Salt Lake City
Quoted from Wikipedia:
Lake City is
the capital and
the most populous city of Utah.
The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC.
With an estimated population of 183,171, the
city lies in the Salt
Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total estimated population of
1,130,293. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban
area known as the Wasatch
Front, which has an estimated population of 2,298,915.
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. Although 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), less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper is Mormon
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 was host to the 2002
Winter Olympics and is the industrial
banking center of the United States.
John and I had to stop for lunch and we each had an awesome
Cuban torta from this lunch wagon
We visited the "Temple Square"
This is where the "Mormon Tabernacle Choir" sings
Utah State Congress
Our new house?!
The KOA Salt Lake RV campground we stayed at was very nice and
central to all the Salt Lake City sites