History 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 - 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 - October 10, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-october-10-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Did you know Park City’s first ski resort was actually started by two ski buddies?&nbsp;</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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Snow Park”, as the resort was called, was built in the summer of 1946 where lower Deer Valley Resort is today and was named after the local ski club. The founders were two friends, Otto Carpenter and Bob Burns.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:29:26 +0000 KPCW 5506 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - October 10, 2013 Park City History Bits - August 22, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-august-22-2013 <p><strong>Whose life was more valuable in 1899 – a horse’s or a miner’s?</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Diane Foster, with your weekly Park City History Bit.</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Monika Guendner 3219 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - August 22, 2013 Park City History Bits - August 15, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-august-15-2013 <div><strong>Did you know that it was considered bad luck for a woman to work underground in the mines?</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It wasn’t until 1974 that the first woman worked in a Park City mine, and the one who led the way was Shelley Christiansen, hired to operate a hoist 1,500 feet below the surface. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Monika Guendner 3218 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - August 15, 2013 Park City History Bits - August 8, 2013 http://kpcw.org/post/park-city-history-bits-august-8-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Do you think Park City would be as popular as it is today if it still took four hours to get here?</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> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:59:18 +0000 Monika Guendner 3217 at http://kpcw.org Park City History Bits - August 8, 2013 9/11 Artifact May Come To Utah http://kpcw.org/post/911-artifact-may-come-utah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A piece of U.S. history, from the cataclysm of 9-11, could be coming to Utah. Organizers are asking for financial help with the effort. Rick Brough has more.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:34:22 +0000 Rick Brough 2385 at http://kpcw.org 9/11 Artifact May Come To Utah