID Ogden-Clearfield, UT Provo-Orem, UT St. George, UT Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area .
  • Salt Lake City, UT - May 2008 OES Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates 3 February 2010 17:49 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Reference]

^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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.Salt Lake City is served by the California Zephyr, Amtrak's Chicago-San Francisco train.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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The westbound train (#5) arrives daily at 11:00PM and departs at 11:30PM; the eastbound train (#6) arrives daily at 4:05AM and departs at 4:35AM.
FrontRunner, [8]. .A commuter rail line running between Pleasant View (just north of Ogden) and the Salt Lake Intermodal Hub.^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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^ I just moved to Salt Lake City, so this is the perfect list.
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^ As this happened, thunderstorms began to form over the Oquirrhs in the Herriman area and over the south end of the Great Salt Lake/north end of the Oquirrhs in the Magna area.
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Service currently runs every half-hour on weekdays and every hour on Saturdays. One-way fares range from $3-$5.50 depending on how far you travel. A future extension south to Provo is planned by 2013.
Map of Salt Lake City
Map of Salt Lake City

By car

When navigating the city, it is important to have a knowledge of the unique and simple grid system that the city is based on. (See the description under Understand).
The city is very car-friendly due to wide, straight roads and the fact that they're laid out in a simple grid orientation. .Although the streets become much more irregular in the suburbs, the grid system maintains itself pretty well within the boundaries of the city (although the east bench makes straight grid-oriented roads impossible, evidenced by the northwest-to-southeast orientation of Foothill Boulevard).^ Half-off movie Wednesdays and free classic movie Mondays make the traditionally worst days of the week so much more fun.
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.Although the grid becomes more irregular the farther away from the city center you move, the numbering system remains consistent, and even named streets have their corresponding "grid number" listed below the name of the road on the street sign.^ I miss all these great places you listed, and how easy it is to get around and really know your city.
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^ The tornado moved NE across Main Street and between the Fire Department and the Central Utah Counseling Center.
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^ I just moved to Salt Lake City, so this is the perfect list.
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The grid system means that you can easily reach almost every major road from almost every other major road. .Car travel is also simplified by the fact that only one major one-way street pair exists in the city (500 South and 600 South).^ Several witnesses indicated the tornado traveled down 200 South Street and lifted at the intersection with 200 East Street.
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^ The tornado was five to 15 yards wide, traveled only about one-tenth of a mile, and lasted less than a minute.
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^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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.Salt Lake City is well-served by freeways, with Interstate 15 running straight north-south through the city, running straight past downtown.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Utah's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: Logan, UT-ID Ogden-Clearfield, UT Provo-Orem, UT St. George, UT Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area .
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^ Webmaster US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Salt Lake City Weather Forecast Office 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Tel: (801) 524-5133 .
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I-15 through the city is 10 lanes with 2 High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes (more commonly known as "carpool lanes"). .I-80 briefly merges with I-15 just west of downtown, and continues west past the airport and east past the Sugarhouse neighborhood, passing a major shopping district and running through a major residential area.^ Tornado, Midvale, Salt Lake County July 8, 1989, 1615 MST, 40 36'N, 111 54'W Strong microburst winds and a tornado hit the Midvale area just west of 1-15 at about 7200 South.
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^ The tornado occurred between 11:15-11:25 AM, briefly touching down for a few minutes just off of State Route 56.
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^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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I-215 runs through the west part of the city, directing traffic into the city from the western neighborhoods and the northern and southern suburbs. It intersects with I-80 just west of the airport. .State Route 201 (often referred to as "SR 201", the "201 freeway", "21st South Freeway", or just the "201"), heads west from I-80's southern merge point along the border with West Valley City, although it mostly serves residents looking to come into or go out of the city.^ I live in Utah Valley just south.
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^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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^ The tornado occurred between 11:15-11:25 AM, briefly touching down for a few minutes just off of State Route 56.
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The interchange where the three freeways come together on the border with South Salt Lake is known as the "Spaghetti Bowl".
.Although the roads are generally wide and spacious and generously laid out in a grid pattern, the geography of the valley forces transportation to be very north-south oriented, and this can cause severe traffic congestion on all major roads.^ The gustnado moved from south to north, with it apparently skipping into the air, not causing damage along the entire path length.
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.The worst traffic is seen on I-15 north into Davis County, where rush hour traffic jams are a common sight, throughout the surface roads, especially in the heart of downtown and in the central and southern parts of the city.^ This one occurred about 20 miles north of the city in Millard County and caused no damage.
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^ Tornado, Syracuse, Davis County September 23, 1992, 1730 MST, 41 05'N, 112 04'W A tornado was sighted at 6:30 PM by several people in Syracuse.
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^ Mini’s Cupcakes Mini’s Cupcakes : Mini’s is a gem hidden in an odd part of downtown, but there’s nothing odd about the heart and soul they put in their food.
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.The Legacy Parkway was recently completed into Davis County and connects with I-215 in the far northern part of the city.^ The tornado crossed into the northern portion of Washington County.
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This has significantly alleviated traffic during rush hour going into and out of Davis County.
Utah has many drivers on its roads from many different surrounding states and various countries. .For the most part, you will find most western US drivers' styles consistent with other urban and rural locations.^ While Children’s Hour is definitely the style source for hot-to-trot tots, you can find a whole lot of stuff that’s all grown up too.
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^ FICE FICE : In one of the most drool-worthy buildings downtown, FICE brings a nice urban sportswear style all its own.
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However, Utah drivers are somewhat known for being more prone to cutting people off and aggressively changing lanes. .While driving in any location, the best advice is to safely follow the flow of traffic, whether it is faster in the city or slower in the country, obey all traffic laws, and be patient and courteous to other drivers.^ Ruth’s Diner Ruth’s Diner : Located a short, picturesque drive up Emigration Canyon, nostalgic Ruth’s Diner serves all meals of the day.
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^ Country All Other Destinations .
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.Utah drivers also generally know how to drive in snow, although like anywhere there are still plenty of people who don't (particularly transplants from sunnier locations).^ I don't know how far off the ground I was—a foot, I guess—but I know I wasn't touching the ground....
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^ My husband and I will stop there on a roadtrip, and we don’t like staying at chain hotels.
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^ What a fabulous list, am sending this link to all my friends and family who still reside there.
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By bus

.The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) [9] operates an extensive bus system that reaches the entire Wasatch Front, with the most extensive coverage in and around Salt Lake City.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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^ Lugano’s Lugano’s : Awarded “Best Italian In Salt Lake City,” Luganos is reknowned for classic Italian set apart by their uncanny fresh ingredient selection.
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.Every light rail (TRAX) station in Salt Lake City is connected by several bus routes.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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^ Park City : If you’re in Salt Lake, it’s worth a day trip to Park City.
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.Only the most important routes operate during nighttime hours, Sundays, and holidays, although even nighttime routes will often end service around midnight.^ The flowers in the spring and lights during the holidays are well-known attractions and you can stop in to hear the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir any Sunday morning.
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.In winter, service to the four ski resorts located in the Cottonwood Canyons to the east, in the Wasatch Range, is provided.^ If you are in town for skiing at one of the cottonwood canyon resorts (Alta, Snowbird, Brighton, Solitude) Best Burger and hole in the wall place is Cotton Bottom.
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.Standard one-way fares are $2, a day pass (which is good for both bus and TRAX rides) is $5, and most of downtown is a free fare zone for all UTA service (bus and light rail).^ Maybe one of these days we’ll pack it up and head out that way.
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^ FICE FICE : In one of the most drool-worthy buildings downtown, FICE brings a nice urban sportswear style all its own.
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By train

Another good way to get around the city is on UTA's light rail system, or TRAX [10]. .There are two separate lines, both of which begin at the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, which is also used by Amtrak, Greyhound, FrontRunner, and UTA buses.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Use to live in Salt Lake.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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.The two lines head past EnergySolutions Arena and Temple Square before turning south on Main Street.^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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The University Line splits east along 400 South and serves the University of Utah on the east bench. .The other line continues south through Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake, Murray, Midvale, and ends at the Sandy Civic Center at about 10000 South.^ Salt Lake Art Center Salt Lake Art Center : I am continually impressed by this little organization.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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Standard fares for all light rail lines are $2 one-way, $4 round-trip, and $5 for a day pass (which includes bus and light rail service). Downtown is a free fare zone for all UTA bus and light rail lines. Three lines are under construction - a Mid-Jordan line into West Jordan and South Jordan, a West Valley City line, and an Airport line - all expected to be completed by 2014.

By bicycle

.Salt Lake City offers trails and routes through the city and around the city for bicyclists of all ages.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado, August 11, 1999 .
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It is legal to cycle on the sidewalk in all but the central blocks of the city; sidewalks tend to be wide and (except for the center of the city) with few pedestrians. Many of the major attractions of the city are accessible by bicycle and it is easy and quick to get out to the zoo or the university by bike.
.Several major streets offer bicycle lanes and signed shared roadways, but some of these are too narrow and can place bicyclist in the "car-door zone."^ Just to the north, at the Goodyear Tire Store, several cars had their windows blown out and the store sustained some minor damage (roof and signs).
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^ "Several tricks were played by the cyclone," including one woman who had "placed into a large cedar chest some baby clothes she had just ironed.
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In some cases it may be easier to cycle on an adjacent quieter street heading the same direction. Navigation is easy, and if the street you are on looks too busy, there is always an alternative street to choose. The wider streets in the city centre don't make it any easier for cyclists, as they are just taken up with extra car lanes, and are just extra lanes to get across when turning.
There are some off-road paths and mountain bicycling trails, following the Jordan River south from I-80 is a well developed path, but a little desolate in parts. City Creek Canyon is open to bicycles only some days. .The Salt Lake City Green Bikeways Map [11] provides detailed bicycle route information about these routes and trails.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado, August 11, 1999 .
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Bicycles are permitted on all UTA [12] buses, TRAX and Frontrunner trains. All bus routes have bike racks except for the ski routes and para-transit (on-demand bus service). Bicycle lockers may also be rented from the UTA at several stations.
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  • Church History Museum, (just west of Temple Square), [13].^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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    M-F 9AM-9PM, Sa-Su, Holidays 10AM-7PM. .This free museum has a permanent display that outlines the history of the LDS church from Joseph Smith until the arrival in Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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    ^ Salt Lake City's FOX 13 takes a look at The RC Lounge, which they claim was the oldest gay bar in the western U.S. until it was torn down a few weeks ago.
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    There is also a rotating display of different LDS themed artwork. .The church history portion takes about 30 minutes to walk through if you read the descriptions of the museum pieces. Free.
    ^ The tornado also "picked up and carried" a woman "about 30 feet as she was walking between her trailer home and a neighbor's place.
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    ^ It moved northeast at about 30 miles per hour through an irrigation ditch and across a hayfield.
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  • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 East 400 South, [14].^ National Weather Service Forecast Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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    ^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ Posted 10:15 AM EST by on in News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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    M-Th 9AM-9PM, F-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM. .One of Salt Lake City's newest and most architecturally unique buildings.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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    ^ Johnson, D-Salt Lake City, said she decided to become artificially impregnated with sperm from one of the men after the two close friends expressed frustration over the difficulty of adopting a child.
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    It includes unique uses of natural light, plenty of reading space and a rooftop garden.
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  • Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 South State Street.^ As this happened, thunderstorms began to form over the Oquirrhs in the Herriman area and over the south end of the Great Salt Lake/north end of the Oquirrhs in the Magna area.
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    ^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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    .Seat of city government since 1894. The building's central clock tower is topped with a statue of Columbia and rises 256 feet (78 m) from the ground.^ Cloud base was approximately 800 m [2,624.6 feet] about lake level and the cloud tower above the funnel topped at about 5.5-6.5 km [3.4-4.0 miles] above lake level."
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    ^ A 10X12 foot pioneer building was lifted, rotated 90 degrees, and moved 8 feet before being dropped back to the ground.
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    The building has four floors and over one hundred rooms. Onyx lines the hall of each lavishly decorated floor. The third floor houses the mayor's office in the south wing and the city council chamber in the north. Portraits of the city's past mayors up to and including Deedee Corradini line the corridor between these offices. .The fourth floor features an exhibit commemorating the 2002 Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City.
  • This Is The Place Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, +1 801 582-1847, [15].^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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    ^ Webmaster US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Salt Lake City Weather Forecast Office 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Tel: (801) 524-5133 .
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    Daily 9AM-5PM. .Marking a spot overlooking the valley, where city founder Brigham Young supposedly said "This is the Place," the park features a monument to the Mormon settlers of Utah as well as a recreation of a frontier Utah village with several historical buildings which were moved to the site.^ Computer printout published by the National Severe Storms Forecast Center, Kansas City, MO. Woolley, Ralf R., "Cloudburst Floods in Utah: 1850–1938."
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    ^ Masters Thesis, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
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    ^ Posted 10:41 AM EST by on in Discrimination , Gay Marriage , Mormon , News , Salt Lake City , Utah .
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    Demonstrations of frontier life frequently take place here.
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  • Sugar House is one of Salt Lake City's oldest and most interesting neighborhoods.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ 'I want Salt Lake City government to see a city of neighborhoods,' he says.
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    ^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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    The center of the Sugar House neighborhood is located at 1100 East and 2100 South. In recent years it has become the home of hip shops and the fashionable youth of the city. .Sugar House is a mixed-use commercial/residential region located approximately between State Street on the west, 2100 East on the east, 1700 South on the north and 2100 South on the south (2700 South east of 500 East).^ The tornado path was very narrow--averaging about 100 feet-- and the twister traveled east along the north side of 2100 North for approximately 1-1/4 miles.
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    ^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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    ^ Several witnesses indicated the tornado traveled down 200 South Street and lifted at the intersection with 200 East Street.
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    .The area around between 1300 East and 1100 East, and down 1100 East for a short while was recently the location of many of the fashionable shops and youth culture of the region, however because of a major renovation project, many of the unique businesses have relocated to different parts of the city or have been forced to close.
  • Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street, (801) 258-6000, [16].^ Tornado, Ferron, Emery County May, 1978, 1100 MST, 39 5'N, 111 9'W During the latter part of Spring, 1978, a tornado touched down in Ferron, Utah.
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    ^ At this point, the tornado crossed a small open area and across 100 East Street.
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    ^ The tornado moved NE across Main Street and between the Fire Department and the Central Utah Counseling Center.
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    A five star hotel on the south end of downtown. Often rated among the best hotels in america it is certainly one of the most beautiful city hotels in the world. Almost no cost was spared on building the hotel, which was built to be "the best hotel ever built". The hotel features some of the most expensive chandeliers and mirrors in the Western Hemisphere. The hotel has a million dollar mirror.
  • Hogle Zoo, [17]. The local zoo sits at the mouth of Emigration Canyon on the east side of the city. On 42 acres, the zoo's two largest exhibits include elephants and primates.
  • Clark Planetarium, in the Gateway Mall, [18]. Has free exhibits, and for a fee you can watch IMAX movies and laser shows.
  • University of Utah, [19].
    • Utah Museum of Natural History, [20]. On the University of Utah campus. Well known for its Jurassic-era dinosaur skeletons.
    • Utah Museum of Fine Art, [21]. The museum's standing collections are organized by world cultures. .It is also the home of touring art exhibitions.
    • Rice Eccles Olympic Stadium, 451 South 1400 East, [22].^ The tornado path began at about 11683 South and 1400 East to near 11400 South and 1380 East.
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      The site of the 2002 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. The torch is on the south end of the stadium. Currently home to the University of Utah football team.
Temple Square
Temple Square
Temple Square [23], in the heart of downtown, is the most visited location in Utah. .Temple Square is the world headquarters of the LDS Church and the main attraction is the Church’s Salt Lake Temple, but there are a host of other facilities.^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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There are numerous missionaries speaking many languages to help to show you around the temple grounds. There are two visitor centers, both with numerous exhibits and video presentations explaining the Mormon faith. There is a free tour from the airport for connecting passengers, weather permitting. Note that non-Mormons are not permitted inside the Temple itself, and even Mormons are not permitted inside the Temple unless they hold a church-issued permit known as a "Temple recommend".
Temple Square also contains the Beehive House and the Lion House (both former houses of city founder Brigham Young), and several LDS administrative and assembly buildings. The LDS Conference Center contains a lot of LDS-related art and architecture as well as a series of waterfalls and carefully-groomed gardens on the roof of the structure. .You can also go to the top of the Church Office Building (the tallest building in the city) which offers great views of the area.^ If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area.
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^ If you are in a high-rise building, you may not have enough time to go to the lowest floor.
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Temple Square springs into overdrive twice a year when the LDS church holds its semiannual General Conference, an event that attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. Other popular events on Temple Square include the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcast and "The Christmas Lights at Temple Square." The LDS Church maintains beautiful gardens year-round that are worth seeing if you see nothing else.
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  • Liberty Park, between 700 East and 600 East and 900 South and 1300 South, is Salt Lake City's "Central Park" with many different areas for many different activities including a small amusement park (very small), a large pond that sometimes has paddle boats available, fountains to play in, children's play area, swimming pools, tennis courts, bbq areas, plenty of green space, tall shade trees, bike and running paths.^ "Several tricks were played by the cyclone," including one woman who had "placed into a large cedar chest some baby clothes she had just ironed.
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    ^ Tornado, Kearns, Salt Lake County September 9, 1986, 1114 MST, 40 42'N, 112 03'W A tornado was spotted in a field in the Kearns area of the Salt Lake Valley.
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    ^ Event Analysis: On August 11, 1999, an F2 tornado (having winds of 113 to 157 mph) did considerable damage as it tracked northeastward across the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City.
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    • Tracy Aviary, [24]. Home to 400 birds in about 135 species (many rare or endangered). .The aviary's position inside the large green space of Liberty Park makes it a stop for wild, migrating birds.
  • Sugarhouse Park [25], between 1300 East and 1500 East and 2100 South and I-80 is a large 110-acre park with a small pond, volleyball courts, soccer fields, a baseball diamond, picnic areas, rolling grassy hills and a garden center.^ At this point, the tornado crossed a small open area and across 100 East Street.
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    ^ It was at 100 East and 200 South, where the tornado hit an old barn style garage broadside and lifted the roof off in one large piece.
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    The park is popular with runners and walkers, who exercise on the mile park road. The park was built on the former site of the Utah Territorial Prison. The park features a small pond often inhabited by the renowned California Gull, the state bird. .Every July 4, one of the largest fireworks shows in the state takes place here, so expect traffic jams around the park after the show and heavy car and foot traffic before.
  • Pioneer Park, on 300 West and 400 South, is home to the outdoor Farmer's Market [26] on Saturdays from June to October.^ The tornado produced F0 wind damage at 12:41 PM from about 400-500 South/Navajo (1340 West) to about 300 South/Goshen (1040 West).
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    ^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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    ^ A vehicle parked on 300 South had the rear window blown out.
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    The market is very popular and safe, but the park has a large homeless population and should be avoided at night for safety reasons.
  • Gilgal Sculpture Garden [27], with a small but very unique collection of sculpture
  • Memory Grove [28], featuring several memorials and a meditation chapel
  • Lindsay Gardens, a park in the city's first neighborhood that lies next to a large cemetery. Often serene, the park offers spectacular views of the valley.

Do

Outdoor recreation

.Salt Lake City is a major hub for recreational activities of startling variety.^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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.Summer activities, such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, rock-climbing, fishing, boating, etc are also popular, as the mountains around Salt Lake City provide outdoor opportunities of all kinds.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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.A 10 to 15 minute drive provides access to dozens of canyon trails for hiking and mountain biking.^ It developed about 2:16 PM, near the Kennecott Mines on the Oquirrh Mountains, and lasted about 15 minutes as it moved eastward into West Kearns.
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Red Butte Gardens and the surrounding area, and City Creek Canyon are popular with locals. In addition, SLC is a 5-hour drive away from the major national parks and unique, striking desert sandstone terrain of Southern Utah.
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  • Great Salt Lake - shallow, salty lake in northwestern portion of state northwest of Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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    ^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    .The Great Salt Lake Marina, operated as a state park, Great Salt Lake State Park and Marina [29]is located on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, 16 miles west of Salt Lake City along Interstate 80. The Great Salt Lake Marina has 300 slips and is available for year-round boating on the lake that never freezes.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ The Mormon Church's endorsement of a Salt Lake City anti-discrimination ordinance that would protect gays and lesbians in matters of housing and employment has caused one of the state's biggest homophobes to ease in his positions on statewide rights for gays .
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    ^ Tornado, north of Magna, Salt Lake County August 16, 1990, 1410 MST, 40 44'N, 112 06'W A tornado was sighted along Interstate 80 in Magna by a motorist.
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    Few power boats frequent the lake which makes this large lake with beautiful vistas and expansive night skies an excellent sailing location. .The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club [30] organizes sailboat races which occur all summer.^ Waterspout, Great Salt Lake, Weber County September 30, 1986, 1220 MST, 41 10'N, 112 25'W A short-lived waterspout touched the water of the Great Salt Lake in Weber County several times before dissipating.
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    ^ As this happened, thunderstorms began to form over the Oquirrhs in the Herriman area and over the south end of the Great Salt Lake/north end of the Oquirrhs in the Magna area.
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    ^ A major power outage occurred in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, Capitol area and portions of the Avenues.
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    .The Great Salt Lake is also one of the largest bird refuges in the West, and is home to a large pelican colony on the cliffs of Antelope Island.^ One home sustained damage to roof shingles, a large portion of wooden fencing, and two sheds.
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    ^ Tornado, 6 miles SW of West Point, Davis County August 3, 2005 1930 MST, 41 06'N, 112 18'W A small tornado touched down over the Great Salt Lake between Antelope Island and West Point.
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    ^ Waterspout, Great Salt Lake, Davis County November 26, 1989, 1300 MST, 40 53'N, 112 04'W Several people saw a waterspout about 10 miles west of Bountiful over the Great Salt Lake.
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    Antelope Island is a state park and offers a herd of bison, hiking and bird watching.
There are several world class ski resorts accessible within minutes of SLC. Ski Areas in both of the Cottonwood Canyons are served by UTA buses. Park City, the main venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics, is a 40 minute drive up Parley's Canyon. They are famous for the light, fluffy snowfalls caused by the low humidity and the dreaded lake-effect. In addition, some of the heaviest snowfall in the nation occurs in the Wasatch Mountains.
  • Brighton, Big Cottonwood Canyon, [31]. Within 20 minutes of downtown.
  • Solitude, Big Cottonwood Canyon, [32]. 20 minutes from downtown.
  • Snowbird, Little Cottonwood Canyon, [33]. This scenic resort is within 30 minutes of Downtown S.L.C.
  • Alta, Little Cottonwood Canyon, [34]. This resort is also within 30 minutes of Downtown. This resort does NOT allow snowboarding.
  • Park City Resort, [35].
  • The Canyons, in Park City, [36]. .About 40 minutes from Salt Lake.
  • Deer Valley, in Park City, [37].^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ It was captured on video tape by Scott Draper of Salt Lake City.
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    ^ Tornado, West Valley City, Salt Lake County May 8, 1998, 1515 MST, 40 43'N, 112 01'W At about 4:15 PM, a weak tornado (rated FO) was reported in West Valley City.
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    .About 40 minutes from Salt Lake.^ Tornado, Midvale, Salt Lake County July 8, 1989, 1615 MST, 40 36'N, 111 54'W Strong microburst winds and a tornado hit the Midvale area just west of 1-15 at about 7200 South.
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    ^ Tornado, North Salt Lake, Davis County June 2, 1993, 1620 MST, 40 50'N, 111 55'W A tornado was spawned by a thunderstorm cell at about 5:20 PM at the Center Street Park in North Salt Lake.
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    ^ Waterspout, Great Salt Lake, Davis County November 26, 1989, 1300 MST, 40 53'N, 112 04'W Several people saw a waterspout about 10 miles west of Bountiful over the Great Salt Lake.
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    No snowboarding.
  • Utah's main professional sports team is the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). .Utah's fans are known as being raucous and their home court of EnergySolutions Arena is considered one of the most difficult places to play in the entire NBA. The NBA season lasts from November through mid-April; the playoffs can last as long as early June.^ "Several tricks were played by the cyclone," including one woman who had "placed into a large cedar chest some baby clothes she had just ironed.
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    .It is directly accessible from the TRAX light rail system and service is often increased for games.
  • Real Salt Lake (pronounced ree-awl like in Real Madrid as opposed to the English word real) is a member of Major League Soccer (MLS) and plays their home games at Rio Tinto Stadium in nearby Sandy.^ A major power outage occurred in the downtown area of Salt Lake City, Capitol area and portions of the Avenues.
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    ^ National Weather Service - NWS Salt Lake City .
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    ^ National Weather Service Forecast Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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    It is also directly accessible from TRAX. The season lasts from March through October, with the playoffs lasting into November. They are a fairly new team, having only been established in 2005.
  • The Utah Blaze are part of the Arena Football League (AFL), a fast-paced, indoor version of American football. They play their home games at EnergySolutions Arena. .However, due to the financial difficulties of the AFL, the league has suspended play for the 2009 season and the future of the franchise may be in jeopardy.
  • Utah also has two minor-league teams - the Salt Lake Bees minor-league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League who play their home games at Spring Mobile Ballpark south of downtown (which is served directly by TRAX) and the Salt Lake Grizzlies minor-league hockey team of the ECHL, who play their home games at the E Center in West Valley City (which will soon be served by a TRAX station as well).
  • Downtown Salt Lake City is home to at least 20 art galleries and antiques shops.^ Tornado, Holladay, Salt Lake County May 25, 2000 1720 MST, 40 39'N, 111 50'W Around 6:20 PM, a small tornado (F0) was observed in the Holladay area with a funnel cloud and possible touchdown earlier in West Jordan and Murray.
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    ^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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    A free downtown Gallery Stroll [38] is organized on the third Friday of every month. A "gallery row" of sorts is near 300 South and 200 East.
  • The Ballet West Ballet Company [39] perform regularly at Capitol Theater downtown.
  • The Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company [40] perform contemporary dance at the Rose Wagner theater, also downtown.
  • The Utah Symphony / Utah Opera collaborative [41] perform at both Capitol Theater and Abravanel Hall.
.Salt Lake City has always had a love affair with live theater, and several historic buildings were playhouses in the 1930s.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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Two professional companies maintain a full performance season:
  • Pioneer Theatre Company [42], who perform at the Pioneer Theatre on the University of Utah campus.
  • Salt Lake Acting Company [43], whose theater is north of downtown
There is an active improv comedy community [44], including several standing weekly or monthly performances. .Salt Lake City is also home to Wise Guys Comedy Club, which features touring stand up comedians.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado, August 11, 1999 .
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Kingsbury Hall, on the University of Utah Campus, features touring national plays, musicals, and other special performances. Red Butte Gardens [45] has a popular summer concert series in their amphitheater. The state-run event calendar Now Playing Utah lists touring acts and special events [46].
.Movies are a passion for Salt Lakers, as Utah has served as the backdrop to many Hollywood blockbusters and Salt Lake is home to many film festivals (sure, you've heard of Sundance, but there are many more).^ There have probably been more tornadoes and waterspouts in Utah than the following statistics and accounts indicate.
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^ Many windows were broken, and communication facilities between Salt Lake City and Ogden were partly disrupted 5 to 10 minutes.
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^ The Salt Lake morning sounding indicated some vertical shearing of the winds (differences in wind speeds) along with the jet-stream over northern Utah.
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.The Salt Lake Film Society [47] runs two movie theaters showing only independent and foreign films, and special screenings of classic films.^ The tornado destroyed the movie screen at the Motor Vu Drive-In Theater and turned over a trailer.
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They also provide screenings for the Sundance Film Festival in January. .The Tower Theatre on 876 East 900 South was built in 1921 and is the oldest Salt Lake theater still in operation.^ Waterspout, Great Salt Lake, Tooele County June 26, 1985, 0530 MST, 40 42'N, 112 10'W A waterspout formed over the south end of the Great Salt Lake in Tooele County and could be seen 20 miles to the east.
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^ As this happened, thunderstorms began to form over the Oquirrhs in the Herriman area and over the south end of the Great Salt Lake/north end of the Oquirrhs in the Magna area.
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The Broadway Centre Cinemas on 300 South and 111 East are within walking distance of downtown hotels.
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  • Granite Peaks Lifelong Learning [48] is part of the Granite School District in Salt Lake City and offers a wide variety of courses for serious education or for fun at a reasonable price.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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    ^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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    English as a second language, GED Prep and Food Handler's Permit classes are available, as well as a few Spanish-language courses. .For those of you looking for something more fun, sign up for wine tasting, pottery or even ghost hunting!
  • The Univeristy of Utah Continuing Education Department [49] also offers classes on art, finance, foreign languages and a variety of specialty subjects.
  • Family History Library, 35 North West Temple Street (across West Temple Street from the Assembly Hall), +1 801 240-2331, [50].^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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    ^ Webmaster US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Salt Lake City Weather Forecast Office 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Tel: (801) 524-5133 .
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    ^ As he started down the driveway, he heard a tremendous roar like a train and looked down the street to the west where he saw debris coming towards him.
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    M 7:30AM-5PM, Tu-Sa 7:30AM-10PM. Search your family tree and study genealogy at the largest genealogy library in the world. Free.  edit

Work

For many years, Utah has experienced a very low unemployment rate, however wages are less than the national average and have not kept up with the steady rise in housing and food costs.
Utah is an "employment at will" state where it is legal to fire an employee for any reason. In Utah, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) frequently does not include equality for homosexuals. The best employment and job security is with larger national companies which have an active policy of non-discrimination.
  • Every city has a Main Street, and Salt Lake is no exception. This revitalized area is home to many ethnic restaurants, specialty shops, and was recently the location of Crossroads Mall and ZCMI Mall. The two malls have been closed down and are in the process of being demolished, in addition to several other buildings on the two blocks, to make way for the mixed-use City Creek Center, which is expected to open in 2011 and feature a new major shopping area for the city (complete with a skybridge over Main Street). Notable among Main Street stores is Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore, a local new and used book emporium. Note that construction will be ongoing on the two blocks bordering Main Street between 100 South and South Temple to make way for the new shopping center.
  • Salt Lake's Gateway Mall, 90 South 400 West. Hours: M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su 12PM-6PM. A new development built in anticipation of the 2002 Winter Olympics. It was built on the site of the old Union and Rio Grande railway stations, and incorporates the Union building in its structure. Many national (and several local) mall stores can be found here. Stores include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Barnes & Noble, Victoria's Secret, Brookstone, PacSun, etc. Restaurants include Thaifoon, California Pizza Kitchen, The DoDo, etc. The Gateway is Utah's largest open air shopping district. The area also includes condominiums and office space.
  • Historic Trolley Square, 600 South 700 East. Shop among a nice selection of smaller boutiques along-side well known national chain retailers housed in and around Salt Lake City's former streetcar & trolley barns. Come visit the historic trolley square and enjoy its unique flavor of restaurants, boutique shops and services. Take in a movie or, one of the many every-changing events going on in-and-around the square.
  • Salt Lake's 9th & 9th, 900 South 900 East. Hours vary by store. This small eclectic neighborhood is a frequent hang out for University Students and the more diverse residents of the city. There are several coffee shops in the area, including Starbucks, the Coffee Garden and Cafe Expresso. Eat at one of the trendy and fun restaurants including Barbacoa and Great Harvest Bread Company. Be sure to visit the less-than-reverent Cahoots Cards and Gifts. Catch a movie or rent a video from the Tower Theatre, the home of Utah's alternative theatre for foreign, underground and Sundance Film Festival releases. .Visit Contender Bicycles before setting out on a bicycle tour of Salt Lake City.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ The Salt Lake Tribune reports on the addition of Scott Penfold, an openly gay man, to the City Council : .
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    ^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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    This is an excellent starting and stopping point and is central to the Harvard/Yale neighborhood, Liberty Park, the University of Utah and downtown. Other shopping includes: Charlottes, The Square Nest-House to Home, Western Rivers Flyfisher (offering guided fly fishing tours in Utah), Chameleon Artwear, Hip and Humble, Koo De Ker, Gypsy Moon, Moroz Violins, Mutual Beauty Supply, The Country Homes Antiques, Children's Hour, Floribunda, The Yuppie Puppy and The Vug Rock and Gem Jeweler.

Eat

Fry sauce is a Utah specialty. What is it? Fry sauce is a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise (and other seasonings depending on what restaurant is making it) eaten on French fries. Fry sauce was created many years ago by the local fast food restaurant Arctic Circle and has since spread to the rest of Utah, as well as eastern Idaho. Almost any local (and many chain) restaurants will serve this tasty pink concoction. For more on Arctic Circle locations see: Arctic Circle Restaurants [51]
The local newspaper, City Weekly, has a comprehensive restaurant list on their website, including reviews (see "Cope").
  • Bambara, 202 South Main St. (Inside the Hotel Monaco), (801)-363-5454, [52]. M-F 7AM-10PM Sa-Su 8AM-11AM 5:30PM-10PM. Upscale dining serving New American type food. Eclectic décor, excellent service, a great bar and outstanding food make this worth the splurge. $20-$35.  edit
  • Blue Plate Diner, 2041 South 2100 East, (801)-463-1151, [53]. Su-Th 7AM-9PM F-Sa 7AM-10PM. Great breakfasts, funky décor, a great patio and reasonable prices bring the locals to this diner. Unlike most diners, they have plenty of vegetarian options. Expect a wait on weekend mornings.  edit
  • Brewvies cinema pub, 677 South 200 West, has a two movie theaters showing current movies. You can eat in the theaters and in the pub area (which includes pool tables). There are often special movie events and limited release showings. [54]
  • Cafe Trio, 680 South 900 East. M-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-10:30PM. Great flatbread, pizzas and pastas with a good selection of wine. Nice ambiance.
  • Cedars of Lebanon, 152 East 200 South, serves Moroccan and Lebanese food, and middle eastern dancers on weekends. [55]
  • Ichiban Sushi, 336 South 400 East. Daily 4PM-10PM. Sushi restaurant in a converted lutheran church.
  • I Love Sushi, 368 South State Street, [56]. Lunch: M-Sa 11AM-2:30PM; Dinner: M-Th 5PM-9:30PM, F,Sa 5AM-10PM. Great family run Sushi joint, less atmosphere than Ichiban, but more consistent on being good. The 007 roll is a great thing to try there.
  • Lamb's Cafe in the heart of downtown (on Main Street) is the oldest restaurant in the city (since 1919!) and serves Greek/classic diner food.[57]
  • Market Street Grill, 48 West Market Street, [58]. Breakfast: M-F 6:30AM-11AM; Sa 7AM-12PM; Su Brunch (Special Menu) 9AM-3PM. Lunch: M-F 11AM-3PM; Sat 12PM-3PM. Dinner: M-T 5PM-10PM; F 5PM-11PM; Sa 4PM-11PM; Su 4PM-9:30PM. Voted best breakfast in Salt Lake City, very good seafood restaurant.
  • Mazza, 1515 South 1500 East. 912 East 900 South. [59] M-Sa 11AM-9PM. Excellent Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food with plenty of vegan options along with a good supply of meat.
  • Moochie's Meatballs and More!, 232 East 800 South. M-Th 11AM-7PM, F,Sa 11AM-9PM. Great Italian food with an emphasis on Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.
  • The Pie Pizzeria, 1320 East 200 South, (801)-582-0193, [60]. M-Th 11AM-1AM F-Sa 11AM-3AM Su Noon-11PM. This Utah institution is in a dark but cozy basement right next to the University, and the walls are covered with the graffiti of patrons from the last twenty years. They serve salads and subs, but they’re famous for their giant and thickly loaded pizzas. Beer available. $6-$20.  edit
  • The Red Iguana, 736 West North Temple. +1 801 322-1489. [61] M-Th 11AM-10PM, F 11AM-11PM, Sa 10AM-11PM, Su 10AM-9PM. This great Mexican restaurant is famous for its incredible moles. Consistently ranked among the best restaruants in the valley, it can get very crowded on weekend nights. $10-$20
  • Red Rock Brewing Company, 254 South 200 West, (801)-521-7446, [62]. F-Sa 11AM-Midnight Su-Th 11AM-11PM (Tavern open later). Excellent food, killer appetizers and even better beer. Try the French Onion Steak Sandwich or the Almond Crusted Trout. Winner of Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the 2007 Great American Brew Festival. $10-$25.  edit
  • Ruth's Diner is in Emigration Canyon [63]. Ruth's has a creek side patio and spectacular views of the canyon from a train car. The diner first opened in the 1930s, and is famous for "mile high" biscuits. Everything on the menu is good. Sunday brunch is typically very very busy.
  • Siegfried's Delicatessen, 20 West 200 South, is the city's most authentic German deli.
  • Spencer's for Steaks and Chops, 255 South West Temple, +1 801 238-4748, [64]. 11AM-2PM lunch and 5PM-11PM dinner. A steakhouse restaurant. .Voted Best Steak in the city by Salt Lake Magazine.  edit
  • Squatter's, 147 West Broadway.^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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    ^ Christine Johnson (D-Salt Lake City) has announced that she's carrying a baby for a gay male couple : .
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    ^ 'I want Salt Lake City government to see a city of neighborhoods,' he says.
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    M-Th 11AM-12AM, F 11AM-1AM, Sa 10:30AM-1AM, Su 10:30AM-12AM. Tasty local brewpub. Nice patio.
  • Training Table. They are approximately everywhere over the city. A good restaurant with fry sauce. Try their BLT.
  • The Bayou, 645 S. State St., (801)-961-8400, [65]. M-F 11AM-1AM, Sa-Su 5PM-1AM. A beer lover's paradise, The Bayou is home to 240 different kinds of beer from all over the world, with about 30 on tap. They also serve excellent creole food and feature live music most nights.  edit

Utah liquor laws

Utah's liquor laws are known as one of the more peculiar things about the state. Liquor is sold only in state-owned stores which can cost more than in other states - but are neat, clean and always well stocked. In fact, the wine stores are brimming with a surprising selection of wines. "Near-beer" (3.2% alcohol by weight/4% alcohol by volume, as opposed to the standard 4-5% alcohol by volume) replaces the usual brew, which is available in stores and restaurants. "Full strength," or, "Strong Beer," is available in bars and liquor stores. Also, state law prohibits the serving of more than 1.5 ounces of alcohol as the primary liquor in a mixed drink. This used to be circumvented with the purchase of a "sidecar" (a separate shot of liquor), but the laws have recently been amended. Secondary alcoholic flavorings may then be added to a mixed drink as the recipe requires.
Although liquor laws in Utah are more strict, they are not impossible. There are several kinds of establishments to know about:
  • Private club. Utah has recently changed its liquor laws and Private clubs are no more.
  • Tavern. A tavern is a bar that serves only beer and requires no "membership".
  • Restaurants. Many restaurants serve beer as well as hard liquor. No "membership" is required, but you must order food. You cannot order more than one drink (per person) at a time.
  • State Wine Store. There are approximately 10 state run wine stores [66] in Salt Lake City. One State Wine Store is located near downtown Salt Lake City (205 W 400 S; off-street parking). The wine prices vary significantly, but the store must sell the wine for at least 67% above cost (beer 75% above cost) plus state taxes. You cannot buy wine openers at the wine stores, so bring your own or be prepared to buy one somewhere else. The selection of wine is fairly large, but the selection of spirits is quite small and centered around "premium" spirits. There is also no case discount available.
  • Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main Street, (801) 258-6000, [67].
  • Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 South West Temple (Take I-80 east . Exit at 600 South. Follow 600 South to West Temple.(4 lights) Turn left on West Temple Hotel is 3 1/2 blocks on right), [68]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 12PM.  edit
  • Hotel Monaco, 15 West 200 South, (801) 595-0000, [69]. A classy high rise with gorgeous rooms. It is primarily a business hotel (although it is just as comfortable as a typical luxury hotel), so look for discounts on the weekend.
  • Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, (801)581-1000, [70].
  • Metropolitan Inn, 524 South West Temple, +1 801-531-7100, [71].  edit
  • Microtel Inn & Suites Airport, 61 North Tommy Tompson Road, Tel: (801) 236-2800, [72].
  • Quality Inn Airport, 1659 West North Temple, 801-533-9000, [73].  edit
  • Sheraton Hotel, 150 West 500 South, (801)401-2000. [74]. Four blocks from LDS Temple Square.
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Airport, 4955 Wiley Post Way, 801-532-6633, [75].  edit
  • The Avenues Hostel, 107 North F Street, +1 801 359-3855, toll free +1 877 467-8351, [76]. Beds start at $14 per night.
  • Camelot Guest House, 556 South 500 East, +1 801 688-6196, [77]. Beds start at $23 per night for one person or $34 per night for two.
  • Camelot Hostel, 165 West 800 South, +1 801 688-6196, [78]. Beds start at $18-23 per night for one person or $34 per night for two.
  • International UTE Hostel, 21 East Kelsey Ave, +1 801 595-1645, [79]. Beds start at $20 per night, private rooms at $45 per night. Free organic breakfast, free soup for supper. Wifi. Parking. The place for "joyful dance"!
  • Jefferson Guest House, 802 South Jefferson Street, +1 801 688-6196, [80]. Beds start at $23 per night for one person or $34 per night for two.
  • Utah International Hostel, 50 South 800 West, +1 801 359-4525, [81].

Stay safe

Crime: Compared to other major cities in the nation, Salt Lake City has relatively low violent crime rates but relatively high rates of property crime. Pioneer Park and the nearby homeless shelter is a popular hangout for drug dealers and should probably be avoided at night. The west-central and northwest areas of the valley tends to have more crime and gang-related activity. As in any other case, basic tips go a long way. Also, try to avoid the Rose Park and Glendale area at night.
Weather: The weather is generally mild and has few extreme weather events. It can become fairly hot during the summer, but humidity levels are low, while winter can see the occasional major, crippling snowstorm. A temperature inversion, where cold heavy air locks warm light air in the valley, are frequent in the winter months and can last for several weeks. During an inversion, the valleys quickly fill up with dense smog that leads to unhealthy air quality and becomes a hazard for those with asthma or other respiratory problems. Stenuous outdoor activity should be avoided during an inversion. Inversions only occur in the valleys and none of Utah's ski resorts experience temperature inversions.
Salt Lake City Main Library
Salt Lake City Main Library
Free wi fi access is available throughout the Downtown area and provided by many local restaurants and hotels.
The Salt Lake City Main Library [82] at 210 East 400 South in Downtown (+1 801 524-8200, open M-Th 9AM-9PM, F-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 1PM-5PM) has computers available for use. Visitors without a library card can use the express computers on the first floor or the free wireless. There are also five branch libraries - for these, visitors can register for an Internet Access Card (bring your picture ID); there is no wireless access at the branch libraries yet.
  • Salt Lake Tribune, [83]. The Trib is the main Salt Lake daily newspaper
  • Deseret Morning News, [84]. Another major newspaper in the city - this one tends to be slightly more biased towards the LDS Church but is otherwise a traditional newspaper
  • In Utah This Week, [85]. Weekly paper covering current and upcoming entertainment events.
  • Salt Lake City Weekly, [86]. Salt Lake's answer to the Village Voice, the Weekly is a paper covering music, theatre, arts, and current events.
  • Salt Lake Underground, [87]. SLUG is a monthly music magazine.
  • Kennecott Copper Mine is located about thirty miles southwest of Salt Lake City, and is one of the largest open-pit copper mines in the world.
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

.SALT LAKE CITY, the capital city of Utah and the county-seat of Salt Lake county, in the N.W. part of Utah, immediately E. of the Jordan river in the Salt Lake Valley, near the base of the Wasatch mountains, at an altitude of about 4350 ft., about 11 m.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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^ Find Salt Lake City tutors near you!
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.S.E. of the Great Salt Lake, about 710 m.^ Waterspouts over Great Salt Lake .
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^ Gallery Stroll Gallery Stroll : Dotting over a dozen galleries and cafes throughout the city, Gallery Stoll is a great walkable way to access the best local art in Salt Lake.
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^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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W. by N. of Denver and about 930 m. E. of San Francisco. Pop. (1860) 8236; (1900) 53,531; (1910 census) 92,777. Area, 51 25 sq. m. Of the total population in 1900, 12,7 4 1 (nearly one-fourth) were foreign-born, including 5157 English,' 1687 Swedes, 965 Danes, 963 Germans and 9 12 Scotch; 35,152 were of foreign-parentage (one or the other parent foreign-born); 278 were negroes, 214 Chinese, 22 Japanese. .Salt Lake City is served by the Denver & Rio Grande, the Union Pacific, the Western Pacific, the Oregon Short Line, and the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake railways; it is also a terminus of shorter roads to Ogden, to Los Angeles and to Mercur, a mining town in the Oquirrh mountains 1 The early Mormon missions in England were very successful, and many of the leaders of the church and those otherwise prominent in Salt Lake City have been of English birth.^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Get away from it all or stay right in the middle of the action-either way, w e've got you covered with low rates and cheap hotels in Salt Lake City.
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^ Need to hire an experienced Salt Lake City nanny, babysitter, in home health care companion, pet sitter or housekeeper?
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.(S. of Great Salt Lake) whose ores are reduced by the cyanide process.^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ We’re in the process of moving to Salt Lake.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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.The Oregon Short Line and the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake have a union railway station (5909), and the Denver & Rio Grande and the Western Pacific also have a large union railway station (1910).^ There are over fourteen ski resorts within a short distance of Salt Lake.
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The street railway system is excellent; electric cars were introduced in 1889; and the street railways were reorganized by E. H. Harriman, who bought a controlling interest in them.
.The situation of the city is striking, with views of mountains and of the Great Salt Lake, and the climate is dry and salubrious.^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Find Salt Lake City dog walking services near you!
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.The city is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (see Mormons).^ The tornado then struck near the South Bountiful Ward meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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The streets are laid out, according to the plan of Brigham Young, with city blocks of io acres each (660 ft. sq.) and streets 132 ft. wide, and well shaded with trees planted along irrigating ditches, fed by mountain streams. .Brigham (or South Temple) Street is a fine boulevard running 3 m.^ One more resaurant – Pat’s BBQ on an off street by 2100 south and west temple ish area.
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from the Temple to Fort Douglas. .Most of the streets are numbered and named "East" or "West," "North" or "South," from their direction from the centre of the city, the Temple Block.^ Webmaster US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Salt Lake City Weather Forecast Office 2242 West North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 Tel: (801) 524-5133 .
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^ South 3000 East, Salt Lake City , UT USA 84121 .
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^ South State Street, Salt Lake City , UT USA 84111 .
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.State Street is the official name of First East Street; and East Temple Street is called Main, and South Temple Street (east of the Temple block) is called Brigham.^ The funnel cloud appeared to have begun descending about one block west of Main Street near 300 South and 100 West streets.
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^ Looking to the east on North Temple Street...just west of Redwood Road .
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^ For huge list of imorted beers go to Bayou(retaurant/bar) on State street and 7th or 8th south or Beer Hive (bar) Main Street and around 2nd south.
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.The only developed parks are Pioneer and City Hall, both small, and Liberty Park (I io acres), in which Brigham Young built a grist mill in 1852 and which was bought from his estate by the city in 1880. There are bathing parks on the shores of Great Salt Lake, 11 -15 m.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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W. of the city - the best known being Saltair, which has a Moorish pavilion; and 5 m. S. is Wandamere (formerly Calder's) Park (64 acres). .Three miles E. of the city is Fort Douglas, established as Camp Douglas in 1862 by Colonel P. Edward Connor (1820-1891), afterwards prominently connected with the development of the mineral resources of Utah; the fort overlooks the city, being more than 4900 ft.^ However, Utah tornadoes are usually smaller in size--often no more than 60 feet wide (at the base)--with a path length usually less than a mile and a life span of only a few seconds to a few minutes.
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^ There have probably been more tornadoes and waterspouts in Utah than the following statistics and accounts indicate.
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^ Sheets of corrugated iron that had covered the coops were blown high into the air and carried more than three-quarters of a mile where they were scattered over the fields."
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above sea-level. In the city there are medicinal and thermal springs, and water at a temperature of 98104° F. is piped to a large bath-house (1850) in the N. part of the city. .The most prominent buildings are those of the Church of LatterDay Saints, particularly, in Temple Square, the Temple, Tabernacle, and Assembly Hall.^ Temple Square Temple Square : As the world headquarters of the LDS church, Temple Square is a unique experience.
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.The great Mormon Temple (1853-1893) has grey granite walls 6 ft.^ Beautiful architectural and landscaping details (the temple was built by Mormon pioneers and took over 50 years) make this a great place to take a walk and explore.
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thick, is 99 X 186 ft., and has six spires, the highest (220 ft.) having a copper statue of the angel Moroni. The elliptical Tabernacle (5870) has a rounded, turtle-shell shaped roof, unsupported by pillars or beams, seats nearly 10,000, and has a large pipe organ (5000 pipes). The Assemby Hall (1880), also of granite, has an auditorium which seats about 2500. In 1909 a bishopric building, with many of the business offices of the church, was built. .Other buildings connected with the history of the Mormon church are three residences of Brigham Young, called the Lion House, the Beehive (the beehive is the symbol of the industry of the Mormon settlers in the desert and appears on the state seal), and the Amelia Palace or Gardo House (1877), which is now privately owned and houses an excellent private art gallery.^ It was the most destructive tornado in Utah's history, and awakened the entire state's population to the fact that the Beehive State does experience tornadoes.
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^ Damage was done to residences, farm buildings, and other various structures.
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Three blocks E. of the Temple is St Mary's, the Roman Catholic cathedral (1909, 100 -200 ft.; with two towers 175 ft. high). Other large churches are: St Mark's Cathedral (1869, Protestant Episcopal) and the First Presbyterian Church (1909). .There is a large city and county building (1894), built of rough grey sandstone from Utah county; it has a dome on the top of which is a statue of Columbia; over its entrances are statues of Commerce, Liberty and Justice; its balconies command views of the neighbouring country and of the Great Salt Lake; the interior is decorated with Utah onyx.^ Salt Lake City is Utah’s capitol and truly the heart of the state.
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^ Not just for adults, Salt Lake City is also great for children.
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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.Other buildings are: the Federal building; the City Public Library (1905), one block E. of Temple Block, which housed in 1910 about 40,000 volumes; the Packard Library, and several business buildings.^ For books one *must* go to Sam Wellers (on Main) and The King’s English (15th and 15th) and, of course, the Salt Lake City Public Library.
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^ Damages to other buildings included: "One third of the roof of a new barn, 40 feet square, was torn off and blown more than 200 yards away into the neighboring fields."
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^ Tornado, northwest of Dugway Proving Grounds, Tooele County May 22, 1968, 1115 MST, 40 27'N, 113 03'W One of several funnel clouds touching the ground to become a tornado about 20 miles northwest of Dugway Proving Grounds, Tooele County.
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.Typical of the city is the great building of the Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution, a concern established by Brigham Young in 1868 - there are several large factories connected with it, and its annual sales average more than $5,000,000. A monument to Brigham Young and the Utah Pioneers, crowned by a statue of Brigham Young, by C. E. Dallin, was unveiled in 1897, at the intersection of Main and Brigham Streets.^ There were no injuries but more than $15,000 in damage was tallied.
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^ There have probably been more tornadoes and waterspouts in Utah than the following statistics and accounts indicate.
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^ The tornado moved NE across Main Street and between the Fire Department and the Central Utah Counseling Center.
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The city has numerous hospitals and charities, and there is a state penitentiary here. Near the city is the Judge Miner's Home and Hospital (Roman Catholic), a memorial to John Judge, a successful Utah miner.
.Salt Lake City has a good public school system In the city is the University of Utah, chartered in 1850 as the University of the state of Deseret and opened in November 1850; it was practically discontinued from 1851 until 1867, and then was scarcely more than a business college until 1869; its charter was amended in 5884 and a new charter was issued in 1894, when the present style of the corporation was assumed; in 1894 60 acres from the Fort Douglas reservation were secured for the campus.^ Salt Lake City is Utah’s capitol and truly the heart of the state.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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^ Utah's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates: Logan, UT-ID Ogden-Clearfield, UT Provo-Orem, UT St. George, UT Salt Lake City, UT Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area West Central Utah nonmetropolitan area South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area .
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In1909-1910the university consisted of a school of arts and sciences, a state school of mines (1901), a normal school, and a preparatory department. .Other institutions of learning are: the Latter-Day Saints University (1887) and the Latter-Day Saints High School, St Mary's Academy (1875; under the Roman Catholic Sisters of the Holy Cross), All Hallows College (1886; Roman Catholic), Gordon Academy (1870; Congregational),Rowland Hall Academy (1880; Protestant Episcopal) and Westminster College (1897; Presbyterian).^ The tornado then struck near the South Bountiful Ward meeting house of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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There is a state Art Institute, which gives an annual exhibition, provides for a course of public lectures on art, and houses in its building the state art collection. .The city has always been interested in music and the drama: the regular choir of 500 voices of the Mormon Tabernacle (organized in 1890) is one of the best choruses in the country, and closely connected with its development are the Symphony Orchestra and the Salt Lake Choral Society.^ YEAH! Salt Lake City is the best people.
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^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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.Brigham Young was an admirer of the drama, and the Salt Lake Theatre (1862) has had a brilliant history.^ Capitol Theatre - UT Salt Lake City, UT .
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There is a Young Men's Christian Association (organized in 1890). The principal clubs are the Alta, University, Commercial, Country, and Women's. There are a Masonic Temple and buildings of the Elks and Odd Fellows.
.Salt Lake City is the great business centre of Utah and one of the main shipping points of the West for agricultural products, live stock (especially sheep), precious metals and coal; and the excellent railway facilities contribute greatly to the commercial importance of the city.^ Salt Lake City is the best kept secret in the West.
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^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Salt Lake City is Utah’s capitol and truly the heart of the state.
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.In 1905 the value of the factory products was $7,543,983, being 76.3% more than in 1900 and being nearly one-fifth of the total value of the factory products of all Utah.^ There have probably been more tornadoes and waterspouts in Utah than the following statistics and accounts indicate.
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^ The tornado lasted ten minutes and killed one person, injured more than 80 people, and caused more than $170 million in damages.
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^ Preliminary damage estimates total more than $100,000.
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There are three large steam-car repair shops in the city. Among the more valuable manufactures are: newspapers, books, &c. ($924,495 in 1905), malt liquors, confectionery, flour, foundry and machine-shop products, dairy products, salt, knit goods, mattresses, sugar, cement, &c. Electricity is largely used in the newer factories, the power being derived from Ogden river, near Ogden, about 35 m. away, and from cataracts in Cottonwood canyon and other canyons.
The city is governed under a charter of 1851. The government is in the hands of a mayor, elected for two years, and of a unicameral municipal council, consisting of 15 members, elected from the five wards of the city for two years or for four years. The municipality owns the water works. In 1909 the assessed valuation, real and personal, was $52,180,789; the tax levy was $677,411; and the city debt was $4,399,4 00 (exclusive of $1,528,000, the bonded indebtedness of the city schools).
The history of the city is largely that of the Mormons and in its earlier years that of Utah (q.v.). .The Mormons first came here in 1847; an advance party led by Orson Pratt and Erastus Snow entered the Salt Lake Valley on the 22nd of July.^ Here are some accounts of the tornado that were taken from articles that appeared in the Deseret News shortly after the event took place: "The party which left [Salt Lake City] Saturday morning was composed of [16 people]....
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^ In advance, warm breezy southerly winds blew over the Salt Lake Valley.
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^ Cafe D’Bolla Café D’Bolla : Cafe D’bolla is Salt Lake’s first artisan micro roaster and siphon bar.
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.President Brigham Young upon his arrival on the 24th approved of the site, saying that he had seen it before in a vision; on the 28th of July he chose the site for the temple.^ 'It was a terrible sight,' says Mr. Jennings, 'one I had never seen before and never wish to see again.'"
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.In August the city was named "the City of the Great Salt Lake," and this name was used until 1868 when the adjective was dropped by legislative act.^ (August 11, 1999, Salt Lake City) .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado - August 11, 1999 .
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^ Salt Lake City Tornado, August 11, 1999 .
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In the autumn the major body of the pioneers arrived. The first government was purely ecclesiastical, the city being a "stake of Zion" under a president; "Father" Joseph Smith was the first president. .The gold excitement of 1849 and the following years was the source of the city's first prosperity: the Mormons did not attempt to do any mining - Brigham Young counselled them not to abandon agriculture for prospecting - but they made themselves rich by outfitting those of the gold-seekers who went to California overland and who stopped at the City of the Great Salt Lake, the westernmost settlement of any importance.^ I wish I’d had it with me 7 years ago when I was in Salt Lake city!
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^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Not just for adults, Salt Lake City is also great for children.
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On the 4th of March 1849 a convention met here which appointed a committee to draft a constitution; the constitution was immediately adopted, the independent state of Deseret was organized and on the 12th of March the first general election was held. .In 1850 the city had a population of 6000, more than half the total number of inhabitants of the Great Salt Lake Valley, which, as well as the rest of Utah, was largely settled from Salt Lake City.^ What a great guide on Salt Lake!
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^ Salt Lake City is Utah’s capitol and truly the heart of the state.
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^ Not just for adults, Salt Lake City is also great for children.
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.In January 1851 the general assembly of the state of Deseret chartered the city; and the first municipal election was held in April of the same year; the charter was amended in 1865. Immigration from Europe and especially from England was large in the earlier years of the city, beginning in 1848. Salt Lake City was prominently identified with the Mormon church in its struggle with the United States government; in 1858 it was entirely deserted upon the approach of the United States troops.^ I wish I’d had it with me 7 years ago when I was in Salt Lake city!
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^ Salt Lake City (38) .
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^ Great Salt Lake City list.
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.Since the Civil War, the non-Mormon element (locally called "Gentile") has steadily increased in strength, partly because of industrial changes and partly because the city is the natural point of attack on the Mormon church of other denominations, which are comparatively stronger here than elsewhere in Utah.^ I laughed out loud when I read “i’ve been dying to check out utah for years now” because it reminded me of how naive I was 5 years ago before I moved here!
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.See the bibliography under Mormons and under Utah; and particularly E. W. Tullidge, History of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, 1886), the famous descriptions in Captain Stansbury's report (1850), and in R. F. Burton's The City of the Saints (1861), and H. H. Bancroft, History of Utah (San Francisco, 1890).^ West Broadway (300 S), Salt Lake City , UT USA 84101 .
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^ Salt Lake City International Airport.
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^ Find Salt Lake City dog walking services near you!
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.Named after the Great Salt Lake.^ Anybody remember a musician from Salt Lake name Phil Buble aka Spider Blue….
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^ Waterspouts over Great Salt Lake .
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^ Gallery Stroll Gallery Stroll : Dotting over a dozen galleries and cafes throughout the city, Gallery Stoll is a great walkable way to access the best local art in Salt Lake.
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Salt Lake City
Plural
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  1. The capital city of Utah, USA.

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