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About Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City was settled on July 24, 1847 by Brigham Young and a group of Mormon Pioneers. They traveled by wagon train from Nauvoo, Illinois, after having been driven from the state by violent mobs. They came seeking freedom to worship according to their beliefs, and literally left the territory of the United States to find it.

The city was settled in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley. To the east are the towering Wasatch Mountains, to the northwest is the Great Salt Lake. To the south and east the spacious valley extends for many miles. The valley has continually transformed itself since their arrival, from barren wasteland, to fruitful farmland, and now to a busy urban area, home to some 900,000 people. The core of the downtown was recently rebuilt with new shopping centers, offices and residential space, known as the City Creek Center. The city still occupies the northwest corner of the valley, while other cities have sprung up in other parts of the valley.

Salt Lake is a city rich in history and landmarks, none more famous than Temple Square, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Here is located the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Organ, and the remarkable Salt Lake Temple. The University of Utah, originally founded by Brigham Young in 1850, is now an important university, and numerous other colleges are found in the city. The Utah State Capitol building is another important landmark, and also the City and County Building. The Delta Center is an important sports stadium.

Brigham Young mapped out the city within days of his arrival. He had a vision of an industrious people needing plenty of space for family gardens and raising animals. Each city block is one tenth of a mile square and the streets 132 feet wide, “wide enough for a team of four oxen and a covered wagon to turn around.”

For More Information:
See Salt Lake City’s official website, www.slcgov.com, and its tourism-oriented site, www.VisitSaltLake.com. See also Wikipedia’s article on Salt Lake City.

Street Index

1300 South Street
1700 South Street
1910 South Street
2100 South Street
A Street
Almond Street
Apricot Avenue
B Street
Belmont Avenue
Bonneville Blvd.
Bryan Avenue
C Street
Capitol Blvd.
Center Street
Cleveland Avenue
Clinton Avenue
Coatsville Avenue
Columbus Street
Cortez Street
D Street
Desoto Street
Douglas Street
E Street
Eighth East Street
Eighth North Street
Eighth South Street
Eleventh East Street
Elizabeth Street
F Street
Fern Avenue
Fifth East Street
Fifth North Street
Fifth South Street
Fifth West Street
First Avenue
First South Street
Fourth East Street
Fourth North Street
Fourth South Street
Fourth West Street
G Street
Girard Avenue
H Street
Harvard Avenue
Hillside Avenue
I Street
J Street
K Street
Kelsey Avenue
Kensington Avenue
L Street
M Street
Main Street
N Street
Ninth East Street
Ninth South Street
North Temple Street
O Street
P Street
Pugsley Street
Q Street
Quince Street
R Street
Reed Avenue
S Street
Salt Palace
Second Avenue
Second East
Second North Street
Second South Street
Second West Street
Seventh East Street
Seventh North Street
Seventh South Street
Sixth East Street
Sixth North Street
Sixth South Street
Sixth West Street
Social Hall Avenue
South Temple Street
State Street
T Street
Temple Square
Tenth East Street
Beehive House
Conference Center
Lion House
Third East Street
Third North Street
Third South Street
Third West Street
Thirteenth East Street
Twelfth East Street
U Street
University Street
Vine Street
Virginia Street
Wall Street
West Capitol Street
West Temple Street
Williams Avenue
Yale Avenue
Zane Avenue

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