Park City History Bits

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4:29 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Park City History Bits - October 10, 2013

Did you know Park City’s first ski resort was actually started by two ski buddies? 

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

“Snow Park”, as the resort was called, was built in the summer of 1946 where lower Deer Valley Resort is today and was named after the local ski club. The founders were two friends, Otto Carpenter and Bob Burns. 

The original lift, called the Ottobahn, was a T-bar. When the T-bars were unoccupied, they would drag in the snow, get caught and start pulling down the lift. 

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Park City History Bits
12:33 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Park City History Bits - August 22, 2013

Whose life was more valuable in 1899 – a horse’s or a miner’s?

This is Diane Foster, with your weekly Park City History Bit.

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Park City History Bits
12:33 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Park City History Bits - August 15, 2013

Did you know that it was considered bad luck for a woman to work underground in the mines? This is Hope Woodside with your weekly Park City History Bit. It wasn’t until 1974 that the first woman worked in a Park City mine, and the one who led the way was Shelley Christiansen, hired to operate a hoist 1,500 feet below the surface.

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Park City History Bits
5:59 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Park City History Bits - August 8, 2013

Do you think Park City would be as popular as it is today if it still took four hours to get here?

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

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, horse-drawn stagecoaches were frequently running up and down the canyon between Salt Lake City and Park City. “Stagecoaches” got their name from the different stages the drivers stopped at to change out tired horses. The four-hour trip through the canyon required four stops. 

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Park City History Bits
6:20 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Park City History Bits - August 1, 2013

Besides bars and bordellos, what did local residents do for entertainment when Park City was just starting out?

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