|City of Salt Lake City|
Downtown Salt Lake City and the surrounding suburbs
|Nickname: Crossroads of the West, SLC|
Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah
|Country||United States of America|
|County||Salt Lake County|
|- Mayor||Ralph Becker|
|- City||110. Downtown is a term primarily used in North America to refer to a city's core usually in a geographical commercial and community sense The Flag of Salt Lake City was originally designed in the 1960s A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. This is a list of the 29 counties in the US State of Utah. List Salt Lake County is a County located in the US state of Utah. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Ralph Elihu Becker Jr (born May 30 1952 is an American Politician and Attorney who is the former Minority Leader of the Utah State Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status 4 sq mi (285. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 9 km²)|
|- Land||109. To help compare different Orders of magnitude and geographical regions we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km² 1 sq mi (282. 5 km²)|
|- Water||1. 3 sq mi (3. 3 km²)|
|Elevation||4,226 ft (1,288 m)|
|- Density||1,666. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1/sq mi (643. 3/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||Mountain (UTC-6)|
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Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. The name of the city is often shortened to Salt Lake, or its initials, S. L. C. It was originally known as Great Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City has a population of 178,858 as of 2008.  The Salt Lake City metropolitan area spans Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties, and has a total estimated population of 1,018,826. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in north central Utah Summit County is a County located in the US state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area Tooele County (tuːˈɛlə is a County located in the US state of Utah. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, and until 2003 the Ogden-Clearfield metro area within it was considered part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The Wasatch Front is an Urban area in the north-central part of the U Ogden is a city in and the County seat of Weber County, Utah, United States.  The total estimated population of the Wasatch Front is approximately 2,150,000.
The city was founded in 1847 by a group of Mormon pioneers led by their prophet, Brigham Young, who fled hostility and violence in the midwest. The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated across the United Brigham Young (June 1 1801 &ndash August 29 1877 was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. The headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the L. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known D. S. or Mormon Church) is located in the city — and, indeed, "Salt Lake City" is a metonym for this denomination's headquarters. In Rhetoric, metonymy (mɨˈtɒnɨmi is the use of a word for a concept or object associated with the concept/object originally denoted by the word
Mining booms and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city became nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869 In the 21st century the city has developed a strong outdoor recreation tourism industry (skiing and biking), become the industrial banking center of the U. Outdoor activities usually mean activities done in nature away from civilization such as Hill walking, Trekking, Canoeing, Running An industrial loan company (ILC or industrial bank is a Financial institution in the United States that lends money and may be owned by non-financial S, and served as host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002
Before Mormon settlement, the Shoshone, Ute, and Paiute had dwelled in the Salt Lake Valley for thousands of years. See also Salt Lake City Utah Prehistory and Explorers Originally the Salt Lake Valley was inhabited by the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute The Shoshone ( or) are a Native American tribe with three large divisions the Northern the Western and the Eastern The Utes (/juːts/ " yoots " are an ethnically related group of American Indians now living primarily in Utah and Colorado. However, these tribes dwelt only on a temporary basis near streams emptying from Canyons into the Salt Lake Valley. The first Caucasian in the Salt Lake area is believed to be the explorer Jim Bridger in 1825, although other Caucasians had been in Utah earlier, some as far north as the nearby Utah Valley. James or Jim Bridger (March 1804 &ndash July 17 1881 was among the foremost mountain men, trappers scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western U. S. Army officer John C. Frémont surveyed the Great Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Valley in 1843 and 1845. John Charles Frémont ( January 21, 1813 July 13, 1890) was an American military officer, explorer, the Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the US state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere the fourth-largest terminal  The Donner party, a group of ill-fated pioneers, had traveled through the Great Salt Lake Valley in August 1846. The Donner Party was a group of California -bound American settlers caught up in the "westering fever" of the 1840s
The first Europeans to settle in the valley were the Latter-day Saints on July 24, 1847. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common They had traveled beyond the boundaries of the United States seeking an isolated area to practice their religion, away from the hostility they had faced in the East. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Eastern Half of The United States, the American East, or simply the East is traditionally defined as the states east of the Mississippi River. Upon arrival, President of the Church Brigham Young is recorded as stating, "this is the right place," later abbreviated to simply "this is the place," after reportedly seeing the area in a vision. In the Latter Day Saint movement, the President of the Church is generally considered to be the highest office of the church Brigham Young (June 1 1801 &ndash August 29 1877 was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. In Spirituality including Religion, visions comprise Inspirational renderings generally of a Future state and/or of a mythical They found the large valley empty of any human settlement.
Only four days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young designated the site for the Salt Lake Temple, intended to be the third temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to replace the abandoned Kirtland Temple in Ohio and Nauvoo Temple in Illinois. The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120 and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Kirtland Temple is a registered National Historic Landmark in Kirtland Ohio, USA, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
Constructed on Temple Square, in the center of the city, the temple took 40 years to complete, being started in 1853 and dedicated on April 6, 1893. Temple Square is a ten acre (40000 m² complex located in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus Year 1893 ( MDCCCXCIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common These delays meant that temples in St. George, Logan and Manti were completed before the Salt Lake Temple  The temple has become iconic of the city and is the centerpiece of the city (in fact, the southeast corner of Temple Square is the reference point for all addresses in the Salt Lake Valley).
The Mormon pioneers organized a new state called Deseret and petitioned for its recognition in 1849. The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated across the United The State of Deseret was a provisional state of the United States, proposed in 1849 by Mormon settlers in Salt Lake City. The United States Congress rebuffed the settlers in 1850 and established the Utah Territory, vastly reducing its size. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Great Salt Lake City replaced Fillmore as the territorial capital in 1858, and the name was subsequently abbreviated to Salt Lake City. Fillmore is a city in Millard County, Utah, United States. The population was 2253 at the 2000 census. The city's population swelled with an influx of religious converts, making it one of the most populous cities in the American Old West.
Disputes with the federal government ensued over the widespread Mormon practice of polygamy. The term polygamy (a Greek word meaning "the practice of multiple marriage" is used in related ways in Social anthropology, Sociobiology, and A climax occurred in 1857 when President James Buchanan declared the area in rebellion after Brigham Young refused to step down as governor, beginning the Utah War. James Buchanan Jr (April 23 1791 – June 1 1868 was the fifteenth President of the United States (1857–1861 Brigham Young (June 1 1801 &ndash August 29 1877 was an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. The Utah War, also known as the Utah Expedition or Buchanan's Blunder, was an armed dispute between Latter-day Saint (" Mormon " A division of the United States Army, commanded by Albert Sidney Johnston, later a general in the army of the Confederate States of America, marched through the city and found that it had been evacuated. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. This division set up Camp Floyd approximately 40 miles (65 km) southwest of the city. Camp Floyd was a short-lived US Army post near Fairfield Utah, United States. Another military installation, Fort Douglas, was established in 1862 to maintain Union allegiance during the American Civil War. Camp Douglas was established in 1862 as a small military garrison about three miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah, for the purpose of protecting the overland mail During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the twenty-three Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South Many area leaders were incarcerated at the territorial prison in Sugar House in the 1880s for violation of anti-polygamy laws. Sugar house also refers to a small building in which maple syrup is processed The LDS Church began their eventual abandonment of polygamy in 1890, releasing "The Manifesto," which officially suggested that members obey the law of the land (which was equivalent to forbidding new polygamous marriages inside the U. See also Latter Day Saint polygamy in the late 19th century The "1890 Manifesto", sometimes simply called "The Manifesto", is a statement S. and its territories, but not in Mormon settlements in Canada and Mexico). This paved the way for statehood in 1896, when Salt Lake City became the state capital.
The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869 at Promontory Summit on the north side of the Great Salt Lake. This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869 Promontory is a location in Box Elder County, Utah, United States, centered approximately at, at an Elevation of 1494 meters (4902 Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the US state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere the fourth-largest terminal A railroad was connected to the city from the Transcontinental Railroad in 1870, making travel less burdensome. Mass migration of different groups followed. They found economic opportunities in the booming mining industries. Mining is the extraction of valuable Minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually (but not always from an Ore body These groups constructed the Greek Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral in 1905 and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in 1909. The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest single Christian Communion in the world The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox Church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. This time period also saw the creation of Salt Lake City's now defunct Red-light district that employed 300 courtesans at its height before being closed down in 1911. A red-light district is a neighborhood where Prostitution and other businesses in the Sex industry flourish Prostitution is the act of performing Sexual activity in exchange for Money. 
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an extensive streetcar system was constructed throughout the city with the first streetcar running in 1872 and electrification of the system in 1889. TRAX (full name Transit Express, though rarely used is a two-line Light rail system in Utah 's Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City Sandy (also known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and a suburb of Salt Lake City. As in the rest of the country, the automobile usurped the streetcar and the last trolley ran in 1945. Rail transit was re-introduced when TRAX, a light rail system, opened in 1999. TRAX (full name Transit Express, though rarely used is a two-line Light rail system in Utah 's Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. 
The city's population began to stagnate during the 20th century as population growth shifted to suburban areas north and south of the city. South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. Few of these areas were annexed to the city, while nearby towns incorporated and expanded themselves. As a result, the population of the surrounding metropolitan area greatly outnumbers that of Salt Lake City. A major concern of recent government officials has been combating inner-city commercial decay. The city lost population from the 1960s through the 1980s, but experienced some recovery in the 1990s. Presently, the city is losing population again (though that of the metro area continues to grow), having lost an estimated 2 percent of its population since the year 2000. 
The city has experienced significant demographic shifts in recent years.  Hispanics now account for approximately 19% of residents and the city has a large gay community. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically Gay community or LGBT community is a term used to describe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender subculture  There is also a large Pacific Islander population, mainly made up of Samoans and Tongans; they compose roughly 1% of the population of the Salt Lake Valley area. Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands Archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean The Kingdom of Tonga is an Archipelago in the south Pacific Ocean comprising 169 islands 36 of them inhabited stretching over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 miles Salt Lake Valley is a 500 square mile valley in Salt Lake County in the north-central portion of the U 
Salt Lake City was selected to host the 2002 Winter Olympics in 1995. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 The games were plagued with controversy. A bid scandal surfaced in 1998 alleging that bribes had been offered to secure the city for the 2000 games location. The 2002 Olympic Winter Games bid scandal was a Scandal involving allegations of Bribery to obtain the 2002 Olympic During the games, other scandals erupted over contested judging scores and illegal drug use. Despite the controversies, the games were heralded as a financial success, being one of the few in recent history to profit. In preparation major construction projects were initiated. Local freeways were expanded and repaired, and a light rail system was constructed. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. Olympic venues are now used for local, national, and international sporting events and Olympic athlete training.  Tourism has increased since the Olympic games, but business did not pick up immediately following them. 
Salt Lake City hosted the 16th Winter Deaflympic games in 2007, taking place in the venues in Salt Lake City and Park City, and Rotary International has designated the city as the site of their 2007 convention, which will be the largest single gathering since the 2002 Winter Olympics. Park City is a town in Summit and Wasatch counties in the US state of Utah. Rotary International is an organization of Service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002  The U. S. Volleyball Association convention in 2005 drew 39,500 attendees.
Salt Lake City is located at Jordan River and the Great Salt Lake, and the highest is Grandview Peak, at 9,410 foot (2,868 m). The Jordan River is a long River in the US state of Utah. It flows from Utah Lake to Great Salt Lake and is and one of three major . The total area is 110. 4 square miles (285. 9 km²) and has an average elevation of 4,327 feet (1,320 m) above sea level. The lowest point within the boundaries of the city is 4,210 feet near the
The city is located in the northeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley surrounded by the Great Salt Lake to the northwest and the steep Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges on the eastern and western borders, respectively. Salt Lake Valley is a 500 square mile valley in Salt Lake County in the north-central portion of the U The Wasatch Range is a Mountain range that stretches about from the Utah- Idaho border south through central Utah in the western United States The Oquirrh Mountains ( IPA roughly /ˈoʊkə(ɹ/ like " Ochre " are a Mountain range that run north-south for approximately 30 miles (50 km Its encircling mountains contain many narrow glacially and volcanically carved canyons. Among them, City Creek, Emigration, Millcreek, and Parley's border Salt Lake City proper. City Creek is a small but historically important mountain Stream that flows from City Creek Canyon and across part of Salt Lake City, Utah Emigration Canyon is a township and canyon in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, located east of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Parley's Canyon is a canyon located in the US state of Utah. It is accessed by Interstate 80 and is a relatively wide straight canyon
The Great Salt Lake is separated from Salt Lake City by extensive marshlands and mudflats. Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the US state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere the fourth-largest terminal The metabolic activities of bacteria in Willard Bay (the freshwater portion of the lake) results in a phenomenon known as "lake stink", a scent reminiscent of foul poultry eggs, two to three times per year for a few hours.  The Jordan River flows through the city and is a drainage of Utah Lake that empties into the Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake, at, is the largest natural Freshwater Lake in the state of Utah and a remnant of the Prehistoric Lake Bonneville, which
The highest mountaintop visible from Salt Lake City is Twin Peaks, which reaches 11,489 feet (3502 m). There are actually two sets of well-known Twin Peaks of the Wasatch Front in Utah  Twin Peaks is located southeast of Salt Lake in the Wasatch Range. The Wasatch Range is a Mountain range that stretches about from the Utah- Idaho border south through central Utah in the western United States The Wasatch Fault is found along the western base of the Wasatch and is considered overdue for an earthquake as large as 7. The Wasatch Fault is an Earthquake Fault located primarily on the western edge of the Wasatch Mountains in the U 5. Catastrophic damage is predicted in the event of an earthquake with major damage resulting from the liquefaction of the clay- and sand-based soil and the possible permanent flooding of portions of the city by the Great Salt Lake. 
The second-highest mountain range is the Oquirrhs, reaching a maximum height of 10,620 feet (3,237 m) at Flat Top. The Oquirrh Mountains ( IPA roughly /ˈoʊkə(ɹ/ like " Ochre " are a Mountain range that run north-south for approximately 30 miles (50 km The Traverse Mountains to the south extend to 6,000 feet (1,830 m), nearly connecting the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains. The Traverse Mountains or Traverse Ridge is an anomalous geologically complex east-trending range that separates Salt Lake Valley and Utah Valley in the U The mountains near Salt Lake City are easily visible from the city and have sharp vertical relief caused by massive ancient earthquakes, with a maximum difference of 7,099 feet (2164 m) being achieved with the rise of Twin Peaks from the Salt Lake Valley floor. 
The Salt Lake Valley floor is the ancient lakebed of Lake Bonneville which existed at the end of the last Ice Age. Lake Bonneville was a prehistoric Pluvial lake that covered much of North America 's Great Basin region An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the Temperature of the Earth 's surface and atmosphere resulting in an expansion of continental Ice sheets Several Lake Bonneville shorelines can be distinctly seen on the foothills or benches of nearby mountains .
The city, as well as the county, is laid out on a grid plan; Most major streets run very nearly north-south and east-west. A plat consists of a Map, drawn to scale showing the divisions of a piece of land Salt Lake County is a County located in the US state of Utah. The grid plan or gridiron plan is a type of City plan in which Streets run at right angles to each other forming a grid. There is about a fourteen to fifteen minute of arc variation of the grid from true north. A minute of arc, arcminute, or MOA is a unit of angular measurement, equal to one sixtieth (1/60 of one degree. The grid's origin is the southeast corner of Temple Square, the block containing the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple Square is a ten acre (40000 m² complex located in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120 and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Addresses are coordinates within the system (similarly to latitude and longitude). In Mathematics, the Cartesian coordinate system (also called rectangular coordinate system) is used to determine each point uniquely in a plane Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi ( Φ) gives the location of a place on Earth (or other planetary body north or south of the Longitude (ˈlɒndʒɪˌtjuːd or ˈlɒŋgɪˌtjuːd symbolized by the Greek character Lambda (λ is the east-west Geographic coordinate measurement One hundred units are equal to 1/8th of a mile (200 m), the length of blocks in downtown Salt Lake City. The streets are relatively wide, at the direction of Brigham Young, who wanted them wide enough that a wagon team could turn around without "resorting to profanity. A wagon (in British English, sometimes waggon) or dray is a heavy four-wheeled Vehicle. "  These wide streets and grid pattern are typical of other Mormon towns of the pioneer era throughout the West.
Though the nomenclature may initially confuse new arrivals and visitors, many consider the grid system an aid to navigation. Some streets have names, such as State Street, which would otherwise be known as 100 East. Other streets have honorary names, such as the western portion of 300 South, named "Adam Galvez Street" (in honor of a local Marine corporal killed in action) or others honoring Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and César Chávez. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4 1913 – October 24 2005 was an African American Civil rights activist whom the U Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader César Estrada Chávez ( March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) born in Yuma Arizona, was a Mexican-American farm worker Labor These honorary names appear only on street signs and cannot be used in postal addresses.
In The Avenues neighborhood, north-south streets are given letters of the alphabet, and east-west streets are numbered in 2. The Avenues is a Neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is named after the perfectly grid-like closely laid out Roads called Avenues and Streets 5 acre (10,100 m²) blocks, smaller than those in the rest of the city.
Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, planned the layout in the "Plat of the City of Zion" (intended as a template for Mormon towns wherever they might be built). The plat of Zion is a Plat ( city plan) that defined a grid system of streets that was used in the construction of hundreds of Mormon and Western In his plan the city was to be developed into 135 10-acre lots. However, the blocks in Salt Lake City became irregular during the late 19th century when the LDS Church lost authority over growth and before the adoption of zoning ordinances in the 1920s. The original 10-acre blocks allowed for large garden plots, and many were supplied with irrigation water from ditches that ran approximately where modern curbs and gutters would be laid. The original water supply was from City Creek. City Creek is a small but historically important mountain Stream that flows from City Creek Canyon and across part of Salt Lake City, Utah Subsequent development of water resources was from successively more southern streams flowing from the mountains to the east of the city. Some of the old irrigation ditches are still visible in the eastern suburbs, or are still marked on maps, years after they were gone.
Salt Lake City has many informal neighborhoods. The eastern portion of the city has higher property values than its western counterpart. This is a result of the railroad being built in the western half as well as scenic views from inclined grounds in the eastern portion. Housing is more affordable on the west side, which results in demographic differences. Demographics or demographic data refers to selected population characteristics as used in government Marketing or opinion research or the Demographic profiles Interstate 15 was also built in a north-south line, further dividing east and west sides of the city. In the US state of Utah, Interstate 15 runs north-south through the southwestern and central portions of the state passing through many of the population centers
The west side of the city has historically been a working-class neighborhood, but recently the more affordable nature of the area has enticed many professionals to the neighborhood. For example, the small, increasingly trendy Marmalade District on the west side of Capitol Hill, once considered seedy as few as 5–10 years ago, was heavily gentrified and is now thought of as an eclectic and desirable location. Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City gets its name from the Utah State Capitol prominently overlooking downtown During the 1980s, gang activity was also centered in the western neighborhoods of Rose Park, Poplar Grove, and Glendale. Rose Park is a neighborhood on the west side of Salt Lake City, Utah. Glendale is a Neighborhood on the West side of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Sugar House, in southeastern Salt Lake City, has a reputation as a liberal neighborhood and until recently possessed a district of locally-owned specialty and niche shops on the corner of 2100 South and 1100 East. Sugar house also refers to a small building in which maple syrup is processed  The stores that once occupied the street have recently moved to new locations to make way for a condominium and office complex, although the developers have stated that they wish to maintain the character of the area, and retail shops will be allowed at street-level once the complex is completed.  Despite these assurances, residents have been very vocal in their concerns that the neighborhood will lose its unique eclectic appeal and have panned what they call the destruction of one of the few locally-owned business districts in the valley. 
Just northeast of Downtown is The Avenues, a neighborhood outside of the regular grid system on much smaller blocks. The Avenues is a Neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is named after the perfectly grid-like closely laid out Roads called Avenues and Streets This area is a Historical District that is nearly entirely residential, and contains many historical Victorian era homes. The Avenues are situated on the upward-sloping bench in the foothills of the Wasatch Range, with the earlier built homes in the lower elevation. The Wasatch Range is a Mountain range that stretches about from the Utah- Idaho border south through central Utah in the western United States The Avenues, along with Federal Heights, just to the east and north of the University of Utah, and the Foothill area, south of the University, contain gated communities, large, multi-million dollar houses, and fantastic views of the valley. Federal Heights is a neighborhood in Salt Lake City Utah. It is generally considered as the residential area to the east of Virginia Street and to the north of South Temple The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Foothill in Salt Lake City Utah is a relatively affluent and primarily residential neighborhood of Salt Lake City that lies at the base of the Wasatch Range and Many consider this some of the most desirable real estate in the valley.
In addition to larger centers like Sugar House and Downtown, Salt Lake City contains several smaller neighborhoods, each named after the closest major intersection. Two examples are the 9th and 9th (located at the intersection of 900 East and 900 South Streets) and 15th & 15th (located at the intersection of 1500 East and 1500 South Streets) neighborhoods. 9th and 9th is a small retail and residential neighborhood in Salt Lake City Utah. These areas are home to foot-traffic friendly, amenities-based businesses such as art galleries, clothing retail, salons, restaurants and coffee shops. During the summer of 2007, 9th and 9th saw sidewalk and street improvements as well as an art installation inspired by the 9 Muses of Greek myth, thanks in part to the 9th and 9th Merchants Association.
Many of the homes in the valley date from pre-World War II times, and only a select few areas, such as Federal Heights and the East Bench, as well as the far west side, including parts of Rose Park and Glendale, have seen new home construction since the 1970s. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including
The climate of Salt Lake City is characterized as a semi-arid steppe climate (Köppen Bsk), with four distinct seasons. Climate encompasses the temperatures humidity rainfall atmospheric particle count and numerous other meteorogical factors in a given region over long periods of A Semi-arid climate or steppe climate generally describes climatic regions that receive low annual Rainfall (250-500 mm or 10-20 in Both summer and winter are long, with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters, and with spring and fall serving as brief but comfortable transition periods. The city receives 16. 50 in (419 mm) of precipitation annually.  Spring is the wettest season, and another "rainy season" occurs in fall. Snow occurs on average from November 6 to April 18, producing a total average of 62. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. 7 in (159 cm), while the city's watersheds in nearby mountains accumulate averages as high as 500 in (1,270 cm). A drainage basin is an extent of Land where Water from Rain or Snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a River, The period without freezing temperatures usually lasts an average of 167 days, from April 30 to October 15. For freezing as a method of food preservation see Frozen food. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the 
During the winter months cold fronts typically originate in the Gulf of Alaska and move southeastward into the area. The Gulf of Alaska is an arm of the Pacific Ocean defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and The nearby Great Salt Lake produces lake-effect snow approximately 6 to 8 times per year, some of which can drop excessive snowfalls. Lake-effect snow is produced in the winter when cold Arctic winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water providing energy and picking up Water vapor which freezes The lake-effect also contributes to some rain storms, and it is estimated that about 10% of the annual precipitation in the city can be attributed to the lake effect.  During mid-winter, strong areas of high pressure often situate themselves over the Great Basin, leading to strong temperature inversions. The Great Basin is a large arid region of the western United States. In meteorology an inversion is a deviation from the normal change of an atmospheric property with altitude This causes air stagnation and thick smog in the valley for several days to weeks at a time and can result in the worst air-pollution levels in the U. Air stagnation is a phenomenon which occurs when an Air mass remains over an area for an extended period of time Smog is a kind of Air pollution; the word "smog" is a Portmanteau of Smoke and Fog. S. reducing air quality to unhealthy levels.  The city has an average of three days annually with low temperatures below 0 °F, with an all-time record low temperature of -30 °F (-34 °C), which occurred on February 9, 1933. Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
In the spring, most of the storms originate in the Pacific Ocean from the Pineapple Express, bringing in the most moisture of the entire year. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions Pineapple Express (also known as Pineapple Connection) is a non-technical shorthand term popular in the news media for a meteorological phenomenon which is characterized by Larger and cooler storms in the spring can lead to heavy overnight snowfall. Measurable snow has occurred as late as May 18. Events 1152 - Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. 
The summers of the city are marked by hot weather and are mostly dry. The monsoon rises from the Gulf of California from approximately mid-July into September, producing localized severe afternoon thunderstorms. A monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months " Sea of Cortez " redirects here For the book by John Steinbeck, see The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Due to the low daytime humidity, virga, lightning, and microbursts can lead to wildfire problems. In Meteorology, virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation that falls from a Cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of Electricity, which typically occurs during Thunderstorms and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air producing damaging divergent and Straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to but distinguishable from During active monsoon periods, widespread thunderstorms carrying excessive precipitation are common. High temperatures of at least 100 °F (38 °C) occur on average five times a year, but always on days with low humidity. The record high temperature is 107 °F (42 °C), which occurred first on July 26, 1960 and again on July 13, 2002. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1174 - William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
During October, the Pacific Ocean once again becomes active, bringing in more precipitation, occasionally in the form of the remnants of tropical cyclones. A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous Thunderstorms that produce strong winds and Flooding The remnants of Hurricane Olivia helped bring the record monthly precipitation of 7. The 1982 Pacific hurricane season officially started May 15 1982 in the eastern Pacific and June 1 1982 in the central Pacific and lasted until November 30 1982 04 in (179 mm) in September 1982.  The first measurable snowfall has occurred as early as September 17. Events 1176 - The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought 1462 - The Battle of Świecino (or Battle of Żarnowiec
|Record Daily High||°F (°C)||63 (17)||69 (21)||78 (26)||89 (32)||99 (37)||104 (40)||107 (42)||106 (41)||100 (38)||89 (32)||75 (24)||69 (21)|
|Average Daily High||°F (°C)||37 (3)||43 (6)||53 (12)||61 (16)||71 (22)||82 (28)||91 (33)||89 (32)||78 (26)||64 (18)||49 (9)||38 (3)|
|Average Daily Low||°F (°C)||21 (-6)||26 (-3)||33 (1)||39 (4)||47 (8)||56 (13)||63 (17)||62 (17)||52 (11)||41 (5)||30 (-1)||22 (-6)|
|Record Daily Low||°F (°C)||-22 (-30)||-30 (-34)||2 (-17)||14 (-10)||25 (-4)||35 (2)||40 (4)||37 (3)||27 (-3)||16 (-9)||-14 (-26)||-21 (-29)|
|Data is for Salt Lake International Airport|
|Record Precipitation||in.||3. 23||4. 89||3. 97||4. 90||4. 76||3. 84||2. 57||3. 66||7. 04||3. 91||3. 34||4. 37|
|Average Precipitation||in.||1. 37||1. 33||1. 91||2. 02||2. 09||0. 77||0. 72||0. 76||1. 33||1. 57||1. 40||1. 23|
|Average Snowfall||in.||13. 6||9. 9||9. 1||4. 9||0. 6||0. 0||0. 0||0. 0||0. 1||1. 3||7. 0||12. 0|
|Record Snowfall||in.||50. 3||32. 1||41. 9||26. 4||7. 5||0. 0||0. 0||0. 0||4. 0||20. 4||33. 3||35. 2|
|Data is for Salt Lake International Airport|
|Salt Lake City's racial demographics against those of Utah:|
|Utah||Salt Lake City||Ethnicity|
|85. 3%||79. 20%||White|
|0. White People is the second album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. 8%||1. 89%||Black|
|1. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa 3%||1. 34%||Native American|
|1. 7%||3. 62%||Asian|
|0. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 7%||1. 89%||Pacific Islander|
|N/A||8. 52%||Other race|
|2. 1%||3. 54%||Two or more races|
|9. 0%||18. 85%||Hispanic|
As of the census of 2000, there are 181,743 people (up from 159,936 in 1990), 71,461 households, and 39,803 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population This amounts to 8. 1% of Utah's population, 20. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States. 2% of Salt Lake County's population, and 13. Salt Lake County is a County located in the US state of Utah. 6% of the Salt Lake metropolitan population. Salt Lake City proper covers 14. 2% of Salt Lake County. Salt Lake City is more densely populated than the surrounding metro area with a population density of 643. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3/km² (1,666. 1/sq mi). There are 77,054 housing units at an average density of 706. 4/sq mi (272. 7/km²).
The Salt Lake City-Ogden metropolitan area, which included Salt Lake, Davis, and Weber counties, had a population of 1,333,914 in 2000, a 24. Ogden is a city in and the County seat of Weber County, Utah, United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central Salt Lake County is a County located in the US state of Utah. For the Davis County Cooperative Society see Latter Day Church of Christ. Weber County (ˈwiːbər is a County located in the US state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores 4% increase over the 1990 figure of 1,072,227. Since the 2000 Census, the Census Bureau has added Summit and Tooele counties to the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, but removed Davis and Weber counties and designated them as the separate Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area. The United States Census is a decennial Census mandated by the United States Constitution. Summit County is a County located in the US state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area Tooele County (tuːˈɛlə is a County located in the US state of Utah. Ogden is a city in and the County seat of Weber County, Utah, United States. Clearfield is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. The population was 25974 at the 2000 census. Together with the Provo-Orem metropolitan area, which lies to the south, a roughly continuous urban corridor along the Wasatch Front is formed, which has a combined population of well over 2 million. Provo is a city in and the County seat Orem is a city in the north-central part of the US state of Utah in Utah County. The Wasatch Front is an Urban area in the north-central part of the U
There are 71,461 households, out of which 27. 0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41. 1% are married couples living together, 10. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44. 3% are nonfamilies. Of the 71,461 households, 3,904 were reported to be unmarried partner households: 3,047 heterosexual, 458 same-sex male, and 399 same-sex female. 33. 2% of all households are made up of individuals, and 9. 7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2. 48, and the average family size is 3. 24.
In the city the population is spread out with:
The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 102. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 101. 2 males. The median income for a household in the city is $36,944, and the median income for a family is $45,140. Income, refers to consumption opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame which is generally expressed in monetary terms The household is the basic unit of analysis in many Social, Microeconomic and Government models Males have a median income of $31,511 versus $26,403 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,752. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 15. 3% of the population and 10. 4% of families are below the poverty line. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country Out of the total population, 18. 7% of those under the age of 18 and 8. 5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
|Est. 2006||178,858||-1. 6%|
Large family sizes and low housing vacancy rates, which have inflated housing costs along the Wasatch Front, have led to one out of every six residents living below the poverty line. The Wasatch Front is an Urban area in the north-central part of the U
Less than 50% of Salt Lake City's residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a much lower proportion than in Utah's more rural municipalities; altogether, LDS members make up about 62% of Utah's population. 
The Rose Park and Glendale sections are predominantly Spanish-speaking with Latinos accounting for 60% of public school-children. Rose Park is a neighborhood on the west side of Salt Lake City, Utah. Glendale is a Neighborhood on the West side of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Centro Civico Mexicano acts as a community gathering point for the Wasatch Front's estimated 300,000 Latinos, Mexican President Vicente Fox began his U. Vicente Fox Quesada ( born July 2 1942) is a Mexican politician who served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 and currently S. tour in the city in 2006, and the largest supermarket chain of Mexico, Supermercados Gigante, is planning a location, the first in the U. Supermercados Gigante was a large Supermarket chain in Mexico. S. outside of California.  Bosnian, Sudanese, Afghani, Bantu, and Russian refugees have settled in the city under government programs. Bosnia and Herzegovina ( Latin script: Bosna i Hercegovina, Cyrillic script: Босна и Херцеговина is a country on the Balkan Sudan (officially the Republic of Sudan) ( السودان al-Sūdān is a country in northeastern Africa. Afghanistan /æfˈgænɪstæn/ officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ( Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت, The Somali Bantu (also called Jareer or Gosha by ethnic Somalis are a minority ethnic group in Somalia, a country largely inhabited by ethnic Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending  There is also a large Pacific Islander population, mainly made up of Samoans and Tongans. Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands Archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean The Kingdom of Tonga is an Archipelago in the south Pacific Ocean comprising 169 islands 36 of them inhabited stretching over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 miles Many of the Pacific Islanders are members of the LDS Church. 
Salt Lake City has been considered one of the top 51 "gay-friendly places to live" in the U. S.  The city is home to a large, business savvy, organized, and politically supported gay community. Leaders of the Episcopal Church's Diocese of Utah, Utah's largest Jewish congregation, the Salt Lake Kol Ami, and three elected representatives of the city, two members of the state house and one in the senate, all identify as gay. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ These developments have attracted controversy from socially conservative officials representing other regions of the state. State Senator Chris Buttars of West Jordan publicly denounced Mayor Rocky Anderson for having "attracted the entire gay community to come and live in Salt Lake County" after a Dan Jones poll indicated strong support for allowing domestic partnerships. Chris Buttars (born April 1, 1942) is a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing senate district 10 (which spans Ross C "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) is the former Mayor of Salt Lake City Utah. In the 2004 election, 63% of the city population voted against banning same-sex marriage, in agreement with Mayor Anderson. Same-sex marriage (also referred to as gay marriage) is a term for a legally or Socially recognized Marriage between two people of the same 
The modern economy of Salt Lake City is service-oriented. The economy of Salt Lake City, Utah is primarily service-oriented In the past, nearby steel, mining and railroad operations provided a strong source of income with Silver King Coalition Mines, Geneva Steel, Bingham Canyon Mine, and oil refineries. Geneva Steel was a Steel mill located in Vineyard Utah, founded during World War II to enhance national steel output The Bingham Canyon Mine is an Open-pit mining operation extracting a large Porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA An oil refinery is an industrial Process plant where Crude oil is processed and refined into more useful Petroleum products, such as Gasoline Today the city's major industries are government, trade, transportation, utilities, and professional and business services. The city is known as the "Crossroads of the West" for its central geography in the western United States. As a result, Interstate 15 is a major corridor for freight traffic and the area is host to many regional distribution centers. In the US state of Utah, Interstate 15 runs north-south through the southwestern and central portions of the state passing through many of the population centers
Local, state, and federal governments have their largest presence in the city proper itself, and trade, transportation, and utilities also take up a significant portion of employment, with the major employer being the western North America Delta Air Lines hub at Salt Lake City International Airport. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Salt Lake City International Airport is a major public Airport in Utah. Equally significant are the professional and business services, while health services and health educational services also serve as significant areas of employment. Other major employers include the University of Utah, Sinclair Oil Corporation, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Sinclair Oil is an American Petroleum Corporation, founded by Harry F The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known
Besides its central offices, the LDS Church owns and operates a profit division, Deseret Management Corporation and its subsidiaries, which are headquartered in the city. The Deseret Management Corporation is a for-profit management company of assets for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other notable firms headquartered in the city include AlphaGraphics, Sinclair Oil Corporation, Zions Bancorporation, Smith's Food and Drug (owned by national grocer Kroger). AlphaGraphics is a franchise chain of business centers that provide print communication solutions that include one-to-one marketing, mailing services, Sinclair Oil is an American Petroleum Corporation, founded by Harry F Zions Bancorporation ( is a member of the S&P 500, a Bank Holding company headquartered Salt Lake City Utah. Smith's Food and Drug, commonly known as Smith's is a leading chain of Supermarkets in the Intermountain and Southwest regions of the United The Kroger Co ( is an American Retail Supermarket chain and Parent company, founded by Bernard Henry Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati Notable firms based in the metropolitan area include Arctic Circle Restaurants, Franklin-Covey, and Overstock.com. Arctic Circle Restaurants is a chain of burger and shake Restaurants based in Midvale, Utah. FranklinCovey ( based in West Valley City Utah, is a provider of time management training and assessment services for organizations and individuals Overstockcom ( is an Online Retailer headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, near Salt Lake City. Metropolitan Salt Lake was also once the headquarters of Kentucky Fried Chicken (the first ever KFC is located in South Salt Lake), American Stores, the Skaggs Companies, and ZCMI, one of the first-ever department stores; it is currently owned by Federated Department Stores. Kentucky Fried Chicken, usually known as KFC, is a chain of Fast food restaurants based in Louisville Kentucky. South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. American Stores Company was an American public corporation and a Holding company which ran chains of Supermarkets and Drugstores The Skaggs Companies were predecessors to many famous United States retailing chains, including Safeway, Albertsons, Osco, and Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution was founded in 1868 and was the first Department store in the United States. A department store is a Retail establishment which specializes in selling a wide range of products without a single predominant merchandise line. Macy's Inc ( formerly Federated Department Stores Inc, is a Department store Holding company and owner of Macy's and Bloomingdale's Former ZCMI stores now operate under the Macy's label. Macy's is a chain of mid-range American Department stores Its Flagship store in Herald Square, New York City has been billed Suburban Salt Lake was also the first location for Sears Grand (at the Jordan Landing shopping center in West Jordan). Sears Roebuck and Company, commonly known as Sears, is an American mid-range chain of International Department stores founded by Richard Jordan Landing is a master-planned development located in the center of West Jordan Utah, adjacent to Salt Lake City Municipal 2 Airport. West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
Since Utah is one of seven states that allow the establishment of commercially-owned industrial banks, the vast majority of industrial banks in the U. An industrial loan company (ILC or industrial bank is a Financial institution in the United States that lends money and may be owned by non-financial S. have established their headquarters in the Salt Lake City area. High-tech firms with a large presence in the suburbs include e-Bay, Unisys, Siebel, Micron, L-3 Communications and 3M. eBay Inc is an American Internet company that manages eBaycom an Online auction and shopping Website in which people and businesses buy and Unisys Corporation ( based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States, and incorporated in Delaware, is a global provider of information technology Siebel, originally Flugzeugbau Halle, was a German Aircraft manufacturer in Halle an der Saale. Not to be confused with Level 3 Communications, an Internet carrier L-3 Communications Holdings Inc 3M Company ( formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company until 2002 is an American multinational conglomerate corporation with a worldwide
Other economic activities include tourism, conventions, and major suburban call centers. Tourism is Travel for Recreational or Leisure purposes The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people who "travel A convention, in the sense of a meeting is a gathering of individuals who meet at a arid place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest Tourism has increased since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and many hotels and restaurants were built for the events. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 The convention industry has expanded since the construction of the Salt Palace convention center in the late 1990s, which hosts trade shows and conventions, including the annual Outdoor Retailers meeting and Novell's annual BrainShare convention. This article describes a large building in Utah A one-story building made of locally mined salt blocks in Grand Saline Texas is also called the "Salt Palace" Novell Inc ( is a global Software Corporation based in the United States specializing in enterprise operating systems such as SUSE
In 2006, the largest potato producer in Idaho, the United Potato Growers of America, announced that it would re-locate its headquarters to Salt Lake City, citing its need for a large international airport, being that Salt Lake City International is the 22nd busiest in the world in terms of combined freight and passengers. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Headquarters (HQ denotes the location where most if not all of the important functions of an organization are concentrated An international airport is an Airport typically equipped with Customs and Immigration facilities to handle international flights to and from other Salt Lake City International Airport is a major public Airport in Utah. The thirty world's busiest airports by traffic movements are measured by total movements (data provided by Airports Council International) The announcement led some members of the Idaho legislature to propose legislation changing the state license plate, which currently reads "Famous Potatoes". 
In 2005, it was found the downtown area was experiencing rapid population growth.  The number of residential units in the central business district has increased by 80% since 1995, and is forecasted to nearly double in the next decade. The City Creek development of the LDS Church will be adding 300 units in its first phase including the 415 ft. tall City Creek condominium tower, Allen Millo Associates currently has two projects under construction and two more planned, all 200 units have been sold before construction of a seven-story condominium planned by Wood Property, a residential tower is planned for Trolley Square, and this is after the recent completion of the Northgate Apartments and 12-story condominiums at Gateway with two more buildings finished nearby and the Liberty Metro apartments near Library Square. The City Creek condominium tower is a planned residential-building to be erected in the City Creek development in Salt Lake City, Utah, United
Office vacancy rates are low in the downtown region. In response, two new large buildings are being constructed. The first is eight stories and located in the Gateway District, while the second will be 22 stories high and is currently under construction on Main Street.  In addition, the historic Walker Bank Building is currently undergoing major renovations that will enable it to achieve Class A office space status.  Construction of the Gateway District, light rail, and planned commuter rail service have supported the revival of downtown. TRAX (full name Transit Express, though rarely used is a two-line Light rail system in Utah 's Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City FrontRunner is a commuter rail line recently completed by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA to serve the Wasatch Front area of Utah,
Since 1979 Salt Lake City has had a nonpartisan mayor-council form of government. Non-partisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic Elections The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern The mayor and the seven councilors are elected to four-year terms. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government A councillor or councilor ( Cllr, Coun, Clr or Cr for short is a member of a Local government council such as a Mayoral elections are held the same year as three of the councilors. The other four councilors are staggered two years from the mayoral. Council seats are defined by geographic population boundaries. Each councilor represents approximately 26,000 citizens. Officials are not subject to term limits. See also Rotation in office A term limit is a legal restriction that limits the number of terms a person may serve in a particular elected office The most recent election was held in 2007.
The city has elected Democratic Party mayoral candidates since the 1970s. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Councilors are elected under specific issues and are usually well-known. Labor politics play no significant role. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming The city has two elected openly gay women and an openly gay man, representing the city in the State House and Senate, respectively. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. 
The separation of church and state was the most heated topic in the days of the Liberal Party and People's Party of Utah, when many candidates would be LDS Bishops and Mark Twain referred to Brigham Young as "the only monarch in America. Separation of church and state is a Political and Legal Doctrine that Government and religious institutions are to be kept separate The Liberal Party, like the People's Party, flourished in Utah Territory as a local Political party in the latter half of the 19th century&mdashbefore The People's Party was a Political party in Utah Territory during the late 19th century Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30 1835 – April 21 1910 better known by the Pen name Mark Twain, was an American Humorist, satirist " This tension is still reflected today with the Bridging the Religious Divide campaign.  This campaign was initiated when some city residents complained that the Utah political establishment was unfair in its dealings with non-LDS residents by giving the LDS Church preferential treatment, while LDS residents perceived a growing anti-Mormon bias in city politics. Anti-Mormonism is Discrimination, hostility or Prejudice directed at members of the Latter Day Saint movement, particularly The Church of Jesus Christ
The city's political demographics are liberal and Democratic. Modern liberalism in the United States, also referred to as American liberalism, is a political ideology that seeks to use the power of the state to effect change upon society The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. This stands in stark contrast to the majority of Utah where Republican and conservative views generally dominate. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined
|Elected officials of Salt Lake City as of 2008|
|Ralph Becker (D)||Mayor||2011|
|City Council members|
|Carlton Christensen||1st district||2009|
|Van Blair Turner||2nd district||2011|
|Eric Jergensen||3rd district||2009|
|Luke Garrott||4th district||2011|
|Jill Remington Love||5th district||2009|
|JT Martin||6th district||2011|
|Søren Simonsen||7th district||2009|
The city is home to several non-governmental think-tanks and advocacy groups such as the conservative Sutherland Institute, the gay-rights group Equality Utah, and the quality-growth advocates Envision Utah. Ralph Becker may refer to Ralph Elihu Becker (1907–1994 American ambassador to Honduras from 1976-1977 Ralph Becker (Utah (born 1952 Salt Lake hosted many foreign dignitaries during the 2002 Winter Olympics, and in 2006 the President of Mexico began his U. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 The Constitutional Citizen President of the United Mexican States (the official title in Spanish is Ciudadano Presidente Constitucional de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos S. tour in the city and Israel's ambassador to the United States opened a cultural center. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics.  President George W. Bush visited in 2005 and again in 2006 for national veterans' conventions, both visits of which were protested by then-Mayor Rocky Anderson. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. Ross C "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) is the former Mayor of Salt Lake City Utah. Other political leaders such as Howard Dean and Harry Reid gave speeches in the city in 2005. Howard Brush Dean III, (born November 17 1948 is an American Harry Mason Reid (born December 2 1939 is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, as well as
In 1847 pioneer Jane Dillworth held the first classes in her tent for the children of the first LDS families. In the last part of the 1800s, there was much controversy over how children in the area should be educated. LDS and non-LDS could not agree on the level of religious influence in schools. Today, many LDS youths in grades 9 through 12 attend some form of religious instruction, referred to as seminary. A seminary, theological college, or divinity school is a specialized and often live-in Higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students
Because of high birth rates and large classrooms, Utah spends less per student than any other state yet simultaneously spends more per capita than any state with the exception of Alaska. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent Money is always a challenge, and many businesses donate to support schools. Several districts have set up foundations to raise money. Recently, money was approved for the reconstruction of more than half of the elementary schools and one of the middle schools in the Salt Lake City School District, which serves most of Salt Lake City proper. The Salt Lake City School District is among the oldest public school districts in Utah. There are twenty-three elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools (Highland, East, and West, with the former South High being converted to the South City campus of the Salt Lake Community College), and an alternative high school (Horizonte) located within the school district. See also South High School for schools of the same name South High School was a High school in Salt Lake City, Utah, which Salt Lake Community College, often abbreviated SLCC and referred to locally as "Slick" is the largest two-year Community college in Utah. In addition, Highland has recently been selected as the site for the charter school Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SPA), while Salt Lake City proper also holds many Catholic schools, including Judge Memorial High School. Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School is the area's premier independent school. General Information Founded in 1880 Rowland Hall-St Mark's School (also known as RHSM or simply Rowland Hall is a private school located on two campuses in Salt An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local Government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges gifts and
The Salt Lake City Public Library system consists of the main library downtown, and five branches in various neighborhoods. The Salt Lake City Public Library system 's main branch building is an architecturally unique structure in Salt Lake City, Utah. The main library, designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, opened in 2003. Moshe Safdie, CC, BArch LLD, FRAIC FAIA (b July 14, 1938) is an Architect and Urban designer In 2006, the Salt Lake City Public Library was named "Library of the Year" by the American Library Association. The American Library Association ( ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally
Postsecondary educational options in Salt Lake City include the University of Utah, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, BYU Salt Lake Center, Eagle Gate College, and LDS Business College. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Westminster College Salt Lake City, or simply "Westminster College" is a four year accredited Liberal arts college located in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Community College, often abbreviated SLCC and referred to locally as "Slick" is the largest two-year Community college in Utah. Eagle Gate College is a private college that specializes in career education LDS Business College ( LDSBC) is a two-year college in Salt Lake City Utah, focused on training students in business and industry There are also many trade and technical schools such as the Utah College of Massage Therapy.
Salt Lake is home to several museums. A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the Near Temple Square is the Museum of Church History and Art. Temple Square is a ten acre (40000 m² complex located in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Museum of Church History and Art is the premier Museum operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Operated by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the museum contains collections of artifacts, documents, art, photographs, tools, clothing and furniture from the history of the LDS Church, which spans nearly two centuries. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known See also History of the Latter Day Saint movement The early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is shared by the larger Latter Day Saint
The University of Utah campus is home to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Utah Museum of Natural History. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is Utah's primary resource for culture and visual arts The Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH is a museum located on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States West of the university, located at the Gateway District near downtown, is the Clark Planetarium, which also houses an IMAX theater. The Gateway District is a large open air Retail, residential and office complex in Salt Lake City Utah, United States. The Clark Planetarium is situated within the Gateway District at the intersection of 400 West and 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, IMAX (short for Image MAXimum is a Film format created by Canada 's IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and Also in the Gateway District is the Discovery Gateway, a children's museum. Discovery Gateway, formerly The Children's Museum of Utah (TCMU, is an interactive hands-on children's museum located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah Children's museums are institutions that provide exhibits and programs that stimulate Informal learning experiences for Children.
Other museums include the Utah State Historical Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum, Fort Douglas Military Museum, and the Social Hall Heritage Museum.
On December 5, 2007, the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance announced that a two-block section of downtown south of the planned City Creek Center is planned to become a new arts hub. Events 63 BC - Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The City Creek Center is a 20 acre shopping center development under construction near Temple Square in the heart of This will include renovations to two theaters already located in the area, as well as a new theater with a seating capacity of 2,400 and increased space for galleries and artists. The opening of the new facilities are anticipated to coincide with the opening of the City Creek Center in 2011. 2011 ( MMXI) will be a Common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. 
Salt Lake City provides many venues for both professional and amateur theatre. The city attracts many traveling Broadway and off-Broadway performances. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City. Local professional acting companies include the Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and Plan-B Theatre Company. The Off Broadway Theatre, located in Salt Lake's historic Clift Building, features comedy plays and Utah's longest running improv comedy troupe, Laughing Stock. Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of Theatre in which the Actors use Improvisational acting techniques
Salt Lake City is the home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, founded in 1847. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a 360 member all-volunteer Choir. The Choir's weekly program, called Music and the Spoken Word, is the longest-running continuous network broadcast in the world. Music and the Spoken Word is a weekly 30-minute radio and television program of inspiring messages and music produced by Bonneville Communications with music performed by the  Salt Lake City is also the home to the Utah Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1940 by Maurice Abravanel and has become widely renowned. The Utah Symphony Orchestra is a symphony Orchestra located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Maurice Abravanel ( January 6, 1903 &ndash September 22, 1993) was a Swiss - American Jewish conductor Its current director is Keith Lockhart. For the baseball player see Keith Lockhart (baseball Keith Lockhart (born November 7, 1959, Poughkeepsie, New York The orchestra's original home was the Salt Lake Tabernacle, but since the 1990s has performed at Abravanel Hall in the western downtown area. The Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located in Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah along with the Salt Lake Abravanel Hall is a Concert hall in Salt Lake City Utah that is home to the Utah Symphony and Opera and is part of the Salt Lake County Center for the Salt Lake City area is also home to the award winning children's choir, The Salt Lake Children's Choir. History The Salt Lake City Children's Choir was founded in the fall of 1979 by Ralph B The Choir was established in 1979 and is directed by Ralph B. Woodward.
The University of Utah is home to two highly-ranked dance departments, the Ballet Department and the Department of Modern Dance. Virginia Tanner (born April 25, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah) began her formal dance training at the University of Utah. Professional dance companies in Salt Lake City include Ballet West, Rire Woodbury, and Repertory Dance Theatre. Ballet West, Salt Lake City, Utah was founded in 1963 by Glenn Walker Wallace who served as its first president Virginia Tanner (born April 25, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah) began her formal dance training at the University of Utah.
The city has a local music scene dominated by blues, rock and roll, punk, and emo groups. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African Emo (ˈiːmoʊ is a genre of music that originated from Hardcore punk early on and adopted Pop-punk influences later on in the 2000s when There are also many clubs which offer musical venues. Popular groups or persons who started in the Wasatch Front area or were raised and influenced by it include The Used, Shedaisy, Meg and Dia, The Almost and The Summer Obsession. The Used is a rock band from Orem Utah, USA. Their sound has been classified under many genres and subgenres of rock SHeDAISY (ʃə'deɪzi is an American Country music group founded in the late 1990s by sisters Kristyn Robyn Osborn (b Meg & Dia is an American band formed in 2004 It was founded by sisters Meg and Dia Frampton and is now a five-piece act with additional members Nicholas Price Jonathan Snyder and The Almost is a alternative band from Clearwater Florida, most notable for being the side project of Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie. The Summer Obsession was a punk band from Jacksonville Florida & Salt Lake City Utah, United States. In 2004 over 200 bands submitted tracks for a compilation by a local music zine, SLUG ("Salt Lake Underground"). A zine (an abbreviation of the word Fanzine, or magazine ziːn "zeen" is most commonly a small circulation non-commercial Publication The 18-year-old free monthly zine trimmed the submissions to 59 selections featuring diverse music types such as hip-hop, jazz, jazz-rock, punk, and a variety of rock and roll. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Fusion or more specifically jazz fusion or jazz rock, is a Musical genre that merges Jazz with elements of other styles of music particularly
Many films, music videos, commercials, and TV shows have been recorded in the Salt Lake metropolitan area. They include: SLC Punk!, Touched By An Angel, Everwood, Big Love, Dawn of the Dead, Drive Me Crazy, Forever Strong, High School Musical, High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3, Unaccompanied Minors, Dumb and Dumber, Independence Day, Poolhall Junkies, The Brown Bunny, The World's Fastest Indian, The Way of the Gun, Carnival of Souls, The Amazing Race 8, and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". SLC Punk! is an Independent film written and directed by James Merendino. Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God Everwood was a Prime time television Drama that aired in the United States on The WB. Big Love is an HBO television drama about a fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah that practices Polygamy. Dawn of the Dead (also known as George A Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Zombie internationally Zombies in Britain, and alternately called Drive Me Crazy is a Teen -oriented Romantic comedy based on the novel How I Created My Perfect Prom Date by Todd Strasser Forever Strong is a Sport - Drama film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and released in September 26 2008 High School Musical is an Emmy Award -winning American Television film. High School Musical 2 is the Sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical. High School Musical 3 Senior Year will be the third installment in Disney 's High School Musical franchise Unaccompanied Minors (also called Grounded Unaccompanied Minors) is a 2006 film directed by Paul Feig and starring Lewis Black Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American Comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. An Independence Day is an annual celebration commemorating the Anniversary of a Nation 's assumption of independent Statehood, usually after ceasing Poolhall Junkies is a 2002 drama / Thriller film written starred and directed by Mars Callahan. The Brown Bunny is a 2003 American Independent film written produced and directed by Actor Vincent Gallo about a motorcycle The World's Fastest Indian (2005 is a film based on the legendary New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro. The Way of the Gun is a 2000 Film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro Carnival of Souls is a Horror film released in 1962 Produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33000 the movie never gained widespread public The Amazing Race 8 (titled The Amazing Race Family Edition) was the eighth installment of the popular reality television show The Amazing Race The Postal Service is an American electronic Indie pop band composed of vocalist Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and producer " Such Great Heights " is a single released on January 21, 2003 by The Postal Service, under the Sub Pop Records label In 2006 it was revealed that Dan Brown, the author of The DaVinci Code, was in the city studying the symbols on the Salt Lake LDS Temple and the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, among other historical buildings, for inclusion in an upcoming book. Dan Brown (born June 22 1964 is an American Author of Thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code is a controversial mystery / detective Novel by US author Dan Brown, published in 2003 by Doubleday The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120 and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Completed in 1927 and located in the South Temple Historic District of Salt Lake City, Utah, the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, is the Masonic headquarters
Although the city is often stereotyped as a predominantly LDS city, it is culturally and religiously diverse. The city is the location of many cultural activities.  A major state holiday is Pioneer Day, July 24, the anniversary of the Mormon pioneers' entry into the Salt Lake Valley. Pioneer Day (also archaically called the Day of Deliverance) is an official Utah state Holiday celebrated on July 24 in the U Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. The Mormon pioneers were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Latter-day Saints, who migrated across the United It is celebrated each year with a week's worth of activities, including a children's parade, a horse parade, the featured Days of '47 Parade (one of the largest parades in the United States), a rodeo, and a large fireworks show at Liberty Park. The Days of '47 Parade is an annual Parade presented by The Days of '47 Inc The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Salt Lake City has a significant gay population, and the second-largest parade in the city is a gay pride parade, part of the annual Utah Pride Festival held every June. The Utah Pride Festival is a festival held in downtown Salt Lake City in June celebrating Utah 's diversity and Gay, Lesbian, 
First Night on New Year's Eve, a celebration emphasizing family-friendly entertainment and activities held at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, culminates with a fireworks display at midnight. Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah.
The Greek Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day, celebrates Utah's Greek heritage and is located at the downtown Greek Orthodox Church. The 3-day event includes Greek music, dance groups, Cathedral tours, booths and a large buffet. Attendance ranges from 35,000 - 50,000.
The Utah Arts Festival has been held annually since 1977 with an average attendance of 80,000. About 130 booths are available for visual artists and there are five performance venues for musicians. 
Salt Lake City also hosts portions of the Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival is a Film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. The festival, which is held each year, brings many cultural icons, movie stars, celebrities, and thousands of film buffs to see the largest independent film festival in the United States. The headquarters of the event is in nearby Park City. Park City is a town in Summit and Wasatch counties in the US state of Utah.
Beginning in 2004, Salt Lake City has been the host of the international Salt Lake City Marathon. The Salt Lake City Marathon is an annual marathon foot-race run entirely within Salt Lake City Utah. In 2006 Real Madrid and many of the nation's best cyclist had engagements. 
Salt Lake City has begun to host its own events in the last few years, most notably the Friday Night Flicks, free movies in the City's parks, as well as the Mayor's health and fitness awareness program, Salt Lake City Gets Fit.
Salt Lake City was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 At the time of the 2002 Olympics, Salt Lake City was the most populated area to hold a Winter Olympic games. The event put Salt Lake City in the international spotlight and is regarded by many as being one of the most successful winter olympics ever. 
To add variety and an international taste to the music fans, events such as the annual Thyagaraja Music Festival of Utah are held in Salt Lake City.
At Dream Theater's Salt Lake City show, Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. signed a proclamation making July 30th, 2007 "Dream Theater Day" in the state of Utah. Dream Theater is an American Progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name " Majesty " by John Myung, John Petrucci Jon Meade Huntsman Jr (born March 26, 1960 in Palo Alto California) is the Governor of the state of Utah, having won the office Events 1419 - First Defenestration of Prague. 1502 - Christopher Columbus lands at Guanaja in the Bay Islands off
Beginning in 2005, annual Nihon Matsuri (Japan Festival)  is opened at Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City has many diverse media outlets. The Salt Lake City, Utah area includes many diverse media outlets not only found within the official city boundaries but also in the greater Wasatch Front The following is a list of Films which are set in or around Salt Lake City, Utah. "Popular press" redirects here note that the University of Wisconsin Press publishes under the imprint "The Popular Press" Most of the major television and radio stations are based in or near the city. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic This article is about radio broadcasting for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. The Salt Lake City metropolitan area is ranked as the 31st largest radio and 36th largest television market in the United States.
Print media include two major daily newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret Morning News. The Salt Lake Tribune is the largest-circulated daily newspaper in the U Other more specialized publications include In Utah This Week,Salt Lake City Weekly,Nuestro Mundo of the Spanish-speaking community,QSaltLake andThe Pillar for the LBGT community. Salt Lake City Weekly (usually shortened to City Weekly) is a free Alternative weekly Tabloid -paged Newspaper published in QSaltLake is a gay and lesbian news and entertainment magazine printed biweekly in Salt Lake City, Utah, U The Pillar was an LGBT publication in Salt Lake City Utah. Published monthly the magazine was published from 1993 to October 2007 LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and Transgender / transsexual There are many local magazines, such as Utah Homes & Garden (quarterly), Salt Lake Magazine (a bimonthly lifestyle magazine),  Wasatch Woman Magazine (a bimonthly magazine spotlighting the successes of local women), and  Salt Lake Underground (SLUG)], an alternative underground music magazine.
KTVX signed on the air as Utah's first TV station in 1947 under the experimental callsign W6SIX. KTVX ( "ABC4") is the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City Utah. KTVX is the oldest TV station in the Mountain Time Zone and the third oldest west of the Mississippi. It is the current ABC affiliate. KSL, the NBC affiliate, has downtown studios at "Broadcast House" in the Triad Center office complex. KSL is operated by a company owned by the LDS Church. KUTV, the CBS affiliate, was recently given a Redevelopment Agency (RDA) grant, and moved its studios to Main Street. For the Communist International university known as KUTV see Communist University of the Toilers of the East. Its news desk overlooks the street, with a large window behind the anchor desk. KSTU is the area's Fox affiliate. KSTU ( "Fox 13") is the Fox -affiliated Television station serving the Salt Lake City Utah Television market KUCW is the CW affiliate and part of a duopoly with KTVX. KUCW is a full-service Television station licensed to Ogden Utah and serving the Salt Lake City market as the CW Television affiliate KJZZ is an independent station owned by Utah Jazz owner, Larry Miller and broadcast Jazz games. KJZZ also carries newscasts produced by KUTV.
Because television and radio stations serve a larger area (usually the entire state of Utah, as well as parts of western Wyoming, southern Idaho, parts of Montana, and eastern Nevada), ratings returns tend to be higher than those in similar-sized cities. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern Nevada ( is a state located in the western region of the United States of America. Some Salt Lake radio stations are carried on broadcast translator networks throughout the state.
Salt Lake City has become a case of market saturation on the FM dial; one cannot go through more than about two frequencies on an FM radio tuner before encountering another broadcasting station. In Economics, " market saturation " is a term used to describe a situation in which a product has become Diffused (distributed within a Market See also Frequency modulation, FM band FM broadcasting is a broadcast Technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that A tuner is an adjustable device which passes one Radio Frequency, or band of frequencies and excludes others by using electrical Resonance. A variety of companies, most notably Millcreek Broadcasting and Simmons Media, have constructed broadcast towers on Humpy Peak in the Uinta Mountains to the east. The Simmons Media Group is a media company based in the United States. An antenna is a Transducer designed to transmit or Receive electromagnetic waves In other words antennas convert electromagnetic waves into The Uinta Mountains (juːˈɪntə are a high chain of mountains in northeastern Utah and extreme northwestern Colorado in the United States These towers allow frequencies allocated to nearby mountain communities to be boosted by smaller, low-powered FM transmitters along the Wasatch Front.
Salt Lake City is the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and has many LDS-related sites open to visitors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the fourth largest Christian denomination in the United States and the largest and most well-known The most popular is Temple Square, which includes the Salt Lake Temple and visitors’ centers that are open to the public, free of charge. Temple Square is a ten acre (40000 m² complex located in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon The Salt Lake Temple is the largest (of more than 120 and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Temple Square also includes the historic Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located in Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah along with the Salt Lake The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a 360 member all-volunteer Choir. The modern LDS Conference Center is across the street to the north. The Conference Center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, which cost billions of dollars is the premier meeting hall for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day The Family History Library, the largest genealogical library in the world, is located just west of Temple Square. The Family History Library (FHL is a genealogical research facility provided and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or It is run by the LDS Church and is open to the public and free of charge.
In 2004, the Salt Lake City main library received an Institute Honor Award for Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. The American Institute of Architects (AIA is a professional organization for Architects in the United States.  and features a distinctive architectural style. The roof of the building serves as a viewpoint for the Salt Lake Valley. The Utah State Capitol Building offers marble floors and a dome similar to that of the building that houses the U. The Utah State Capitol is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City Utah. S. Congress. Other notable historical buildings include the Thomas Kearns Mansion (now the Governor's Mansion), City and County Building, built in 1894, the Kearns Building on Main Street and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine, built in 1909. Thomas Kearns ( April 11, 1862 - October 18, 1918) was a United States Senator from Utah. The Salt Lake City and County Building, usually called the "City-County Building" is the seat of government for Salt Lake City, Utah. The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Near the mouth of Emigration Canyon lies This Is The Place Heritage Park, which re-creates typical 19th century LDS pioneer life. The This Is The Place Heritage Park is located on the east side of Salt Lake City, Utah, at the foot of the Wasatch Range and near the mouth of Hogle Zoo is located across the street from the park. The Hogle Zoo is a Zoo located in Salt Lake City Utah. It is the state's largest zoo containing a variety of animals from different Ecosystems The The city’s largest public park, at over 100 acres, Liberty Park features a lake with an island in the middle and the Tracy Aviary. Liberty Park is a popular public urban park in Salt Lake City Utah, USA The park is home to a large number of birds, both wild and in the aviary. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, located in the foothills of Salt Lake features many different exhibits and also hosts many musical concerts. Red Butte Garden and Arboretum is a Botanical garden and Arboretum operated by the University of Utah, in the foothills of the Wasatch Range Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a Mountain range. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a popular hiking and biking nature trail which spans ninety miles through the foothills of the Wasatch Front. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a mixed use (biking/hiking recreation trail in Utah that will follow the shoreline of the ancient Lake Bonneville where The Wasatch Front is an Urban area in the north-central part of the U
The Olympic Cauldron Park, located at Rice-Eccles Stadium, features the Olympic Cauldron from the games, a visitor's center, and the Hoberman Arch. The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park is a plaza located at the south end of Rice-Eccles Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah. The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a Symbol of the Olympic Games. The Hoberman Arch was the centerpiece of the Olympic Medals Plaza during the 2002 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Legacy Plaza, located at the Gateway District, features a dancing fountain set to music and the names of 30,000 Olympic volunteers carved in stone. The Gateway District is a large open air Retail, residential and office complex in Salt Lake City Utah, United States. The Utah Olympic Park, located near Park City, features the Olympic ski jumps, as well as bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton runs. The Utah Olympic Park is located north of Park City Utah and east of Salt Lake City. Ski jumping is a Sport in which skiers go down an "inrun" with a take-off ramp (the jump attempting to go as far as possible Bobsleigh, bobsled or bobsledge is a Winter sport invented by Englishmen in the late 1860s in which teams make timed runs down narrow twisting banked A luge is a small one- or two-person Sled on which one sleds supine (face up and feet-first Skeleton is a Winter sport in which competitors aim to drive a one-person Sled in a prone head-first position down an ice track in the fastest time Today, the Olympic Park is used for year-round training and competitions. Visitors to the park can watch the various events that occur and even ride a bobsled. The Utah Olympic Oval, located in nearby Kearns, was home to the speed skating events and is now open to the public. The Utah Olympic Oval is an indoor sports arena located southwest of Salt Lake City in the township of Kearns. Kearns is a township and Census-designated place (CDP in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. Speed skating or speedskating is a competitive form of Skating in which the competitors race each other in travelling a certain distance Other popular Olympic venues include Soldier Hollow, the site of cross-country skiing events, located southeast of Salt Lake near Heber City. Heber City (usually known as Heber) is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States.
Salt Lake City is in close proximity to several world-class ski and summer resorts, including Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and Snowbird. Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort in Park City Utah. The resort has been a major tourist attraction for skiers from all over the United States as well as main employer Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range in the Park City area of northern Utah. Snowbird is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the U The resorts cater to millions of visitors each year and offer year-round activities.
Salt Lake City is also home to a few major shopping centers. Trolley Square is an indoor and outdoor mall with many independent art boutiques, restaurants, and national retailers. Trolley Square is a partially-enclosed shopping center located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States The buildings housing the shops are renovated trolley barns with cobblestone streets. A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train The Gateway District, an outdoor shopping mall, is the city’s newest major shopping center and has many national restaurants, clothing retailers, a movie theater, the Clark Planetarium, the Discovery Gateway, a music venue called The Depot, and the Olympic Legacy Plaza. The Gateway District is a large open air Retail, residential and office complex in Salt Lake City Utah, United States. The Clark Planetarium is situated within the Gateway District at the intersection of 400 West and 100 South in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, Discovery Gateway, formerly The Children's Museum of Utah (TCMU, is an interactive hands-on children's museum located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah
On October 3, 2006, the LDS Church, who owns the ZCMI Center Mall and Crossroads Mall, both on Main Street, announced plans to demolish the malls, a skyscraper, and several other buildings to make way for the $1 billion City Creek Center redevelopment. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The ZCMI Center Mall was a shopping center near Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah that was owned by Zions Securities Corporation which opened in 1975 The City Creek Center is a 20 acre shopping center development under construction near Temple Square in the heart of It will combine several new office and residential buildings (one of which will be the third-tallest building in the city) around an outdoor shopping center featuring a stream, fountain, and other outdoor amenities, and is expected to be completed in 2011.  Sugar House is a neighborhood with a small town main street shopping area and numerous old parks. Sugar house also refers to a small building in which maple syrup is processed Sugar House Park is the second largest park in the city, and is host to frequent outdoor events and the primary Fourth of July fireworks in the city. Sugar House Park, or Sugarhouse Park, is located between I-80 2100 South 1300 East and 1700 East in Salt Lake City Utah In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July (or the Fourth) is a Federal holiday commemorating the adoption
Other attractions in or within close proximity to Salt Lake City include the Golden Spike National Historic Site (where the world's first transcontinental railroad was joined), the Lagoon Amusement Park, the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats, Gardner Historic Village, one of the largest dinosaur museums in the U. Golden Spike National Historic Site is a US National Historic Site located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in Transcontinental Railroad is a Railroad that crosses a Continent from "coast-to-coast" Lagoon is an Amusement park in Farmington Utah, United States located about seventeen miles (27 km north of Salt Lake City. Great Salt Lake, located in the northern part of the US state of Utah, is the largest salt lake in the western hemisphere the fourth-largest terminal The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km² Salt flat in northwestern Utah. S. at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, and the world’s largest man-made excavation at Bingham Canyon Mine. Lehi (ˈliːhаɪ is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. The Bingham Canyon Mine is an Open-pit mining operation extracting a large Porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, are popular activities in the Wasatch Mountains east of Salt Lake City. The Greek Orthodox Church ( Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) is formed by several autocephalous churches A winter sport is a Sport commonly played during Winter. As a formal term it refers to a sport played on Snow or Ice, but informally can refer Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a Snow -covered slope on a Snowboard attached to a participant's feet using a special boot set into a mounted binding The Wasatch Range is a Mountain range that stretches about from the Utah- Idaho border south through central Utah in the western United States Eight ski resorts lie within 50 miles (80 km) of the city. Alta, Brighton, Solitude Mountain Resort, and Snowbird are located in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons to the southeast, Deer Valley, The Canyons, and Park City Resort are located to the east, near Park City in Summit County, and Sundance is located to the southeast in Utah County. Alta is a Ski area located in the Wasatch Mountains just east of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Brighton Ski Resort is a ski area located in Big Cottonwood Canyon near Salt Lake City Utah. Solitude Mountain Resort is a Ski resort located in Big Cottonwood Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City UT. Snowbird is an Unincorporated area based in Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Salt Lake County, Big Cottonwood Canyon is a Canyon in the Wasatch Range roughly southeast of Salt Lake City in the U Little Cottonwood Canyon lies within the Wasatch-Cache National Forest along the eastern border of the Salt Lake Valley Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range in the Park City area of northern Utah. The Canyons Resort is one of three Alpine ski resorts located in Park City Utah. Park City Mountain Resort is a ski resort in Park City Utah. The resort has been a major tourist attraction for skiers from all over the United States as well as main employer Park City is a town in Summit and Wasatch counties in the US state of Utah. Summit County is a County located in the US state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area Sundance is a popular Ski resort located near Provo Utah. It was bought by the Actor Robert Redford in 1968 presumably because Redford's wife Utah County is a County located in the US state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 368536 and by 2007 was estimated at 483702 The ski resorts see frequent storms that deposit light, dry snow due to a phenomenon known as the lake effect, where storms amplified by the warm waters of the Great Salt Lake precipitate in the Wasatch Mountains. Lake-effect snow is produced in the winter when cold Arctic winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water providing energy and picking up Water vapor which freezes Alta and Deer Valley only allow skiing, while the others allow both skiing and snowboarding. The popularity of the ski resorts has increased nearly 29% since the 2002 Winter Olympics. The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 2002 
Most of the ski resorts also offer summer activities. The mountains surrounding Salt Lake City are very popular for hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain and road biking, and other related outdoor activities. The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage Definition Camping describes a range of activities Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots whereas Recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped Rock climbing is a Sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls with the goal of reaching the Mountain biking entails the Sport of riding Bicycles off-road often over rough terrain whether riding specially equipped Mountain bikes or hybrid road bikes Road cycling is the most widespread form of Cycling. It takes place primarily on paved surfaces In addition, the many small reservoirs and rivers in the Wasatch Mountains are popular for boating, fishing, and other water-related activities. Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by Boat typically refers to the Recreational use of boats whether Power boats sail boats, or For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. Salt Lake City is the primary jumping-off point for exploring the national parks and monuments and rugged terrain of the southern half of the state, as it contains the only international airport in the state.
Salt Lake City is home to the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA), who play their home games in EnergySolutions Arena and are the only top-level professional sports team in the state. The Utah Jazz is a professional Basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City Utah, United States owned by Larry H They have been among the most successful NBA franchises of the last 20 years. The city's other professional sports include Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer, the Utah Blaze of the Arena Football League, and the Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League (minor league baseball). Real Salt Lake is an American soccer club that is based in the Salt Lake City Utah suburb of Sandy that began playing in Major League Soccer in Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. The Salt Lake Bees are a Pacific Coast League (PCL Minor league baseball team based in Salt Lake City Utah. The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States.
Real Salt Lake was founded in 2005, and currently plays at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City Utah, United States owned by Larry H Real Salt Lake is an American soccer club that is based in the Salt Lake City Utah suburb of Sandy that began playing in Major League Soccer in Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake An as-of-yet unnamed soccer-specific stadium for Real Salt Lake is under construction for the suburb of Sandy and will finish construction by the 2008 season after undergoing nearly 2 years of funding difficulties. Soccer-specific stadium (or football-specific stadium) is a term used mainly in the United States and Canada, coined by Lamar Hunt, to refer Sandy (also known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and a suburb of Salt Lake City.  The Utah Blaze began play in 2006, and were popular in their first season in Utah, recording the highest average attendance in the league. The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The State of Utah (ˈjuːtɔː or) is a western state of the United States.  The Salt Lake Bees are the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Triple A affiliate that play all home games at Franklin Covey Field. The Salt Lake Bees are a Pacific Coast League (PCL Minor league baseball team based in Salt Lake City Utah. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. Franklin Covey Field (formerly Franklin Quest Field) is a Stadium in Salt Lake City Utah. Nearby West Valley City has the Utah Grizzlies ice hockey team of the ECHL. West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U The Utah Grizzlies are an Ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City Utah, USA at the E Center. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered The new ABA league has twice attempted to expand into the city, first with the Utah Snowbears in the 2004-05 season (which folded after reaching the quarterfinals of the playoffs) and later with the Salt Lake Dream (who folded before ever playing a game). The Salt Lake Dream was an American Basketball Association (ABA team in Salt Lake City. The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) also attempted an expansion with the Utah Eagles, who folded halfway through the 2006-07 season. The Continental Basketball Association ( CBA) is a professional men's Basketball league in the United States. The Utah Eagles were a basketball team in the Continental Basketball Association. The Utah Starzz of the WNBA were once located within the city, but moved to San Antonio and became the Silver Stars after reaching the playoffs just once and struggling with attendance. The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA based in San Antonio Texas. The San Antonio Silver Stars are a team in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA based in San Antonio Texas.
The current professional sports in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area:
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|Real Salt Lake||Soccer||Major League Soccer||Rice-Eccles Stadium||2005|
|Utah Grizzlies||Ice Hockey||ECHL||E Center||1995 (current incarnation in 2005)|
|Salt Lake Bees||Baseball||Pacific Coast League||Franklin Covey Field||1994|
Utah lacks a professional football team of its own, and college football is very popular in the state. Professional sports, as opposed to amateur Sports are those in which athletes receive payment for their performance The Utah Jazz is a professional Basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City Utah, United States owned by Larry H The Utah Blaze is an Arena Football League team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. This article is about the sport of Arena Football See Arena Football (video game for the EA Sports Video game of the same name The Arena Football League (AFL was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City Utah, United States owned by Larry H Real Salt Lake is an American soccer club that is based in the Salt Lake City Utah suburb of Sandy that began playing in Major League Soccer in Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U Rice-Eccles Stadium is an outdoor football Stadium on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City Utah. The Utah Grizzlies are an Ice hockey team in the ECHL. They play in West Valley City Utah, USA at the E Center. Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered The E Center is a 10100-seat multi-purpose Arena in West Valley City Utah, southwest of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Bees are a Pacific Coast League (PCL Minor league baseball team based in Salt Lake City Utah. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each The Pacific Coast League (PCL is a Minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. Franklin Covey Field (formerly Franklin Quest Field) is a Stadium in Salt Lake City Utah. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies The University of Utah and Brigham Young University both maintain large followings in the city, and rivalries are intense during the annual game between the two universities. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Unique Characteristics The Utah-BYU rivalry holds a number of unique characteristics that add to its overall greatness This is sometimes referred to as the Holy War because of BYU's status as an LDS university and despite the fact that Utah is a secular university. The Rivalry The Holy War is one of America's oldest and most heated college football rivalries The city has also played host to several international soccer games, with the US as the home team (due to the partisan support when playing Latin American teams).
There are four major freeways located within Salt Lake City. Interstate 15 runs north-south just west of downtown, while Interstate 80 enters near the airport and briefly merges with I-15 west of downtown before heading east through residential neighborhoods into Parley's Canyon. In the US state of Utah, Interstate 15 runs north-south through the southwestern and central portions of the state passing through many of the population centers In the US state of Utah, Interstate 80 runs east-west through Salt Lake City. Parley's Canyon is a canyon located in the US state of Utah. It is accessed by Interstate 80 and is a relatively wide straight canyon State Route 201 (the 2100 South Freeway, as it's locally known) runs east-west along the border with West Valley City; and Interstate 215, a beltway, traverses the city's northwest and west neighborhoods and encircles the city's southern suburbs. State Route 201 (SR-201 known locally as the 21st South Freeway (alluding to the placement of most of the freeway or simply the 201, is a freeway/expressway located West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U Interstate 215 (I-215—also known as the Belt Route or simply the 215 —is an auxiliary interstate in the U SR-201, I-15, and I-80 bisect one another at the "spaghetti bowl" just south of the city in neighboring South Salt Lake. South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.
An additional freeway, known as the Mountain View Corridor, which is part of the Legacy Highway system, is proposed to reduce growing congestion and accommodate rapidly-growing population along the west side of the Salt Lake Valley, with construction set to begin as early as 2008 and completion after 2015. The Mountain View Corridor is a planned Freeway that will run along the west bench of Salt Lake County and into northwest Utah County. This article covers a proposed road For the road currently being constructed see Legacy Parkway. Salt Lake Valley is a 500 square mile valley in Salt Lake County in the north-central portion of the U The first portion of the Legacy Highway system, known as Legacy Parkway, has begun construction as of November 2006 and will connect into I-215 just north of the city borders by 2008. This article covers a proposed road For the road currently being constructed see Legacy Parkway. Interstate 215 (I-215—also known as the Belt Route or simply the 215 —is an auxiliary interstate in the U This highway is expected to significantly reduce congestion on I-15 into Davis County. Interstate 15 (I-15 is the fourth-longest north-south transcontinental interstate highway in the United States, traveling through the states of California For the Davis County Cooperative Society see Latter Day Church of Christ. State Route 154 (Bangerter Highway) is an expressway that provides access to the rapidly growing western and southern cities of the Salt Lake Valley, beginning at Salt Lake City International Airport. State Route 154, or Bangerter Highway —named after former Utah Governor Norman H Salt Lake City International Airport is a major public Airport in Utah. U.S. Route 89 enters from Davis County parallel to I-15 before heading southeast into downtown. In the US state of Utah, US Route 89 is a long north-south State highway through the central part of the state In downtown, U. S. 89 becomes State Street and extends south as the main surface street through the center of the city. Both S. R. 154 and U. S. 89 connect to I-15 at the far south end of the valley.
Salt Lake City's mass transit service is operated by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and includes light rail and bus routes (with the addition of commuter rail in 2008). The Utah Transit Authority (UTA operates a public transportation system throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah. Commuter rail, regional rail or suburban rail is a Passenger rail transport service between a city center and outer suburbs and Commuter towns The 19-mile light rail system, called TRAX, consists of two lines originating downtown, one heading south to Sandy and the other splitting east to the University of Utah. For specific light rail systems many of which use the words "light rail" as part of their name see List of light-rail transit systems. TRAX (full name Transit Express, though rarely used is a two-line Light rail system in Utah 's Salt Lake Valley, serving Salt Lake City Sandy (also known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, and a suburb of Salt Lake City. The University of Utah (referred to locally as ' The U' or ' the U of U') is a publicly funded Research university in Salt Lake Daily ridership averages 42,500 (as of the first quarter of 2007), significantly above original projections, and is the eleventh-most ridden light rail system in the country, but also the fifth-most ridden system by mile. The following is a list of all Light rail systems in the United States ranked by ridership The following is a list of all Light rail systems in the United States ranked by ridership TRAX began service on December 4, 1999, and the University Line opened in 2001 and was extended in 2003 to its current terminus at the University Medical Center. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Both lines begin at the EnergySolutions Arena downtown; the University Line splits east at 400 South. The EnergySolutions Arena is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City Utah, United States owned by Larry H The system has a total of 25 stations (with 14 of them in Salt Lake City proper), with 2 more currently under construction.
The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub, near the Gateway District, was opened in 2005. The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub hosts Amtrak passenger rail Greyhound bus and Utah Transit Authority 's FrontRunner Commuter rail The Gateway District is a large open air Retail, residential and office complex in Salt Lake City Utah, United States. The purpose of the Intermodal Hub is to serve as a central station for national, commuter, and light rail as well as national and local bus services. It is currently occupied by Greyhound; Amtrak is expected to be a future tenant, as well. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 An extension of the TRAX line from the EnergySolutions Arena through the Gateway District to the Intermodal Hub is currently under construction with completion expected in April 2008. This will approximately coincide with the launch of FrontRunner, a commuter rail line extending from the Intermodal Hub north through Davis County and Weber County to Pleasant View. FrontRunner is a commuter rail line recently completed by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA to serve the Wasatch Front area of Utah, Commuter rail, regional rail or suburban rail is a Passenger rail transport service between a city center and outer suburbs and Commuter towns For the Davis County Cooperative Society see Latter Day Church of Christ. Weber County (ˈwiːbər is a County located in the US state of Utah, occupying a stretch of the Wasatch Front, part of the eastern shores Pleasant View is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States.
Future TRAX lines to other Salt Lake City suburbs, as well as to the airport, are also planned. A sales tax hike for road improvements, light rail, and commuter rail was approved on November 7, 2006. Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat  In addition, $500 million in federal funding has been approved for all four of the planned TRAX extensions in addition to an extension of FrontRunner south to Provo. Provo is a city in and the County seat The letter of intent signed with the Federal Transit Administration will allow all of these projects to begin construction soon, some as early as 2008. The Federal Transit Administration ( FTA) is an agency within the United States Department of Transportation (DOT that provides financial and technical assistance 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  It is expected that all of these projects will be complete by 2014. 2014 ( MMXIV) will be a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 
UTA also operates an extensive bus system that extends throughout the Wasatch Front from Brigham City in the north to Santaquin in the south and as far west as Grantsville. The Wasatch Front is an Urban area in the north-central part of the U Brigham City redirects here for the film by Richard Dutcher of the same name please see Brigham City (film Santaquin is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Provo &ndash Orem, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area Grantsville is the second most populous city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. UTA also operates routes to the ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons during the ski season (typically November to April). Big Cottonwood Canyon is a Canyon in the Wasatch Range roughly southeast of Salt Lake City in the U Little Cottonwood Canyon lies within the Wasatch-Cache National Forest along the eastern border of the Salt Lake Valley Approximately 60,000 people ride the bus daily, although ridership has reportedly declined since TRAX was constructed. 
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Salt Lake City, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California across the bay from San Francisco. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub hosts Amtrak passenger rail Greyhound bus and Utah Transit Authority 's FrontRunner Commuter rail The California Zephyr is a 2438-mile (3924-km long Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Western United Union Station is a Chicago Train station that opened in 1925 replacing an earlier 1881 station and is now the only Intercity rail terminal in Chicago Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County California, in the United States. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Greyhound Bus Lines serves Salt Lake City as well, providing access north-to-south through Utah along the I-15 corridor. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States.
Salt Lake City International Airport is located approximately 4 mi (6 km) west of downtown. Salt Lake City International Airport is a major public Airport in Utah. Delta Air Lines operates its second largest hub at the airport, serving over 100 non-stop destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Delta Air Lines Inc ( is a United States Airline based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. An airline hub is an Airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Daily non-stop service to Paris, France began in June 2008. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city SkyWest operates its largest hub at the airport as Delta Connection, and serves 243 cities as Delta Connection and United Express. Delta Connection is the name under which a number of individually owned Regional airlines and Comair operate short and medium haul routes in association with United Express is a Brand name under which seven Regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. The airport is served by 4 UTA bus routes, and plans are in the works for a future light rail route. Ute Cab, City Cab, and Yellow Cab are the major taxi services. See also Taxicab The original Yellow Cab Company based in Chicago Illinois is one of the largest Taxicab companies A taxicab, also taxi or cab, is a type of Public transport for a single passenger or small group of passengers typically for a non-shared ride A total of 22,029,488 passengers flew through Salt Lake City International Airport in 2007, representing a 2. 19 % increase over 2006.  The airport currently ranks as the twenty second busiest airport in the United States in terms of total passengers. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the 
The city is also close in proximity to two additional airports, one being Bountiful-Skypark Airport, located approximately seven miles northwest of downtown in Woods Cross, the other being Salt Lake City Municipal 2 Airport, located in West Jordan. Skypark Airport is a public Airport located three miles (5 km southwest of the city of Bountiful in Davis County, Utah, USA Woods Cross is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden &ndash Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Salt Lake City Municipal 2 Airport is a public Airport located in West Jordan, seven miles (11 km) southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. These airports are primarily used for general aviation purposes. General aviation (abbr GA) is one of two categories of Civil aviation.
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