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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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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Lion House, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Mormon Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - Salt Lake City and Wasatch Mountains from Airplane, Looking East
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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.

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June 9, 1856
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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
News  1876 - Explosion
Four powder magazines, with many tons of powder, exploded at the arsenal at Salt Lake City, on the...Read MORE...

News  1889 - George Q. Cannon announced in Salt Lake City on the 8th that the total Mormon population was 153,911.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 13, 1889
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.

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April 6, 1893
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 ...Read MORE...

News  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 ...Read MORE...

1906
Salt Lake City, capital of Utah and of Salt Lake co., the most important commercial city of the...Read MORE...

News  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...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.

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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.

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June 12, 1983
1999 - Tornado hit Salt Lake City downtown, caused over $100 million dollars of damage

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

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

Ancestors Who Died Here


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

Gereaux
flag  Warren John GEREAUX (18 Sep 1925, Frankfort, Spink, South Dakota, USA - Aug 1997 , Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

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

Johnson
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

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

McDonell
immigrant - Canada to US   Jean Francois Picotte De Bellestre/John D B MCDONELL (27 February 1841, Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada - 10 November 1920, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

Reynolds
flag  Leanora Rosella REYNOLDS (22 February 1854, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, USA - 29 January 1933, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

Rindlisbacher
flag  Marie RINDLISBACHER (20 Apr 1939, Logan, Cache, Utah, USA - Nov 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)

Stevens
flag  Mary Helena STEVENS (11 September 1838, Highgate, Franklin, Vermont, USA - 11 April 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) gravestone

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

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

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


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

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