Julie Hopkins http://kpcw.org en Park City History Bits - February 27, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-february-27-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know one of the largest drug busts in Park City took place in 1915?</span></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></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 15:26:11 +0000 KPCW 12693 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - February 27, 2014 Park City History Bits - February 13, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-february-13-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know at one time, Park City’s most distinguished landmark was a building, and not the mountains?</span></strong></p><p>This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p>The local landmark known as the Coalition Building was the lower terminal of the Silver King Mining Company’s aerial tramway. It was located on Park Avenue, north, or downhill, of the Kimball Art Center.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:23:02 +0000 KPCW 12691 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - February 13, 2014 Park City History Bits - February 6, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-february-6-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know Park City had its own soda pop for almost 70 years?</span></strong></p><p>This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>McPolin’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park City Bottling Works bottled and distributed soda from 1898 to 1965. Located on the corner of </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Park Avenue, many old time </span>Parkites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> still remember the soda concocted within its walls.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:47:53 +0000 KPCW 12690 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - February 6, 2014 Park City History Bits - January 30, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-january-30-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know Park City has earned the nickname “Sin City” in Utah since the 1870s?</span></strong></p><p></p><p>This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p>Park City’s brothels catered to the young single miners working long hours and residing in crowded boarding houses. Past accounts suggest that many high-standing men also covertly visited the women.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:41:03 +0000 KPCW 12686 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - January 30, 2014 Park City History Bits - January 23, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-january-23-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you know what special role certain immigrants from Michigan played in Park City’s history?</span></strong></p><p>This is Mark Eaton with your Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>In 1873, four entrepreneurs from Grand Haven, Michigan – Edward Ferry, David McLaughlin, J. W. Mason and Frederick Nims – arrived in Park City and incorporated the Marsac Silver Mining Company. Edward Ferry purchased the Flagstaff Mine for $50,000, and it became their first holding.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:56:34 +0000 KPCW 12685 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - January 23, 2014 Park City History Bits - January 16, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-january-16-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know you once were able to get to Park City’s ski trails by subway?</span></strong></p><p>This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p>Two years after ski slopes opened in 1963 at Treasure Mountains Resort, now Park City Mountain Resort, a Skier's Subway was used to transport skiers nearly two-and-a-half miles into the mountain, through the pitch-black Spiro Tunnel.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:49:07 +0000 KPCW 12683 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - January 16, 2014 Park City History Bits - January 9, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-january-9-2014 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you ever asked ‘Are those <em>shoes</em> in those trees?’ when you’ve driven up Deer Valley Drive?</span></strong></p><p></p><p>This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Before there was a trail under those trees, Pacific Avenue, nick-named Easy Street, lay there, lined with miner shacks. As Park City moved to skiing in the ‘60s, “hippies” began renting the street’s wood-framed buildings. About this time shoes began appearing in the trees.</p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:10:06 +0000 KPCW 12518 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - January 9, 2014 Park City History Bits - December 26, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-december-26-2013 <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you ever thought alcohol was hard to get in Utah, imagine being at the Gold Label Liquor Company the night before Prohibition started.</span></strong></p><p>This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:03:50 +0000 KPCW 12515 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - December 26, 2013 Park City History Bits - December 19, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-december-19-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know Park City’s own Little Train That Could, could for about nine years?</strong></p><p></p><p>This is Mark Eaton with your weekly Park City History Bit.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:30:02 +0000 KPCW 12514 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - December 19, 2013 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