Seeing the sites in Salt Lake City

When Brigham Young and his Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints crew happened upon the valley where Salt Lake City sits in 1847, the isolation of the area appealed to them and they settled immediately. Surrounded by the city’s namesake, the Great Salt Lake, and two mountain ranges (the Wasatch and Oquirrh), it’s afforded quite the protection, which comforted the persecuted Mormons.

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Today the city is Utah’s biggest and a thriving metro area, popular mostly for skiing and the Great Salt Lake. And of course, the headquarters of the Mormon Church. Continue reading

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