Julie Hopkins

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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Park City History
5:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Park City History Bits - October 17, 2013

Did you know there was a time when Kings & Queens ruled Park City – as well as cleaned, cooked and staffed the front desk at the Chateaux Après Lodge?

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

Back in the 1970s and ‘80s the owners of Chateaux Après, Ed and Sue Hosenfeld, ran ads throughout the United States to recruit kids to help them run the lodge with their eight children. To boost response, they nicknamed the positions “Kings” and “Queens.”

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