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Park City History Bits
2:22 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Park City History Bits - July 25, 2013

Premiered July 25, 2013 

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.

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Park City History Bits
12:50 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City History Bits - July 18, 2013

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.

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Rugby
12:08 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Muckers Yellow Roses: Symbols of Summer & Rugby

Muckers Roses in full bloom.
Leslie Thatcher

Originally aired July 4, 2013.

If you look around Park City – especially in Old Town this time of year – you’ll see the magnificent bloom of yellow roses.  As KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher reports, they’re a true sign that summer is here.

Park City History Bits
12:08 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City History Bits - July 4, 2013

Premiered July 4, 2013

You just won gold in the Winter Olympics! What do you do now?

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

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Park City History Bits
11:40 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Park City History Bit - June 20, 2013

Premiered June 20, 2013

Ever walk along the trails of Poison Creek as you’re heading up to Main Street and wonder where the name came from?

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

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Behind The Gold
5:21 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Historic Silver

Coaches were stunned at his times as he skied stride after stride to an historic silver medal.

Hi, I'm Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with more of the story on Behind the Gold.

It was opening day at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck. The eyes of the world were focused towards the Men's Downhill on the icy slope of Patscherkofel where Austrian farm boy, Franz Klammer, stole the show with an electrifying win over Swiss favorite, Bernhard Russi.

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Behind The Gold
1:55 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Golden Boy

  

They called him The Golden Boy after his improbable gold medal.  

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

The early 90's were a rebuilding period for the U.S. Ski Team. Despite breakthrough results at the '92 Olympics, the public wasn't convinced. In fact, sports illustrated dubbed the team "Uncle Sam's lead-footed snowplow brigade." But the athletes knew differently, and the public criticism was a motivator for the entire team.

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Park City History Bits
11:26 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Park City History Bits - June 13, 2013

Premiered June 13, 2013

Do you know who brought celebrities and literati to Park City decades before Robert Redford did?

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

Exotic dancer Shirley Price, known as “The Duchess”, arrived in Park City in the 1960s after leaving Hawaii and Las Vegas, and made the town her home and stage. She performed her illustrious act at the C’est Bon, located where the Sweetwater Lift Lodge now stands, and the Ore Haus, which stood at 1410 Empire Avenue.

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Park City History Bits
11:12 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Park City History Bits - June 6, 2013

Did you know you would have been pitied if you told folks you lived in Park City in the 19th century?

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

 

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Park City History Bits
10:59 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Park City History Bits - May 30, 2013

What do the movie Citizen Kane and Park City have in common?

Park City shares part of its origin story with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst – whom many people also believe the movie Citizen Kane is based on. Hearst’s father George Hearst was in Park City in 1872, when he met four men working a mining claim, and bought it for $27,000.

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