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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Where is Salt Lake City, Utah, USA? 

Salt Lake City, is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Utah.

The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and several other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City"—the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868 by the 17th Utah Territorial Legislature.Wikipedia

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1826 - August 22 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
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1847 - July 24 - Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
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News  1856 - June 9 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
June 9, 1856
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Salt Lake City - Travel Thru History

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News  1871 - Growing like a weed
Salt Lake City has gained more than 5,000 inhabitants since the year 1860.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 7, 1871
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News  1876 - Explosion
Four powder magazines, with many tons of powder, exploded at the arsenal at Salt Lake City, on the 6th inst. Six were killed and others hurt. Boulders were thrown in all directions and fell a mile away. The damage to broken glass alone is $50,000.
The Weekly Era
Raleigh, North Carolina
April 13, 1876
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News  1889 - George Q. Cannon announced in Salt Lake City on the 8th that the total Mormon population was 153,911.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
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News  1893 - April 6 – The iconic Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated after 40 years of construction.
April 6, 1893
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1901 - Salt Lake City - The Desert that has Blossomed as the Rose by James Edward Talmage
Long before the first settlement, little more than fifty years ago, of the valley of the Great Salt Lake, strange stories of the briny sea and its desert setting had found their way to the civilized and cultured East; and, mingled with the weird accounts of sun baked plains, waterless wilderness,...Read MORE...

(By Associated Press)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 16. - A large double sleigh containing a party of ten young people was struck by a Rio Grande Western passenger train here early today. The sled was hurled through the air for a hundred feet and demolished. One of the party, MISS PEARL QUALLES, was...Read MORE...

Salt Lake City, capital of Utah and of Salt Lake co., the most important commercial city of the United States be tween Denver and the Pacific coast, is situated at the western foot of the Wasatch Mountains, near the E. bank of the Jordan River, which connects Utah Lake with Great Salt Lake, about...Read MORE...

Flee In Various stages of undress poured out of the new Windsor hotel on Main Street at 5 o'clock this morning under the impression that the building was on fire. It transpired that the smoke with which the hotel was filled came from the basement, used as a storage place by the Stickney Cigar...Read MORE...

1925 - March 24 - KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
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1944 - March 14 - A single storm brought a record 21.6 inches of snow to Salt Lake City UT.

The Weather Channel
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1960 - May 18 - Salt Lake City UT received an inch of snow. It marked their latest measurable snowfall of record.
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News  1983 - June 12 - The state of Utah was besieged by floods and mudslides. Streets in downtown Salt Lake City were sandbagged and turned into rivers of relief. The town of Thistle was completely inundated as a mudslide made a natural dam.

The Weather Channel
June 12, 1983
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1999 - Tornado hit Salt Lake City downtown, caused over $100 million dollars of damage webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ uttimeln.htm
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Dorothy Day McDonell (Nov,18,1906, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - April ,16, 1998, Elk Grove, CA)

flag  Irene Kathryn Weidner (31 October 1913 , Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - 3 June 1994 , Los Angeles, California, USA)

Ancestors Who Died Here

 flag  Daniel Dewey Corbett (16 May 1807, Strong, Maine, USA - 26 June 1892, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

 World War II Soldier flag  Harold Vernon Hoisve (19 November 1910, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - 18 November 1971, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

flag  Delcena Johnson (19 November 1806, Westford, Vermont, USA - 21 October 1854, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
 flag  Ester Melita Johnson (12 January 1828, Pomfret, New York, USA - 15 March 1876, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

flag  Abraham L. Kescel (1861, , New York, USA - 24 March 1888, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

immigrant - Canada to US   Jean Francois Picotte de Bellestre/John D B McDonell (Feb 27 1841, Huntingdon,Quebec, Canada - Nov, 10, 1920, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

  Leanora Rosella Reynolds (Feb 22, 1854, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan - JAN 29, 1933, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

  Mary Helena Stevens (Sept, 11, 1838, Highgate,Franklin, Vermont - April ,11,1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

flag  Elaine Fay Thompson (29 June 1919, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - 15 March 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

immigrant flag  Lillian Worthington (12 September 1898, , Wales (United Kingdom) - 17 August 1997, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Edward Archibald Galbraith (04/12/1854 - 06/17/1928) & Ann Sharp (20 July 1858 - 3 April 1942)
married 8 February 1875

Cemeteries in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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