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Salt Lake County

The first people known to live in Salt Lake County were the Freemont Indians, followed by the shoshone During the Depression the county provided relief for over 11,500 people. Through WWII they served the residents by providing funds for a recreation center for minor military personnell, and a daycare for women working in defense military. There was also mining During the 19th century, but most of the mines are closed now. In 1939 the Alta ski area opened, and in 1965 the plantarium was opened. tribes. The next people following the Native Americans were the Mountain Man, or trappers. William H Ashley was one of the main trappers in the Salt LakeCounty area. The Mormon settlers came in 1847 to establish a religious settlement. Brigham Young lead the Mormon's to explore the surrounding areas, building a fort, and surveying Salt Lake City. The first school was opened in 1847 by Mary Jane Dilworth in her tent. It became a county in 1850, with over 11,000 residents. In 1862 the US troops established Fort Douglas to protect overland communications and to watch the Mormons. Tens of thoughsands of Mormon immigrants passed through Salt Lake City and outside settlements. This was the last major suply point for California-bound travlers.


During the Depression the county provided relief for over 11,500 people. Through WWII they served the residents by providing funds for a recreation center for minor military personnell, and a daycare for women working in defense military. There was also mining During the 19th century, but most of the mines are closed now. In 1939 the Alta ski area opened, and in 1965 the plantarium was opened.

Salt Lake County has always been the center of Utah's population and political & economic power. In 2002 the Winter Olympics were held there. The state capital is in Salt Lake County, along with Temple Square, many ski resorts, Pioneer Trail National Park, the Hogle Zoo, University of Utah, Salt Lake Art Center, & the SLC airport. They have a handful of malls in the county, including the new City Creek Mall.

 

 

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