Tag Archives: Historical

Park City Ghost Tours

Hear about Lizzy… the ghost that lives at the Imperial Hotel. Her husband shot her and her boyfriend as they lay sleeping in bed. (She likes men with beards!)

Learn about the Miner who fell down the mine shaft losing every limb on the 600 foot fall. (His favorite bar with the Alamo and he can still be seen drinking there today.)

Park City Ghost Tours reflects years of research into the colorful past of Park City. Originally a mining outpost, most people in Utah considered Park City “Sin City”.

With mining came hard drinking, gambling and brothels. And with this… came accidents, mysterious unexplained deaths and MURDER!

Nightly 7 pm

Park City Ghost Tours
415 Main Street, Park City
(435) 615-7673

Train Ride Provo Canyon

Heber Valley Railroad up Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah County, Family Train Rides

Climb aboard for breathtaking scenery and a time to unwind during this relaxing, three-hour ride. Capture stunning views of Mt. Timpanogos and the dramatic landscape of the glacier-carved Provo Canyon.

The Provo Canyon Limited departs from The Heber Valley Railroad Station, follows the shores of Deer Creek Reservoir then travels along the banks of the renowned Provo River to Vivian Park. You will have a layover of approximately 20 minutes at the Park, where the little passengers can play at the playground, and the grown-ups can enjoy the riverside views.  The return trip to the Heber Depot is just over an hour aboard the train.

Daily Train Rides (Except Sunday)

Heber Valley Railroad
450 S 6th W, Heber City, UT 84032
(435) 654-5601

Life On The Farm

Wheeler Farm Historic, Landmark, Salt Lake City, County, Family, Children's Activities, Petting Zoo, Farm

Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the grounds and visit the animals as a public park and part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation department.

There is NO ADMISSION FEE to enter the grounds. No fees charged for activities such as wagon rides, milking the cow and special events.

Wheeler Historic Farm is a working farm and the animals serve an agricultural purpose. They have cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated but may be petted with caution.

Wheeler Farm
6351 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(385) 468-1755

Utah State Fairpark

The Utah State Fairpark and event center offers a modern event facility in a historical setting since 1856.

  • Utah State Fair
  • Vans Skatepark Championships
  • Days Of 47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo
  • Concerts
  • Exhibition Center
  • Conferences
  • Sporting Events
  • Flea Market
  • Swap Meets

Utah State Fairpark
155 1000 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 538-8400

Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People

The BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures is pleased to announce their newest exhibit, “Nuchu: Voices of the Ute People.”

The exhibit celebrates the rich heritage of the Ute throughout northeastern Utah, including Utah Valley. In the exhibit, their voices tell the story of their vibrant history and life.

The exhibit contains items collected around the Vernal area of Utah during the 1930s and 1940s. The text and labels for this exhibit are taken from interviews with Ute tribal members over the past 15 years, providing an opportunity to hear how the Ute view the items and their own heritage. Helping to fulfil the MPC’s mission to train future museum professionals, “students have combed through hours of interviews and texts, collaborated on the design of the galleries, and built the displays,” Kari Nelson, curator of education, said.

Museum of Peoples and Cultures
Brigham Young University
700 North 100 EastProvo, Utah  
(801) 422-0020

Fighting Fulmers

Boxing Gloves, Fulmers, South Jordan, Utah, West Jordan, Utah Salt Lake City Exhibit, Display

Gale Center Museum Display

The eleven acres of Fullmer property lay astraddle the common boundary of West Jordan and South Jordan. The children went to school in West Jordan and to church in South Jordan, never making much of a distinction between them. They lived in a tiny one-bedroom home with no indoor plumbing or electricity but it didn’t matter. What mattered was boxing.

This family’s famous and journey began when the Fullmer boys noticed an outdoor boxing ring at Marv Jensen’s house on the way home from school. Gene began training at six and all of the boys trained daily. This display demonstrates the work ethic, close family ties, training, and positive philosophy of a great family.

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum
10300 Beckstead Lane 
South Jordan, UT 84095  
(801) 254-3048

Old Time Post Office, Store, Home & School Exhibit

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum in South Jordan, Utah

School
The school is built to look as if we are ready for a day of learning at the turn of the twentieth century, about 1900. It resembles the one built at approximately 104th S. and 1300 West.

Home
This house is built to look like the home of Byrum Henry Beckstead, one of the first settlers in South Jordan and was built especially for children. In it they (you) have the opportunity to feel what it would have been like to live back in the early days of South Jordan.

Store
There were several stores in early South Jordan. The first large store was the Jordan Mercantile run by Joseph Holt. It was located at 10346 South 1300 West and was built about 1895. It carried a full line of household and farm items. It also housed an office, dance hall and stage. The wonderful building here in the History Center is a combination of two later stores that were important places in the lives of the early settlers starting around 1930.

Post Office
In early days mail delivery was very different from today. Mail to this area of the Salt Lake Valley was delivered once a week to the city of Sandy. One postman, or mail carrier, then delivered mail to the South Jordan, Bennion, West Jordan, Riverton, Draper, Midvale and Crescent cities. Then back to Sandy he went! He carried it all on his back in 2 bags.

Terrific Tuesdays – Monthly at 6 pm
Look no further than the Gale Center of History and Culture on Tuesday evenings for exciting family fun activities! We will have arts & crafts, guest speakers, movies, games, demonstrations etc.

Gale Center of History & Culture Museum
10300 Beckstead Lane South Jordan
(801) 254-3048

Free Golden Spike Park Days

Golden Spike Historical Site, Railroad, Trains, UtahGolden Spike National Historic Site is a U.S. National Historic Site located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869.

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees.