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Park City History
3:14 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 28, 2013

Did you remember how you used to get up the ski hill?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

When Treasure Mountains Resort (now Park City Mountain Resort) opened in 1963, it featured the Prospector double chairlift, two J-bars and a two-and-a-half-mile aerial tramway, said to be the longest in North America. A four-passenger gondola from the resort base to the top of Pinion Ridge quickly became a popular attraction.

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Book Review
1:39 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

November Book Review: The Panther

The Panther by Nelson DeMille debuted at #1 on New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. Barbara Bretz has this month's KPCW Book Review.

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Park City History
11:59 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 21, 2013

Did you know avoiding water was once a huge challenge for miners?

This is Mark Eaton, with your weekly Park City History Bit.

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.

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Park City History
9:09 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 14, 2013

Did you know a murder in 1883 shocked Park City’s citizens, who dealt with lawlessness almost daily?

This is Chris Waddell with your weekly Park City History Bit.

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. 

Suddenly, a shot rang out and Brennan dropped from his horse. Brennan’s dying words were, “Black Jack Murphy done me in.” Murphy surrendered to the local sheriff after escaping Wheeler and friends. 

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Local Art Collections
2:15 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

A New Kimball Art Center Show Features Local Collectors

The newest show at the Kimball Art Center features private art collections from our own community members. Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

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Park City History
12:03 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Park City History Bits - November 7, 2013

Did you know you once were able to get to Park City’s ski trails by subway?

This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.

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.

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Art Talk
10:01 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Monthly Art Talk Features Author Thomas Rugh

This week's Art Talk at the Kimball Art Center focuses on art inspired by the Wasatch Mountains' landscapes and history. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Park City History
6:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Park City History Bits - October 31, 2013

Did you know the famous Pony Express came right through Summit County?

This is Bill Redeker with your weekly Park City History Bit.

As kids we loved learning about The Pony Express, but it actually only operated for 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861.

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Friday Film Review
4:44 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Friday Film Review: Escape Plan

Return with us to those olden days, when Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled the action-movie universe. Rick Brough has the Friday Film Review.

The Friday Film Review is sponsored by the Utah Film Center.

  

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Park City History
6:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Park City History Bits - October 24, 2013

Have you heard of the two women who ran the Park City franchise of the world’s oldest profession?

This is Mark Eaton with your weekly Park City History Bit.

Park City had few respectable jobs for single women during the mining days. But one time-tested occupation thrived for at least 70 years.

Prostitution was a difficult way to make a living. The Park Record documents stories of assaults, gunfights and suicide attempts on “The Row,” the area where prostitutes lived, now Deer Valley Drive.

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