Did you ever wonder why a siren goes off in Old Town every night?
This is Diane Foster, with your weekly Park City History Bit.
Lots of locals have their own theories why the siren goes off every night – from calling home miners from the bordellos and bars to checking that everyone made it out of the mines alive. The truth, however, is more practical and nostalgic.
Did you know Park City’s rich and famous have been making tabloid fodder for more than 100 years?
This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit.
If People magazine had existed a century ago, Utah’s Silver Queen, Susanna Bransford, would have dominated the cover. Her Park City mining fortune and flamboyant lifestyle made her a darling of national magazines and newspapers. After all, she married and outlived four husbands, including a Russian prince.
The Kimball Art Center’s Relevant 2013 program – which invites talented emerging artists to take their careers to the next level – returns to Park City later this month. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports.