Mark Eaton

Local News Hour - April 6, 2018

Apr 6, 2018

On today’s program, Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Librarian Lee Whiting who talks about the new Kamas Branch. Park City Council member Lynn Peek has a recap of last night's meeting. Glenn Dyer, who most people know as Duffy Dyer, talks about his first novel a WW II story, "The Torch Betrayal” and Park City Resident, NBA All-Star and now Author Mark Eaton, talks about his new book, “The Four Commitments of a Winning Team.” He'll be doing a book signing tonight at Dolly's Bookstore on Main St.

The Story Mine – December 23, 2012

Mar 8, 2018

Enjoy our Christmas Eve extravaganza! Retired professional basketball player and Park City resident Mark Eaton reads The Night Before Christmas. Musical selections include Kathleen Dougherty on the harp, as well as Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band! Co-hosts Dave and Cathy have an unexpected visitor!  Also, have you ever heard of a donkey egg?

Do you know what special role certain immigrants from Michigan played in Park City’s history?

This is Mark Eaton with your Park City History Bit.

In 1873, four entrepreneurs from Grand Haven, Michigan – Edward Ferry, David McLaughlin, J. W. Mason and Frederick Nims – arrived in Park City and incorporated the Marsac Silver Mining Company. Edward Ferry purchased the Flagstaff Mine for $50,000, and it became their first holding. 

Did you know Park City’s own Little Train That Could, could for about nine years?

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

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.