Park City History Bits http://kpcw.org en Park City History Bits - December 12, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-december-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.</span></p><p>On July 5, 1905, spectators watching the Rio Grande Western train depart were horrified to see the engine suddenly rear up, topple down the embankment and settle on its side - just a thousand feet from the depot.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">News of the wreck spread quickly around Park City.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:06:58 +0000 KPCW 7353 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - December 12, 2013 Park City History Bits - December 5, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-december-5-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know the “King of Denmark’s” saloon helped Park City recover from the Great Fire of 1898?</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Bill </span>Redeker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with your weekly Park City History Bit.</span></p><p>George Wanning was born around 1859 in Denmark, arriving in Park City in the late 1870s. Wanning helped build the town, but what might have been his most significant mark on local history was his saloon.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:22:07 +0000 KPCW 7352 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - December 5, 2013 Park City History Bits - November 28, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-november-28-2013-0 <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you remember how you <em>used</em> to get up the ski hill?</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.</span></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:14:58 +0000 KPCW 7538 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - November 28, 2013 Park City History Bits - November 21, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-november-21-2013 <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know avoiding water was once a huge challenge for miners?</strong></p><p>This is Mark Eaton, with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p>Park City’s Ontario mine descended 2,500 feet below ground, and a giant Cornish Pump had to pump nearly four million gallons a day from a thousand-foot depth to the drain tunnel on the 600-foot level.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:59:32 +0000 KPCW 7351 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - November 21, 2013 Park City History Bits - November 14, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-november-14-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know a murder in 1883 shocked Park City’s citizens, who dealt with lawlessness almost daily?</span></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two of Park City’s prominent prospectors, Matt Brennan and E. M. Wheeler, were riding their horses near the mouth of Iron Canyon, inspecting mining claims.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:09:21 +0000 KPCW 7350 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - November 14, 2013