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SALT LAKE CITY – FROM PIONEERS TO TECH MECCA THE HISTORY OF SALT LAKE CITY Salt Lake City was founded on July 24, 1847 by Mormon pioneers moving West. When they arrived in Utah, they encountered an arid, inhospitable valley. Despite the harsh conditions, they saw what the area could be and committed to cultivating the land, which established the foundation for the city today. On May 10, 1869, the first transcontinental railroad was completed just north of Salt Lake at Promontory Summit, Utah; in conjunction to this and the immigration of miners and pioneers, Salt Lake City was nicknamed the “Crossroads of the West.” Since then, Salt Lake City has developed a strong outdoor recreation industry and in 2002, Salt Lake City was host to the Olympic Winter Games. Utah was the fifth state in the United States to host the Olympic Games with approximately 2,400 athletes from 78 nations participating in 78 events in 15 disciplines, held throughout 165 sporting sessions. Many venues are still in operation today and available to the public. SALT LAKE CITY TODAY Today, Salt Lake City offers everything from professional sports to concerts and theater to a lively nightlife scene to many kid-approved attractions. Best of all, the city’s backyard offers limitless year-round activities and recreations. Salt Lake City ranks in the top 10 of numerous lists including livability, safety, health, affordability, business, and employment opportunities. Steady, strong economic growth and stability coupled with innovative entrepreneurship has captured the attention of the Silicon Valley tech industry and has predicted Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas to be the next Tech Mecca as “Silicon Slopes” continues to grow and innovate. SALT LAKE CITY LIFESTYLE Salt Lake City is active, outgoing, trendy, and unique with a character all its own. Salt Lakers are welcoming to all and once you’re immersed, you’re sure to love it. With a booming economy fueled by tourism, medical research, and technology, a sizable portion of Salt Lake City residents are transplants from all over the country and the world, resulting in an intersection of culture and sociability which generates a truly distinct way of life. GUIDE TO CONTENTS History of Salt Lake .......................3 Natural Wonders ............................5 Parks and Recreation ................... 7 Annual Events ................................9 Winter Activities .............................11 Summer Activities .........................13 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES UTAH PROPERTIES | BHHSUTAH.COM The Arts ...........................................14 Family Fun and Sports .................17 Out on the Town ............................19 Utah Education ..............................21 Salt Lake City Airport ....................23 Our Company Story ......................25 3