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
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.
historyorb.com June 9, 1856 Added: 3/21/2014 12:50:58 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 11:28:29 AM - 1
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 Added: 4/3/2014 1:00:36 PM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:12:55 AM - 1
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 Added: 2/5/2014 5:27:38 PM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:13:20 AM - 1
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 Added: 4/30/2014 9:41:12 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 8:13:44 AM - 1
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.
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...
1903 - SLEIGH NO MATCH FOR RAILROAD TRAIN - IS KNOCKED OFF THE TRACK AND ONE OF THE PARTY KILLED AND OTHERS HURT (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...
1906 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...
1910 - FIRE IN SALT LAKE HOTEL. GUESTS OF WINDSOR DRIVEN TO STREETS. 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
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 Added: 6/2/2014 8:35:27 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 11:28:53 AM - 1
1999 - Tornado hit Salt Lake City downtown, caused over $100 million dollars of damage
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