In spite of the millions of dollars poured into marketing the Park City ski experience, the world really starting taking Utah serious when it began hosting World Cup ski races. The first one was in March of 1985.
The worldwide television coverage - better than any two page spread in a ski magazine could do - showed off Utah's snow and scenery, eventually landing the state the 2002 Olympics. Much of that success can be attributed to Craig Badami – or CB – who was hell bent on bringing the World Cup to town.
This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.
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.
News of the wreck spread quickly around Park City.
Steam spewed from the broken engine and famous local ball player George Spillman made the courageous and risky move to jump inside the train’s cab to close the air valve.
In addition to the continued review of the new General Plan, the Park City Council at its Thursday meeting will consider approving several expenditures, including those for a lobbyist as the State Legislature; a purchase of a right-of-way, and continued Main Street improvements. Lynn Ware Peek has more.