"This is the right place," said Brigham Young, the first Mormon pioneer in Salt Lake City.
He drew up plans to convert this dry valley with small salty lake into a vibrant city. Young intended it to become a new hometown to protect Mormons from persecution. This valley seemed to him a good place, because of its protected location with the high Wasatch Mountains on the east side and a vast desert to the west of the area.
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From the first days Young and his fellow settlers worked hard to harvest crops before winter and dreamed of their new emerging home. But Salt Lake City grew more than anybody could have dreamed of. As soon as railroad arrived to the city it became a trade post drawing huge investments to the area. It became an influential industrial hub thriving on railroads and mines. Meanwhile, businesses brought workers to the territory and Salt Lake City was able to lay claim to becoming a prosperous city.
This immigrant boom shifted the Marmon majority towards a comprehensive mix of religion and ethnicity today in the city live 1.9 percent American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.7 percent Asian, 1.5 percent Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander. This 183,171-strong population occupies a total area of 110.4sqmiles.
When comes to Salt Lake City, after its location it is associated with diverse cultural scene including arts, such events as the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and variety of sites. Attractions include;
- Salt Lake City and County Building, a seat of city's government since 1894
- Utah State Capitol, a state capitol building sits in Downtown
- Liberty Park, a central park with a large pond
- Church History Museum has on display different themed artworks
Add to this a trip to Antelope Island in the neighborhood of the city where you can entertain with hiking, mountain biking and take a look at wildlife. After a day about sightseeing consider a visit to one of restaurants or bars in the city to refresh with a glass of beer and tasty specialties. All of these can be at your fingertips in Salt Lake City in just a click at Booked.net.